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Reporting to the Associate Director of Curriculum in the Office for Online Learning (HMX), the Scientific Content Writer & Editor will work with the HMX curriculum team to evaluate, create, and improve content for the new and existing HMX Courses and Topics and contribute to the overall curriculum team development.
The Scientific Content Writer & Editor is responsible for reviewing and editing all-new HMX materials for content accuracy and improving scientific communication. They will also work with the HMX Curriculum Leads to create specific course and marketing materials for the new HMX Pro Courses and Topics in the genetics, pharmacology, AI, and immunology series. The Scientific Content Writer & Editor is also responsible for overseeing the evaluation and maintenance/improvement of the current HMX courses in the physiology, biochemistry, genetics, pharmacology, and immunology series. This includes responsibility for review of current course materials and qualitative student feedback, and drafting updates as needed. The Scientific Content Writer & Editor may also contribute to the research goals at HMX by helping to write and submit scientific articles based on the qualitative and quantitative data obtained from the HMX courses. This position is designed for early career scientists who are interested in scientific communication and content development.
Job duties include:
Content review and editing -Review of all new HMX Pro course assets for accuracy of content, grammar and punctuation, and for areas where clarity of scientific communication could be improved including assessment questions, teaching videos, and explorable interactive diagrams -Review of early drafts and outlines of HMX course assets including scripts, interview questions, and video drafts -Lead course updates by evaluating the effectiveness and continued accuracy of existing HMX offerings; recommend and draft updates to the courses -Responsible for the quality assurance of new HMX materials and offerings on the learning management system
Content development -Create course materials for new HMX Pro Courses or Topics, in collaboration with other curriculum team members including animation scripts, course content text pages, and study materials -Lead the creation of publicly accessible content and content-focused marketing materials, in collaboration with the curriculum and creative media teams, including public-facing web page content, new course trailer scripts and outlines, new course previews, and marketing quizzes for social media
Research -Contribute to writing and submission of research articles based on qualitative and quantitative data obtained from the HMX courses -Contribute to research investigating the impact of the program on student learning and engagement
Curriculum Team Development -Contribute to curriculum team efforts to brainstorm, create, and ensure the quality of new teaching modalities and materials across course series
HMX is an educational initiative at Harvard Medical School dedicated to creating fully online courses on foundational and cutting edge topics in medical science. These courses are led by Harvard Medical School faculty, working in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team of experts in biomedical visualization, assessment, and the science of learning. The instruction is based on principles derived from educational research to improve learning retention and relies on best practices in scientific visualization.
Applicants wishing to be considered for this position must include a cover letter and three relevant science writing samples in addition to their resume. Finalists will be asked to complete a comprehensive writing assessment.
This position is based in Boston, but the work may be done fully or primarily remote. Any remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA*, CT, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VA, VT, and WA). Individual flexible and remote work options for this role will be discussed during the interview process. *Note: Harvard employees working in California must be exempt.
The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard's Vaccine & Booster Requirements. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University's COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University's
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required
Minimum of 5 years' relevant work experience
PhD in biomedical sciences is strongly preferred
Experience supporting scientific communication in biomedical sciences or other related fields including communications/journalism
Excellent organizational, time management, and planning skills
Well-developed writing and self-editing skills, with intense attention to detail
Experience working with film or video preferred, either in a scriptwriting or production capacity
Track record of working in highly collaborative team settings
Commitment to tackling new topics and problems with creativity and enthusiasm
Demonstrated interest in science communication or a track record of excellent science communication, in-person or online
Strong interest in online education and the applications of technology in higher education
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.