Office of Technology Management - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (19001252)
The Scientific Writer/Technology Marketing Associate is responsible for developing and preparing marketing content and marketing materials for new technologies and programs developed at the University.
The position will coordinate with licensing and commercialization staff, as well as faculty and key stakeholders to ensure a consistent approach to marketing and implementation of marketing strategies. The position will assist in marketing planning for the University's IP portfolio and educational programming. In support of this effort, the position will oversee and provide guidance to marketing and science writing interns. The individual will also be responsible for developing content for the office website, social media, and special projects as needed, including assisting with editing office publications. The position will support business development efforts to identify potential licensees and create content to support such interactions.
This position requires a bachelor's degree in a technical field (life sciences, chemistry, and/or engineering), journalism, English, or communications; Master's degree or advanced degree is desirable. At least three years' proven writing experience in a technical field is needed; familiarity/experience with biotechnology and/or engineering is essential. Candidate must demonstrate an understanding and familiarity with life sciences and/or physical sciences and be able to write scientific texts and documents. Must demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills, and the ability to thrive in a team environment and work on multiple projects simultaneously are essential. Experience in social media, electronic media, and web-based communications is a plus.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Communications.II
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 3-5 years experience
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5 pm
Hiring Range: $26,988.00 - $43,212.00
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: Yes
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.