The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USCâs Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology is a unique facility that unites world-class researchers in a variety of disciplines centered around structures of the craniofacial region. Since its inception in 1991, CCMB has been home to several major discoveries and has attracted top researchers from around the world.
The Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology is looking for a talented Public Communications Coordinator to join the team!
The Public Communication Coordinator will coordinate and support the promotion of CCMBâs mission, brand, faculty, researchers and their research projects and services. The selected candidate will be responsible for identifying press opportunities, developing content to disseminate social media content, update and maintain current website, news letters and press releases. A candidate with experience with publication and external relations with a research facility is preferred.
This position will be responsible for editing scientific manuscripts in developmental biology and related biomedical fields. In addition, this position will manage the Centerâs public communications programs to promote the Center and its research projects and programs:
Edits scientific manuscripts and presentations for content and style in preparation for submission and publication.
Produces newsletters and other educational and promotional materials in printed and digital formats.
Develops content for social media; develops and maintains website and database; coordinates and manages press and communication tasks such as contents, interviews, website news, etc.
Coordinates all aspects of department public relations functions and activities.
Coordinates activities and events to enhance the public's awareness of the university, a department of the university or students, faculty, staff and/or alumni of the University.
Position specific job qualifications:
Must have a deep understanding of biomedical research and help to prepare research manuscripts and grant applications. Must have Masterâs degree in biology or a related field; PhD preferred. Must be a confident communicator and presenter, excellent in verbal and written communication skills. Must possess excellent organizational and planning skills. Must be proactive, reliable, responsible and accurate with an attention to detail. Must possess the ability to keep information confidential. Must have a tactical understanding of social media platforms. Must be self-motivated with a positive and professional approach to management.
Preferred Experience: 3 years, research facility related public relations
Communication -- written and oral skills
Conceptualization and design
Creative writing and editing
Graphic design Interviewing
Knowledge of applicable laws/policies/principles/etc.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 2 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Public relations, journalism, advertising or related field.
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