Lumina Corps

Lumina Corps is seeking a science writer to support high profile federal government clients with science and health writing. Ideal candidates will have experience working with federal government clients to develop summaries and reports. This position requires experience with and understanding of biomedical science and public health concepts and an ability to translate them for scientific, policy, and lay public audiences. Science writers must be detail orientated and have excellent skills in oral and written communication. A research background in cancer, genetics, or epidemiology is a plus.

At Lumina Corps, we believe that strategic, purposeful communications and research can inspire learning and action and bring about positive change in our world. We partner with agencies and organizations whose missions inspire us through their service to progress in health, science, and well-being.

What You'll Do:

  • Work as part of a team of science writers, project managers, and other specialists to deliver content and written deliverables that contribute to the advancement of scientific progress at our clients’ agencies.
  • Take notes on short (1- to 2-hour) conference calls and virtual meetings and prepare minutes on quick turnaround basis.
  • Attend NIH, FDA, and other scientific conferences, workshops, and/or working group meetings; take notes; prepare meeting minutes and summaries.

Ideal Candidates Will Have:

  • A minimum of 3 years of work experience writing in the context of federal science programs
  • MS or PhD in biomedical sciences, public health, or related scientific discipline preferred
  • Technical writing experience in a relevant field of science strongly preferred
  • Substantial experience notetaking and writing summary minutes of both virtual and in-person scientific meetings
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with web-based meeting platforms
  • Ability to work independently to meet deadlines and be organized when contributing to several projects at once
  • Keen attention to detail and expertise in managing timelines
  • Organization skills, and readiness to take initiative
  • Critical thinking skills, with an ability to quickly discern issues and troubleshoot during live events
  • Positive, solutions-oriented, customer-service mindset, able to be flexible to take on large or small tasks as needs arise in a fast-paced environment

Required Skills

  • Knowledge of project management software, with knowledge of Asana as a plus
  • Advanced MS Office application skills: Outlook, Word, Excel, Sharepoint

This full-time position with benefits; hybrid and fully remote schedules are permitted. Lumina Corps headquarters is located in Silver Spring, Maryland; remote candidates will be considered.

Lumina Corps is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.