NSLS-II Science Communicator

Website BrookhavenLab National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II)

Job ID 1446

Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory’s almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.
Organizational Overview

This position will be responsible for all internal and user communications and outreach efforts at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science user facility at Brookhaven Lab. NSLS-II is a new, large research facility that produces extremely bright beams of x-ray, ultraviolet, and infrared light used to examine a wide range of materials and accelerate advances in energy, environmental science, and medicine.

This facility is open to users from academia and industry and it begins operations at a time when the world is entering a new era with a global economy fueled largely by scientific discoveries and technological innovations. NSLS-II provides the research tools needed to foster new discoveries and create breakthroughs in critical areas such as energy security, environment, and human health.

Position Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible for all duties relating to advanced science writing and media and communications activities including but not limited to translation/communication of complex scientific news and discoveries, internal and user communications and outreach efforts at the NSLS-II, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science user facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Raise the profile of the National Synchrotron Light Source II and its mission, vision, capabilities, advances, and initiatives among key audiences, including potential visiting researchers, the synchrotron science community, internal stakeholders, and policy makers.
Will lead the communication effort to key audiences about NSLS-II’s scientific advances, personnel, capabilities, news, and developments through the production of activity and progress reports, periodic newsletters, brochures, and promotional materials in electronic, web-based, and hard-copy formats;
Develop content for the NSLS-II website;
Work closely with the NSLS-II User Office to develop and distribute communications to the 4,000-plus visiting researchers who will conduct experiments at NSLS-II each year when it is fully operational;
Manage NSLS-II social media feeds targeted to inform scientific facility users about NSLS-II updates, news, and key deadlines
Participate in outreach efforts related to scientific meetings, special events and tours;
Work closely with the NSLS-II Director and User Office to coordinate all NSLS-II internal and user communications.
Serve as a liaison with the Media & Communications Office and assist in the development of news releases, feature stories, and other informational materials
Interfaces with diverse points of contact such as DOE, community stakeholders at public events, BNL senior management, and scientists.

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Bachelor’s degree in journalism, science, or a related field.
Minimum of six (6) years of science-writing experience.
Experience in desktop publishing and web-based communications and outreach.
Demonstrated ability in leading the effort to cultivate relationships with a wide range of customers and colleagues, including scientists, university faculty, and administrators, and in interacting with a diverse community of scientific, professional, and technical personnel at all organizational levels is necessary.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

Graduate degree in journalism, science, or related field.

At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes but is not limited to:

Medical Plans
Dental Plans
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
401(k) Plan
On-site Child Development Center, Swimming Pool, Weight room Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits.

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