1+ months

Communications Specialist

Bethesda, MD 20814


We blend deep domain expertise in health IT, life sciences, public safety, and grants management with advanced technologies to help Federal agencies solve complex problems that improve, protect, and save lives. As a rapidly growing company, we combine entrepreneurial spirit, customer focus, and an outcomes-based approach to cultivate a culture of innovation, customer success, and employee growth.

Duties & Responsibilities

MSC is searching for a Communications Specialist to provide support to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This opportunity is a full-time position with MSC and it is on-site in Bethesda, Maryland.


  • Assist the communications team and Office staff on the development of visual and written communication products associated with the NIH, Institute and Center.
  • Assist with the development of the Centers messaging and other products to communicate research successes.
  • Support internal and external communications methods which may include intranet, internal newsletter, electronic signage, policy, strategic plans and student tours with messaging. Support the development of an annual editorial calendar and processes for the internal newsletter around the Centers communications initiatives and major events worthy of public attention.
  • Track and support incoming media inquiries and interview requests, content for press releases, byline articles and keynote presentations, and public relations needs that increase the effectiveness of visual communications products in meeting the needs and requirements of the Center.
  • Track and archive Center information and messages that have been reviewed by subject matter experts and assist with disseminating information as requested to increase the effectiveness of written communications products in meeting the needs and requirements of the Center.
  • Assist in ensuring that all public messages, materials, and strategies for target audiences are credible, clear, and meaningful.
  • Prepare documents in accordance with office policies and procedures, including reviewing, revising, and editing as needed. Ensures responses conform to applicable regulations, style manuals, and publication standards.
  • Review and analyze documents for logical, well-organized structure. Checks and verifies information for accuracy and consistency using a broad variety of Internet sources such as PubMed, Medline, and other Web sites and search engines.
  • Continually support new communications methods and approaches to increase efficiency in achieving goals and objective and ensures that communications messages are tailored to suit the new communications methods.



  • Bachelors degree in Biology or a related scientific discipline.
  • Minimum of three (3) years in communications strategy development or a related field.
  • Experience with creating literature, preparing briefing materials, and designing and launching communication campaigns.
  • Demonstrated experience in copywriting, proofreading and editing documents in accordance with office/agency policy and procedures.
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written.
  • Experienced in Microsoft Office suite. Photo and video editing software knowledge is a plus.


Medical Science & Computing (MSC), a Dovel company, is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


Posted: 2020-08-04 Expires: 2020-10-08

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