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Scientific Communications Manager - Weber Shandwick

Boston, MA

As scientific communications manager, the candidate will provide counsel to internal teams and clients on how to use scientific information to define communications strategies and craft stories that resonate with key audiences, including consumers. Will also take the lead in creating content for various communications platforms, including web sites, news rooms, etc.  Other key responsibilities include performing research and educating internal and external teams on the scientific landscape and unique position of drugs, devices, services, and research enterprises (e.g., university programs, etc.); providing counsel on how to navigate issues related to data; and working directly with scientists and other staff on the client side to develop and articulate key messages/stories.

Required Skills/Attributes

  • Strong and creative writer; ability to translate technical information/data for multiple audiences

  • Fast learner

  • Ability to assess competitive landscape and define strategic positioning of a product/client based on scientific assets

  • Strong collaborator; flexible/adaptable; always willing to pitch in with teammates to get the job done

  • Strong presenter; projects confidence and authority when communicating ideas to colleagues and clients

  • Strong project management skills, including budgeting and staff allocation.

  • Fluency in digital and social media



  • 3-5 years’ experience working for a med ed, med ad, PR company; or in-house in the communications department of a university, research institute, pharma company, etc.

About the Company:

Weber Shandwick is a leading global communications and engagement firm in 79 cities across 34 countries with a network extending to 127 cities in 81 countries. The firm’s diverse team of strategists, analysts, producers, designers, developers and campaign activators has won the most prestigious awards in the world for innovative, creative approaches and impactful work, including being honored as PRWeek’s Global Agency of the Year in 2015 and 2016, an Ad Age A-List Agency in 2014 and 2015, and The Holmes Report’s Global Agency of the Year in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2015. Weber Shandwick and its Prime unit have won a combined 25 Cannes Lions since 2009. Weber Shandwick was also named a Best Place to Work by Ad Age in 2014 and 2015 and PRWeek in 2013 and 2014. The firm deploys deep expertise across sectors and specialty areas, including consumer marketing, corporate reputation, healthcare, technology, public affairs, financial services, corporate social responsibility, financial communications and crisis management, using proprietary social, digital and analytics methodologies. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). For more information, visit


Weber Shandwick is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Weber Shandwick recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability,  sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.