Student Science Writer (part time for college student)

Student Science Writer

The Organization

As an independent research organization, the Morgridge Institute for Research explores uncharted scientific territory to discover tomorrow’s cures. In affiliation with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, we support researchers who take a fearless approach to advancing human health in emerging fields such as regenerative biology, metabolism, virology and biomedical imaging. Through public programming, we work to inspire scientific curiosity in everyday life.

Job Purpose:

The NSF Partnership to Advance Throughput Computing (PATh) is looking for a student science writer to promote the impacts of the project on research and campuses across the country. The position will provide opportunities to learn about research across multiple domains, to develop an understanding of computational research methods and computing technologies, and to advance the understanding of these concepts by relevant audiences.

The position will work 10-20 hours per week. Work hours will be flexible, but mostly between 8am – 5pm, Monday – Friday.


  • Feature Writing: Produce 1 long-form and a few short stories per month for web and newsletter distribution, highlighting the impacts and achievements of PATh. With input on story leads, interview researchers and other story subjects from across the      country, as well as relevant PATh staff. Draft and proof copy, conduct fact-checking, and coordinate input/edits from other PATh team members.    Contribute to editorial strategy and copy-editing of other stories, blog  posts, etc., produced by PATh.
  • Website Publishing: Edit and/or create webpages in support of the above across websites relevant to PATh.  Contribute ideas for website content and strategy.
  • Social Media: Draft social media posts to promote PATh efforts and the research it impacts. Assist with monitoring, analyzing, and reporting on audience engagement and related metrics across social media outlets (Twitter, Facebook, etc.).
  • Other related duties on an as-needed basis, and per interests/experience.

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