Friday, October 2, 2009

Pimp This Job: NIH Short Term (6-8 month) Communications Gig

Just got an email from a colleague at NIH. There's an interesting opportunity there for a communications detail for 6-8 months. They're hoping to fill the position sometime this month, so if you're interested, respond quickly!

The National Children’s Study (located in the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health) is searching for a qualified individual for a communications detail in the Program Office (main office of the NCS) for 6-8 months.

This person would fill the position held by the Outreach and Communications Coordinator who will be out of the office for an extended period, and would also overlap with the Coordinator for a few months on either side.

We’re hoping for a start date of October or November, but the timeframe is flexible. Aside from the regular communication and outreach activities this position entails, there are a few large and challenging upcoming communications/outreach projects (i.e., work on revising the NCS communications plan, launching a marketing campaign) which could be of special interest to a potential detailee. A detailed position description is available upon request.

Please direct questions to Kate Winseck, Outreach and Communications Coordinator, NCS, 301-594-8625,

An aside... The National Children's Study is a really neat project. I know about it because Johns Hopkins -- where I have my "day job" -- is involved in it. The Study is going to examine the effects of environmental influences on the health and development of 100,000 children across the United States, following them from before birth until age 21. The goal of the Study is to improve the health and well-being of children. What better cause to get involved with? Seriously, for anyone looking for a short-term project, this is a great opportunity.

-- Robin

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