Transferable Skills

Interpreting Information as a Science Writer in Science Communication

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

When writing a news article about a recent research breakthrough, I have to understand complex and intricate research papers from a variety of fields, and pick out what is newsworthy. Even when writing other pieces that translate a new scientific or clinical finding, I have to interpret the information and translate into something that patients and consumers will care about.

What specific skills are part of how you apply this transferable skill?
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Critical evaluation of scientific literature
  • Interpretation of data

Interpreting Information as a Manager, Scientific Communications in Science Communication

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

We are often the "data people" when creating materials for data and regulatory milestones, so this requires use to make sure all of our materials are accurate against the information that's being communicated (e.g. a presentation at a medical meeting), but also making sure it's understandable for the intended audience.

What specific skills are part of how you apply this transferable skill?
  • Ability to gather and interpret information
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Interpretation of data

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