Using established procedures and working under supervision, plans, prepares and disseminates information designed to keep the public informed of the organization’s programs, accomplishments, or point of view. Accomplishes assigned duties through two or more of the following: written communications; visual/graphic media, which may include Web site maintenance; speeches and personal contact. Work may be routine and performed according to detailed instructions, but at times may be varied and somewhat difficult in character. The science communications specialist helps execute communications plans that help enhance the ITM’s reputation and expand its reach. This member of the ITM team will help communicate research findings in easy-to-read formats, contributing written, visual, and multimedia content to the ITM’s internal and external communications vehicles to convey the ITM’s mission and strategic goals. These vehicles include new and developing websites and electronic media, as well as other mechanisms, such as weekly e-newsletters, quarterly/annual publications, videos, brochures, pamphlets, position papers, letters, social media, and other materials/platforms. The science communications specialist will work as part of the ITM team and collaborates with stakeholders, such as the University of Chicago Medicine (UCMC) and Biological Sciences Division (BSD), Chicagoland affiliate institutions and partners, and members of the national CTSA consortium to execute ITM communications plans. The person in this position will act as a science reporter, digesting scientific publications, interviewing the research authors, and translating the discoveries and science into dynamic stories the general public can understand. The science communications specialist will explain how research and initiatives are working to improve human health and may help coordinate the work of ITM communications interns and university and Chicagoland affiliate collaborators.