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    Apply: DTHF Health Science Writer

    Deadline: 16 February, 2023

    Location: Woodstuck, South Africa

    The Desmond Tutu Health Foundation (DTHF) is seeking to fill the role of Health Science Writer.

    DTHF is a registered nonprofit focused on the pursuit of excellence in research, treatment, training and prevention of HIV and related infections in southern Africa.


    • Produce articles (both journal and media) for publication in print and online, according to agreed style, and keeping to strict deadlines
    • Read and research specialist media and literature, e.g., scientific papers, company reports, newspapers, magazines and journals, press releases and internet resources
    • Conduct academic reference searches
    • Review and amend work in response to feedback on request
    • Input into selecting appropriate artwork to accompany articles
    • Occasionally read page proofs from printers and check colour proofs
    • Provide support for grant writing
    • Write scientific papers, reports, and other documents based on data analysis and interpretation
    • Create reports based on research findings and translate them into layman’s terms
    • Review studies to ensure that research methods were conducted properly
    • Write articles about research findings for scientific journals in a structured and professional manner
    • Review research proposals to determine if they are viable, and conduct research as necessary, to support the proposal
    • Edit reports for grammar, style, and tone to ensure that they are suitable for publication
    • Prepare a report of findings
    • Develop an understanding of the target audience for each project and tailor content accordingly


    • Postgraduate degree in Health Sciences
    • Five years, minimum, of science writing experience
    • Ability to distil complex information to a level that the general public can understand
    • Strong interest in science
    • Sound understanding of standard computer programmes
    • Verifiable evidence of technical writing skills and extensive research
    • Ability to simplify complex topics and communicate complex ideas in a way that is easy to understand

    To apply and for more information, click here.

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    Temidayo Aderibigbe
    Temidayo Aderibigbe
    Temidayo is passionate about Africa, he's also a writer in areas of good governance, environmental sustainability, child education, and gender equality. He also doubles as a content writer, student, Pan-Africanist and Certified Google Digital marketer.

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