Greg Lester 

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Updated 1/8/2014


Communications in Science, Medicine and Engineering



Education


Master of Arts in Professional Writing, Carnegie Mellon University 1999
Pittsburgh, Pa.

Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences, University of Delaware 1996
Newark, Del., Minor in Philosophy

Recent Work Experience


Acting Director of Communications, The Wistar Institute,
Philadelphia, Pa. (2013 - Present)

Manages the communications and marketing component of Wistar’s Department of Development and Marketing, while continuing to serve as the Institute’s lead science communicator for public relations and fundraising. Responsibilities include the breadth of communications efforts for donor, media, and internal audiences; management of Wistar’s marketing and branding efforts; and active support of C-level executives.

Accomplishments

Associate Director of Communications, The Wistar Institute,
Philadelphia, Pa. (2010 - 2013)

Responsible for coordinating national local media coverage of ongoing research at Wistar. Serve as the Institute’s lead science communicator for public relations and fundraising. Edit, manage, and function as head writer for the production of Wistar’s external magazine, annual report, and internal publications. Develop science-related content for media, donor, and scientific audiences.

Accomplishments


Director of Scientific Communications, Fox Chase Cancer Center
Philadelphia, Pa. (2008 - 2010)


General Duties


Recent Accomplishments


Senior Manager, Science Communications, American Association for Cancer Research
Philadelphia, Pa. (2007 - 2008)


General Duties


Accomplishments


Science Writer/News Officer, University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pa. (2003 - 2007)


General Duties


Accomplishments


Adjunct Instructor, Montgomery County Community College  

Blue Bell, Pa. (2003 - 2007)


Science Writer/News Officer, University of Pennsylvania Health System
Philadelphia, Pa. (2000 - 2003)


Marketing Writer, BIOSIS
Philadelphia, Pa.  (1999 - 2000)


Public Affairs Intern, National Science Foundation
Arlington, Va. (1998 - 1999)


Designated President, Philadelphia-Area Science Writers Association www.paswa.org.

Familiarity with MS Office, Photoshop, QuarkXPress, Final Cut Pro, WordPress, Drupal, most audio and video editing suites, and the principles of web design and online content management. Experience using the Vocus PR management system. Comfortable working in Windows, Mac, and Linux environments.


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