Director of Corporate Communications

New York, NY, United States
Jan 11, 2021
Pharm Country
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
We're hiring a Corporate Communications Director to join us in our mission to improve human health and quality of life through the development, distribution, and application of advanced computational methods!

Schrödinger is on the cutting edge of computer-aided drug discovery and materials science. We set the record for the largest scientific cloud computing run and our software suites continue to transform the design of therapeutics and materials. FEP+, WaterMap, Glide, Maestro, and LiveDesign are just a few examples of the applications we've created.

As a member of the Communications team, you'll play a key role developing and executing an integrated communications plan. You'll also have the opportunity to position Schrödinger as an industry leader in drug discovery and materials design by reaching key stakeholders, including customers, current and prospective employees, media, investors, and residents of the communities where we live and work.

Who will love this job:
  • A savvy business leader able to communicate complex scientific concepts in a coherent and compelling way
  • A strategic thinker with robust analytical skills who enjoys aligning company objectives with PR opportunities
  • An individual with a passion for writing about science, technology and life science
  • A collaborator who works well cross-functionally
  • An expert in social media trends and measurements
  • An ethical person with unquestionable personal integrity and discretion
  • A self-directed, self-motivated team player who can work under pressure with a positive attitude

What you'll do:
  • Partner with the SVP of communications and investor relations on developing and executing the annual integrated communications plan to support company goals and objectives
  • Create key communications materials, including press releases, Q&A documents, company presentations, fact sheets, media statements, and OpEds
  • Team up with scientists to write blogs and identify opportunities for scientific communications
  • Partner with our executive team to develop thought leadership platforms and identify speaking and written opportunities for company leaders
  • Cultivate strong relationships with key media outlets
  • Collaborate with Marketing to amplify retail efforts and maintain brand consistency
  • Proactively identify potential challenges and develop issue-management plans
  • Support the company website and ensure a cohesive voice and tone
  • Develop and execute an internal communications plan in partnership with HR, the SVP of Communications, the CEO, and other executives
  • Foster competitive intelligence efforts, monitor media coverage, and pinpoint opportunities to participate in industry dialogue
  • Organize and provide media training and coaching

What you'll need:
  • At least ten years of communications experience, preferably in a publicly-traded company
  • A scientific degree
  • Familiarity with life science technology

Pay and perks:

Schrödinger understands it's people that make a company great. Because of this, we're prepared to offer a competitive salary, stock options, and a wide range of benefits that include healthcare (with dental and vision), a 401k, pre-tax commuter benefits, a flexible work schedule, and a parental leave program. We have catered meals in the office every day, a company culture that is relaxed but engaged, and over a month of paid vacation time. Our Administrative and Human Resources departments also plan a myriad of fun company-wide events. New York is home to our largest office, but we have teams all over the world. Schrödinger is honored to have been selected as one of Crain's New York Best Places to Work in 2018 and 2019.

Sound exciting? Apply today and join us!

As an equal opportunity employer, Schrödinger hires outstanding individuals into every position in the company. People who work with us have a high degree of engagement, a commitment to working effectively in teams, and a passion for the company's mission. We place the highest value on creating a safe environment where our employees can grow and contribute, and refuse to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious belief, sex, age, disability, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, partnership status, caregiver status, sexual and reproductive health decisions, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. To us, "diversity" isn't just a buzzword, but an important element of our core principles and key business practices. We believe that diverse companies innovate better and think more creatively than homogenous ones because they take into account a wide range of viewpoints. For us, greater diversity doesn't mean better headlines or public images - it means increased adaptability and profitability.