Job Ref: 26084
Talent Area: Research - Clinical
Houston Methodist Research Institute
Houston, TX 77030
Area/Department: OSRI Research
Employment Type: Regular
Job Type: Full-Time
Organization: Houston Methodist
Work Shift: DAY
Work Week: M - F
Houston Methodist Research Institute was formed in 2004 to rapidly and efficiently translate discoveries made in the laboratory and the clinic into new diagnostics, therapies and treatments. The research institute was created to provide the infrastructure and support for these endeavors, and to house the technology and resources needed to make innovative breakthroughs in important areas of human disease. A 540,000 square foot building dedicated to research, the research institute houses over 1,500 staff and trainees, 277 principal investigators and has more than 840 ongoing clinical trials.
This position involves conducting a variety of tasks for the Office of Strategic Research Initiatives (OSRI) within the HMRI Executive Administration, including: assisting with, participating in, or spearheading the writing of grant applications and research proposals for both scientific and lay audiences; writing or editing scientific manuscripts for publication; preparing relevant laboratory and clinical documents, protocols, consent forms, and progress reports for submission to granting agencies; preparing website content pertaining to OSRI; and coordinating with a creative graphics specialist to produce exceptional quality proposals and presentations.
Specific duties include: assisting with or spearheading the writing of grant applications, proposals or other presentation materials; writing and editing strategic scientific articles for publication; helping to interpret data and research objectives, and then advising investigators on the best presentation strategy, in view of external agency requirements; editing and compiling reports or appendices of documents related to scientific or clinical studies; helping to coordinate all strategic writing projects; working with others to meet specific requirements (document content, format, guidelines, others) of sponsors or publishers; helping to ensure that submissions remain in compliance with internal (HMRI) and external (funding agency, government agency, others) policies; and other duties as assigned.
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System and department specific ICARE values
INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.
COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.
ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.
RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.
EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.
Duties and Responsibilities are cross-referenced to the hospital’s Pillars of Excellence and will be transferred to the Performance Evaluation.
This position description is not intended to be all inclusive, and the employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other management as required. The Houston Methodist Hospital reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.
A Bachelor degree in a relevant field is required. A graduate degree (M.S. or Ph.D.) in a biological science field is preferred.
Three-plus years of experience in scientific writing/editing are required. Preference is given to a candidate with experience in writing and editing biomedical manuscripts for publication, and familiarity with the grants application process.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
An excellent understanding of scientific/medical terminology and basic sciences
Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills
Excellent organizational skills, attention to details, and the ability to work productively on multiple projects with competing deadlines
Excellent computer skills with programs such as the Microsoft Office suite, EndNote/Reference Manager, and the Adobe suite
Ability to work effectively and collegially on a close-knit team
Exceptional interpersonal skills
Activity Checklist attached (see below)
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