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Scientific Writer

Job Ref: 26385

Talent Area: Research - Clinical

Location:
Houston Methodist Research Institute
Houston, TX 77030

Area/Department: Cntr for Inflam & Epigen Admin

Employment Type: Regular

Job Type: Full-Time

Organization: Houston Methodist

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week

Varies



Company Profile

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.


Job Summary

JOB SUMMARY

The purpose of this position is to perform a variety of scientific writing tasks, including

1) writing and editing laboratory documents and manuscripts for research findings for submission to journals for publication; 2) working with PIs to write and edit grant applications and related documents and then to upload files for submission to funding agencies; 3) working with PIs and research fellows to prepare, write and edit research and clinical protocols, grant progress reports; 4) writing and editing website posting and news related to the Center research activities and seminars.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist principal investigators (PIs) to write and edit scientific manuscripts for publication.

  • Work with PIs to write and edit grant applications and preparing other related documents and upload files for grant submission.

  • Work with PIs and research fellows to prepare, write and edit research and clinical protocols, grant progress reports.

  • Write and edit website posting and news related to the Center research activities and seminars

  • Assures compliance with Methodist policies, rules, and regulations to meet federal, state, and local standards.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

 

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

          Bachelor of Arts degree in a relevant field required. Graduate degree (M.S. or Ph.D.) in a biological science field is preferred. 

 

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Three plus years of experience in science writing/editing is required.  Prefer someone with experience in writing and editing biomedical manuscripts and grant applications, and familiar with grant application submission and process.

 

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED

None 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 and attention to details and the ability to multi-task

·         Excellent computer skills with programs such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Professional, Adobe Photoshop, EndNote/Reference Manager.

·         Ability to work effectively on a team member

·         Strong interpersonal skills

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

An Activity Checklist (see final page) must be prepared for each job and be attached to the job description.  Reasonable accommodation may need to be made to these requirements to enable individuals with disabilities to perform this work.

 

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Normal office work environment.


Equal Employment Opportunity

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