Science Research Writer

16 Feb 2023
17 Apr 2023
Health Science
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time

The department of Chemical Biology and Therapeutics at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital is seeking a full-time science research writer. This is a unique opportunity for a motivated and experienced writer to work in a dynamic environment with state-of-the-art technology at the interface of Chemistry, Biology, and Medicine. The person in this role will work closely with faculty and scientists to write and edit primary research articles and reviews for journal submission and publication; preparation of grants and project proposals and communicate scientific accomplishments of the department.


The successful candidate will have a strong scientific background and experience preferably in chemistry and biology; intellectual curiosity and ability to quickly learn new scientific topics and to keep abreast of the literature in the field; excellent skills in communication, manuscript writing and critical thinking; a keen attention to detail and desire to work in a fast-moving, open scientific environment. Prior editorial experience is highly desirable.


This position may be eligible for the possibility of remote work. Please submit a cover letter.


  • Draft and edit manuscripts for publication in journals.
  • Assist with the preparation of major grant applications and project proposals.
  • Prepare and publish website content.
  • Maintain internal technical documents.
  • Create and develop content for scientific presentations
  • Attend relevant scientific lectures and conferences


Minimum Education

  • Master of Science in an area of Biomedical Science required.
  • PhD preferred.

Minimum Experience

  • Two years of experience writing and producing high-level scientific materials.
  • Evidence of significant contribution to the writing and publication of major articles or reports is required.
  • Experience conducting high-level research with significant independence.
  • Experience working in a staff position or in a freelance capacity on coordination and management of complex scientific communications projects.

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