The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Scientific & Research Technical Writer

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX, United States

Scientific & Research Technical Writer MD Anderson's Palliative Care, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine specialists understand this struggle and are dedicated to relieving the cancer burden for patients and families. MD Anderson's inter-disciplinary team includes physicians specializing in supportive care and rehabilitation medicine, nurses, psychiatrists, social workers, dieticians, therapists, pharmacists and administrative support staff focused solely on strengthening, relieving and comforting our patients and their families. Following a cancer diagnosis and treatment, it is normal for patients to experience burdensome physical symptoms and/or psychological distress from their disease and/or the cancer treatment itself. Sometimes these physical and psychological symptoms require specialized care in conjunction to your primary oncology treatment for disease. The specialized multidisciplinary team may benefit you and your family throughout your fight against cancer. Job Functions Writing, Editing and Proofreading Edits and proofreads posters, abstracts, presentations, grant proposals, protocols and manuscripts for accurate spelling and grammar. Ensures that language is clear and logical arguments flow smoothly. Maximizes the scientific impact of written work. Works both independently and as part of a team, and should be flexible and eager to learn new skills as needed. Figures, Charts, Data & Diagrams for Proposals & Manuscripts Prepares figures from existing data. Makes charts, tables, and graphs from numeric data. Designs diagrams to conceptualize ideas and assembles panels into figures. Assists with graphic file conversion or reformatting to meet submission requirements, including accurate and scientifically appropriate adjustments in size and resolution. Ensures posters, figures, and slides are neat, legible, aesthetically pleasing, and correct. Grant Proposal Preparation Writes and edits supporting documents for grant submissions, including biosketches, letters of support, and institutional documents. Performs the necessary research to fill information gaps in these documents. Performs searches and finds information on the internet and in databases such as PubMed (literature searches). Ability to understand and apply the scientific method, and to work within administrative guidelines, is essential. Works both indpendently and as part of a team, and should be flexible and eager to learn new skills as needed. Education Required: Bachelor's degree in English or related field. Education Preferred: PhD in science or expected PhD in a healthcare related field in the next 6 months. Experience Required: Two years experience as a writer/editor. May substitute required education degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one basis. Experience Preferred: Two years of paid scientific writing experience gained through graduate education or as part of employment history. It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. sonj Additional Information Requisition ID: 128136 Employment Status: Full-Time Employee Status: Regular FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Work Week: Days Fund Type: Hard Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 52,000 Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 65,000 Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 78,000

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