Rice University

Scientific Writer

Rice University

Houton, TX, United States

The Nucleic Acid Bioengineering Laboratory (NABLab) at Rice University in Houston, TX, under the direction of Dr. David Zhang, is seeking to hire a full-time science writer. The successful candidate will spend 80% of his/her time on writing, editing, and managing submission of research grants and manuscripts for publication, 15% of his/her time on communicating with graduate students, research scientists, and external collaborators, 5% of his/her time will be on miscellaneous tasks. The expected start date is between July 1 and September 1, 2019.  Salary: $60k/yr

 

Required qualifications:

  • B.S. in chemistry, biology, biomedical engineering, or related field
  • Strong English writing skills
  • Strong verbal communication skills in both English and Chinese


Preferred qualifications:

  • MS or Ph.D. in chemistry, biology, biomedical engineering, or related field
  • Exceptional English writing skills
  • Exceptional verbal communication skills in both English and Chinese
  • Strong work ethic and team-working skills

 

About NABLab:  Our group is supported by two NIH R01 awards to develop new genomics and molecular diagnostics technologies, with a focus in noninvasive analysis of cell-free DNA for oncology.  Six (6) of our group’s works have been published in Nature Chemistry, Nature Methods, Nature Biomedical Engineering, and Nature Communications in the past 5 years.  Two startups have emerged from technology developed in our lab, one of which has raised over $18M in venture capital.  Please see our website at http://nablab.rice.edu for more information.

 

Contact Information:  Interested candidates should email Lauren Cheng at yc108@rice.edu with a subject line of  “NABLab Writer (your name)” as the email subject.  Please include an up-to-date CV, as well as a short writing sample (300-500 words) on the topic of “impact of early cancer detection on patient lives.”

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Scientific Writer