MD Anderson Cancer Center Senior Technical Writer - Biostatistics in Houston, Texas

The primary purpose of this position is to provide substantive and developmental preparation and editing of general written documents for the Department of Biostatistics and for the Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology and to provide proofreading and correction of scientific manuscripts, scientific proposals for grant submissions, and statistical reports written by departmental faculty and staff (statistical analysts, postdoctoral fellows, graduate research assistants).

The salary range is min $ 59,600 mid $ 74,500 max $ 89,400.

KEY FUNCTIONS:

1. Scientific writing (50%):

  • Proofread, edit, and provide reorganization as needed, with meticulous attention to detail, to assist in the completion of scientific manuscripts, scientific proposals as part of grant applications, statistical reports, presentations, posters, and other printed or electronic materials.

    2. Department Webpage Editor (20%):

    * Maintain and update the content of the department's public web site and internal web site supported by the institution (www.mdanderson.org & inside.mdanderson.org).

    3. Writing and language instruction for ESL staff (25%):

    * Meet with and tutor or guide staff members (statistical analysts, graduate research assistants, postdoctoral fellows) who are non-native speakers/writers of English to improve their oral and written communication in English and their scientific writing in English.

4. Other duties (5%):

* Must be able and willing to take responsibility to assume other duties arise as needed and as assigned upon discussion with the Department Chair.

Working Conditions

This position requires:

Working in Office Environment

_ No

X_ Yes

Working in Patient Care Unit (e.g. Nursing unit; outpatient clinic)

X_ No

__ Yes

Exposure to human/animal blood, body fluids, or tissues

X No

_ Yes

Exposure to harmful chemicals

_ X__ No

__ Yes

Exposure to radiation

_ X__ No

__ Yes

Exposure to animals

_ X__ No

__ Yes

Physical Demands

Indicate the time required to do each of the following physical demands:

Time Spent

Never

0%

Occasionally

1-33%

Frequently

34-66%

Continuously

67-100%

Standing

X

Walking

X

Sitting

X

Reaching

X

Lifting/Carrying

Up to 10 lbs

X

10lbs to 50 lbs

X

More than 50 lbs

X

Pushing/Pulling

Up to 10 lbs

X

10lbs to 50 lbs

X

More than 50 lbs

X

Use computer/keyboard

X

EDUCATION:

Required: Bachelor's degree in a related field.

EXPERIENCE:

Required: Four years experience in communications, writing and editing technical/scientific material in a medical, academic or research setting. With preferred degree, two years of required experience.

Preferred: Experience as a writer/editor in a scientific/medical field, writing in English; Sufficiently high levels of comprehension and performance of technical writing in related biomedical sciences.

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. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html