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MD Anderson Cancer Center Sr Technical Writer in Houston, Texas

Provides technical writing and editing of grants, publications, clinical research proposals, and clinical trial protocols. Impacts the visibility of melanoma research efforts and scientific advances developed in the department and the institutional melanoma research program.

Scientific proposal writing and preparation:

  1. Independently compose and manage multiple projects concurrently and, through excellent communication skills, deliver high-quality technical content for both internal and external publication.

  2. Demonstrated proficiency in software, applications, and resources critical to supporting the writing needs of the department (Word, EndNote, Pubmed)

  3. Demonstrates understanding in scientific content relevant to the department goals.

  4. Prepare multidisciplinary and multi-collaborator grant and contract proposals for submission to a wide range of internal and external funding agencies, organizations, industries and foundations in accordance with RFP/RFA guidelines.

  5. Generate letters of intent, research proposals and supporting documents, such as progress reports, for NCI, DoD and other non-profit and for-profit organization awards

  6. Collaborate with department faculty and key investigators/ scientists on generating figures, illustrations, and tabular material needed for publications and presentation

  7. Submit well-researched and well-written proposals within tight time constraints.

  8. Maintain copies of grants and contract proposals and comply with reporting grant deliverables and deadlines

  9. Manuscript Preparation: Ability to conduct high level literature reviews, draft, revise, and edit scientific manuscripts to ensure clarity, coherence, and adherence to journal guidelines for submission. Collaborate with researchers and authors to refine manuscripts, addressing reviewer comments and making necessary revisions to improve the quality and impact of the publication.

10.Develop clinical research proposals including letters of intent for submission to external funding agencies such as pharmaceutical companies and NCI-CTEP in collaboration with MMO investigators.

11.Develop clinical trial protocols utilizing institutional and similar templates for investigator-initiated trials in collaboration with principal investigators and MMO clinical research team. Protocols need to be of high quality for internal regulatory review (SRC, IND office, and IRB), and appropriate for IND submissions and FDA review.

12.Assists principal investigators and MMO clinical research team in addressing responses to internal regulatory and external reviewers in a timely fashion.

Collaboration with Other Organizations:

  1. Understand the research activities and goals of the department and related institutional programs to create effective cover letters, project narrative and supporting information for collaboration with intra- and extramural entities.

  2. Interact with clinicians, scientists, and laboratory researchers to gather and relay information.

  3. Ensure that information collected is accurate, reflects the requested information, and is provided in accordance with specified guidelines.

  4. Provide reports to department chair, faculty, grant program managers, financial analysts and department administrator regarding grant status as needed.

  5. Represent department in a professional and appropriate manner within the institution as well as externally.


Required: Bachelor's degree in a related field.

Preferred: Master's degree in a related field.


Required: Four years experience in communications, writing and editing technical/scientific material in a medical, academic or research setting. May substitute required education degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one basis. With preferred degree, two years of required experience.

Preferred: Experience with writing and submitting grants and manuscripts; Experience with regulatory documents and clinical protocols would be a plus.

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.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 168498

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Day/Evening

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 66,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 82,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 99,000

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Fund Type: Soft

  • Work Location: Hybrid Onsite/Remote

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Referral Bonus Available?: Yes

  • Relocation Assistance Available?: Yes

  • Science Jobs: Yes