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MD Anderson Cancer Center Technical Writer (Scientific Writing) in Houston, Texas

Technical Writer (Scientific Writing)

"The ideal candidate will include a cover letter with the application submission"


Function: Provides technical writing services within the institution

Scope : Impacts the delivery of editorial services within the institution.

About the Department: Grappling with a diagnosis of cancer is challenging enough. Add to this the debilitating symptoms of disease and treatment side effects, and the challenge becomes overwhelming. MD Anderson's Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine specialists understand this struggle and are dedicated to relieving the burden of cancer for patients and families. The inter-disciplinary team includes physicians specializing in supportive care and rehabilitation medicine, nurses, psychiatrists, social workers, dieticians, therapists, pharmacists and administrative support staff focused on strengthening, relieving, and comforting our patients and their families. The important research conducted in this department includes a wide spectrum of topics impacting patients' quality of life and well-being, and it provides a unique opportunity to interact with professionals from a range of disciplines.

Job Competencies

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 independently and as part of a team, and should be flexible and eager to learn new skills as needed.

Marginal Job Function: Other duties assigned.

Education Required - Bachelor's degree in English or related field.

Education Preferred - PhD in a natural science or related field.

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.

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: 154649

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Days

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 54,500

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 68,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 81,500

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Fund Type: Soft

  • Work Location: Remote (within Texas only)

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Referral Bonus Available?: No

  • Relocation Assistance Available?: Yes

  • Science Jobs: Yes