Cancer Center Jobs

Scientific Writer 2

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Health System

August 15, 2022
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The Scientific Writer 2 collects and analyzes complex scientific data and concepts within a variety of fields, and translates them through written or oral methods into prose appropriate to the level of understanding of the target audience. This job also assists the Principal Investigator (PI) with the development and/or completion of scientific documents, which include the creation, formatting, proofreading, editing and finalization of scientific documents.

CORE JOB FUNCTIONS                                                                                                          

Creates, implements, and maintains competitive application templates for grant proposals.  Formats substantive copy and scientific editing, proofreading, and finalizing documents as required and requested. Ensures the readability, clarity, consistency, and conformance to applicable submissions requirements. Reviews and ensures document language is scientifically/medically correct, responsive to the document requirements, consistent, and justifiable; notifies appropriate PI or leader and suggestion alternative language, as required. Communicates (telephone, email, meetings) with principal investigator and key senior leadership authors as necessary to ensure the accuracy and clarity of documents; meets both internal and sponsor submission deadlines. Researches, composes and edits clinical/statistical reports and study protocols. Summarizes data from clinical studies for submission to appropriate governmental/regulatory agencies. Edits all extramurally funded proposals for grammar, readability, clarity, consistency, and conformance with all applicable requirements. Works closely with presenters in the development of scientific presentations, ensuring accuracy and adherence to length and time allowed for presentation. Ensures that documents conform with all applicable regulations, current guidelines, and policies; inform appropriate PI or director as required and suggest appropriate correction Obtains and maintains the documentation for any required copyright transfers, conflict of interest statements, or other publisher-specific requirements. Tracks progress and responds to publication queries, as appropriate Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.

CORE QUALIFICATIONS                                                                                                         

Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required

Minimum 4 years of relevant experience required. Grants experience preferred. Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience and/or certifications may be considered.

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:
Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form
Skill in collecting, organizing and analyzing data
Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail
Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines.
Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment.
Commitment to the University’s core values.
Proficiency in computer software (i.e. Microsoft Office)

Job Status:
Full time, fully remote position.

Interested parties please submit letter of interest, CV, and writing sample: