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Technical Writer (Scientific) - Palliative Care & Rehab Med Research

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Marketing/Communication
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Pall Care & Rehab Med - Rsch 710581
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Technical Writer (Scientific) - Palliative Care & Rehab Med Research


About the Department: Grappling with a diagnosis of cancer is challenging enough. Add to this the often debilitating symptoms of disease and treatment side effects, and the challenge becomes overwhelming.MD Anderson's Palliative Care, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine specialists understand this struggle and are dedicated to relieving the cancer burden 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 solely 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 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.

 


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

Education Preferred: PhD in any scientific discipline.

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. 

Experience Preferred: Grant writing, experience working with multiple faculty

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

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