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Job Title: Scientific Writer/Editor
Job Number: 31389
Organization: Northwestern University
Posted: 6/27/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Chicago,  IL   
Position Description: The Simon Research Lab at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is dedicated to promoting health and health care equity. Using community-based participatory action approaches to research, training, and education, our goal is to promote social change that will improve the health of culturally diverse, underserved populations.

We are seeking to hire a Scientific Writer/Editor who will lead efforts in compiling, copyediting, writing, proofreading, and formatting scientific content for program development, scientific manuscripts, and presentations intended to support the research goals of the Simon Lab.

Specific Responsibilities:

*Communicates and disseminates scientific research and advances to a diverse audience including scientists, physicians, patients, educators, health practitioners and the general public.

*Reviews scientific content and writes, edits, proofreads, and formats content for scientific manuscripts, grant applications, and reports.

*Prepares content for scientific conferences, presentations, and multiple audiences; including assembling and organizing data into text and figures for scientific presentations, publications, grant applications, reports, newsletters, and websites.

*Tailors existing and newly created resources to diverse audiences.

*Corresponds with editors and professional staff of scientific journals to ensure manuscript submission requirements are met and submissions for publication are complete.

*Partners with and mentors lab members to shepherd scientific articles to publication.Participate in lab meetings and scientific discussions

*Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications:

*Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.

*Five years of writing scientific material (original research manuscripts, review articles/book chapters, and grant applications) or other relevant experience required.

*Excellent writing skills; able to produce clear, compelling, and eloquent text

*Superb organizational skills

*Excellent editing and proofreading skills

*Must be able to translate difficult science concepts for multiple audiences

*Must be flexible and able to drive deadline-driven projects to completion

*Must be able to work independently and as part of a team

*Must be able to coordinate work by numerous contributors and manage complex processes

*Must be advanced user of Microsoft Office and EndNote

Preferred Qualifications:

*Master’s Degree but preferably a Ph.D. in the health or social sciences

*Individuals who currently have research positions and have exceptional writing and editing skills are also invited to apply

*Intermediate user of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator; experience with website content management systems is a plus

Organization Description: Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Closing Date: 12/30/2017
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Laura Tom,  Scientific Writer/Editor
Contact Location:

Chicago   IL  60657
United States
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  Chicago   IL  60657
  United States
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