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Scientific Writer 8/23/2016

Methodist Houston, TX

Company
Methodist
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
26084
AJE Ref #
575958207
Location
Houston, TX
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Job Summary

POSITION SUMMARY

This position involves conducting a variety of tasks for the Office of Strategic Research Initiatives (OSRI) within the HMRI Executive Administration, including: assisting with, participating in, or spearheading the writing of grant applications and research proposals for both scientific and lay audiences; writing or editing scientific manuscripts for publication; preparing relevant laboratory and clinical documents, protocols, consent forms, and progress reports for submission to granting agencies; preparing website content pertaining to OSRI; and coordinating with a creative graphics specialist to produce exceptional quality proposals and presentations.

Specific duties include: assisting with or spearheading the writing of grant applications, proposals or other presentation materials; writing and editing strategic scientific articles for publication; helping to interpret data and research objectives, and then advising investigators on the best presentation strategy, in view of external agency requirements; editing and compiling reports or appendices of documents related to scientific or clinical studies; helping to coordinate all strategic writing projects; working with others to meet specific requirements (document content, format, guidelines, others) of sponsors or publishers; helping to ensure that submissions remain in compliance with internal (HMRI) and external (funding agency, government agency, others) policies; and other duties as assigned.



PATIENT AGE GROUP SERVED

Not applicable

Neonate (Birth to 28 days)

Infants/Toddlers (29 days to 18 months)

Toddler (18 months to 3 years)

Preschooler (3-6 years)

School Age (6-12 years)

Adolescence (12-18 years)

Young Adult (19-40 Years)

Middle Adult (40-65 Years)

Mature Adult (65 years and older)





ICARE VALUES

System and department specific ICARE values

INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.

COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.

ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.

RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.

EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.



JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties and Responsibilities are cross-referenced to the hospital s Pillars of Excellence and will be transferred to the Performance Evaluation.

PEOPLE: 20%

* Work with team members and investigators on various projects and reports

* When needed, interact with personnel from external funding agencies to obtain information and guidance



FINANCE: 5%

* Remain cognizant of cost-saving activities for the office/department

* Manage time and work effort in the most efficient manner



QUALITY/SAFETY: 20%

* Produce high-quality work (reports, manuscripts, grant applications, presentations, etc.)

* Adhere to quality and safety guidelines, both internal and external



SERVICE: 35%

* Consistently meet project deadlines while maintaining quality and attention to detail

* Coordinate work flow and logistics with competing deadlines and priorities



GROWTH/INNOVATION: 20%

* Apply goal-oriented approaches to the work place

* Think and work creatively and productively when navigating challenging work



This position description is not intended to be all inclusive, and the employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other management as required. The Houston Methodist Hospital reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.



EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

A Bachelor degree in a relevant field is required. A graduate degree (M.S. or Ph.D.) in a biological science field is preferred.



EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Three-plus years of experience in scientific writing/editing are required. Preference is given to a candidate with experience in writing and editing biomedical manuscripts for publication, and familiarity with the grants application process.



CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED

None required.



SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

An excellent understanding of scientific/medical terminology and basic sciences

Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills

Excellent organizational skills, attention to details, and the ability to work productively on multiple projects with competing deadlines

Excellent computer skills with programs such as the Microsoft Office suite, EndNote/Reference Manager, and the Adobe suite

Ability to work effectively and collegially on a close-knit team

Exceptional interpersonal skills



PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Activity Checklist attached (see below)


Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor priority referral Protected Veterans requested.