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The University of Washington’s Department of Ophthalmology has an outstanding opportunity open for a Temporary Research Scientist 1.
Under supervision, the Research Scientist 1 will be responsible for providing primary content as well as editing materials prepared by others. Must be able to understand complex scientific information, theories, and practices in addition to possessing strong writing skills.
The Research Scientist 1 will primarily work on creating initial drafts for (1) publication of study results (including abstracts, posters, and peer-reviewed journals), (2) grant submissions, (3) protocol development (including translational and human subjects research, regulatory documents and applications), and (4) other communications as needed by researchers within the Lee lab and other collaborators. The RS1 will be responsible for submitting the drafts/applications and maintaining them.
The RS 1 must be organized, methodical, detail-oriented, able to work independently, and capable of working in a high-stress environment, managing multiple ongoing projects with varying, and sometimes competing, deadlines.
Given the variety of research conducted in the Lee lab, the incumbent must be flexible, adaptable, and able to read and research prior scientific publications, as needed, to facilitate content production.
•Write and proofread key scientific documents. •Translate study data and results into presentations, reports, scientific journal manuscripts, and abstracts for publication. •Maintains familiarity with relevant research, conducts literature reviews, and manages references. •Format manuscripts and references in the correct order for specific journals. •Assist with the design, development, and selection of scientific illustrations, tables, and figures. •Ensure timely production of high-quality documents for publication in journals or presentation in meetings, and of other written communication material supporting research activities. •Draft, edit and submit manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals. •Draft, edit and submit abstracts, posters and slide decks for presentation at scientific and medical conferences. •Submit manuscripts and tracks manuscript status from conceptualization through publication. •Work closely with authors and other research staff to develop abstracts, posters, presentation slides and manuscripts. •Coordinate the review and approval/sign-off processes for publication projects (both authors and internal stakeholders) and the submission process. •Review work done by team members and provide appropriate feedback. •Perform other assigned duties as required to meet Lee Lab goals and objectives.
•Excellent written and oral communication skills, including a minimum of two years medical/scientific publication writing. •Three or more years of experience as a science writer, grant writer or similar, producing content across a variety of mediums (text, graphics), preferred. •Efficient in reviewing and editing technical documents and performing literature review. •Ability to perform at a high level in a fast-paced, dynamic environment for the timely execution of Lee Lab publications plan. •Exceptional interpersonal, organizational and project management skills. •Strong functional proficiency using Windows, Work, Excel, and Power Point. Advanced Microsoft Office skills preferred.
•Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, or Science preferred with complementary coursework in science (if educational emphasis is in English or Journalism) or in English or Journalism (if educational emphasis is in Science) •Master's or PhD degree preferred.
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