Scientific Writer, The Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research (Technical Writer)
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana,
Internal Number: 299853
PED-WELLS CTR FOR PED RES (IN-WCPR-IUINA)
The Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research conducts basic science and translational research within the Department of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM). The Wells Center houses more than 200 faculty investigators, staff, and trainees seeking answers to the most pressing questions related to childhood illness. With the collaboration between scientists and physicians, the center aims to increase knowledge of causes and mechanisms of serious pediatric diseases. Our goal is to develop innovative approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of sick children in Indiana and beyond.
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The Wells Center for Pediatric Research, within the Department of Pediatrics at IU School of Medicine (IUSM), is seeking a technical writer at Indiana University campus in Indianapolis for assistance with scientific writing for researchers.
Department Specific Responsibilities
Serves as a liaison between external funding agencies, corporate entities, non-profit sector, and other universities to lead proposal teams.
Coordinates information flow, organizing and integrating proposal components, reviewing proposals for consistency with agency guidelines, and assuring timely submission of multiple proposals at the same time.
Works with key stakeholders to determine needs, reviews proposal requirements, organizes and creates assignments, and ensures adherence to deadlines.
Writes and prepares various technical documents such as research/grant proposals and applications for submission to funding and regulatory agencies including writing and/or editing ideas, abstracts, protocols and consents, study reports and appendices, or other regulatory documents.
Contributes to overall project management and cross-functional working groups to facilitate development and finalization of assigned documents; ensures quality and consistency among formatting and style; collects information on reported problems regarding consistency and/or clarity in proposals and manuscripts; amends proposals as needed/required; maintains version control for all documents.
Contributes to and participates in meetings with the various research groups within the department; communicates with writing project stakeholders; ensures coordination of communication between stakeholders and supports overall collaboration among stakeholders.
Prioritizes writing projects and provides a tracking mechanism on requests and includes estimated timelines, projects in progress, estimated completion dates, and duration of projects.
Follows standard procedures and processes for the optimal workflow of requests and projects.
Develops print and/or online publications or public presentations of results from research by applying critical thinking to acquired scientific and medical knowledge.
Provides expertise on regulatory requirements and ensures assigned documents are produced in accordance with such guidance and relevant internal metrics; provides suggestions for process improvements and may provide guidance/oversight to hourly employees.
Note: This position is grant funded with expected annual renewals. Renewals are contingent on the availability of grant funds.
Master's Degree or PhD in a scientific or health related field.
2 years of experience.
2 years of experience in scientific writing, grant writing, or working in a health or life sciences field.
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.
Proficient communication skills.
Maintains a high degree of professionalism.
Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills.
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality.
Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty.
Highly thorough and dependable.
Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure.
Strong scientific writing skills.
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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