MD Anderson Cancer Center Scientific Editorial Assistant -Scientific Publications in Houston, Texas

Scientific Editorial Assistant -Scientific Publications

Location: United States, Texas, Houston, Houston (TX Med Ctr) at

Marketing/Communication at

Education & Training 600637

Requisition #: 118332

This is a temporary, non-benefits eligible position not to exceed 4.5 months. The current opening is for the summer of 2018. With a budgeted salary of $2600 per month or $15 an hour.

The primary purpose of the Scientific Editorial Assistant position is to copyedit scientific and medical manuscripts and other documents written by the faculty and staff of MD Anderson Cancer Center and to assist senior editors with publishing and education projects.

Copy editing and proofreading

Copyedit medical/scientific manuscripts (for spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc.); proofread typed and typeset material; perform basic tasks to ensure articles are consistent with publishers’ instructions to authors (in terms of reference style, title page elements, word counts, etc.); concentrate for long periods; use a pencil to edit documents on paper and Microsoft Word to edit documents online; use Microsoft Outlook to send/receive documents; perform Internet research on medical/scientific topics

Assisting senior editors with publishing & education projects

Provide assistance with the gathering or processing of materials, including tracking status of materials and labeling materials; use Microsoft Word to prepare correspondence and edit documents; contribute to department’s author instruction and sample article files; attend project meetings, educational programs, and other events as assigned; write instructions or brief newsletter articles under supervision of project manager

Other duties as assigned


Required: Completion of two years of college with coursework in English or Journalism.

No experience required.

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.