MD Anderson Cancer Center Technical Writer - Fulltime - Lymphoma/Myeloma in Houston, Texas

Title: Technical Writer - Fulltime - Lymphoma/Myeloma

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's 2017 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

Job Responsibilities

Writing for lay audiences Writes translation products (easy-to-read summaries and tools) for use by patients/healthcare consumers, clinicians, and policymakers.

Translates research findings and technical reports into plain language.

Creates a variety of products for the public, ranging from research summaries to decision aids and other materials.

Writing for technical audiences Writes and edits scientific research proposals, grants, and reports at the direction of the research team. Gathers information from subject matter experts to assist in writing content.

Revises scientific and technical writing for usage and clarity.

Organizes, interprets, and presents scientific information in a clear and concise manner.

Manuscript/grant preparation Researches submission guidelines from journals and funding organizations.

Formats text and graphics to comply with organization guidelines.

Prepares supplemental documents as needed (letters of support, public abstracts, etc.).

Coordinates submissions to journals (gathers author disclosures, follows up on acceptances/revisions, ensures posting on PubMed Central as needed).

Proofreads galley proofs of manuscripts nearing publication.

Data abstraction and reporting Abstracts medical and scientific information and provide lay language versions when required.

Reviews medical records to extract data points.

Compiles, writes, and submits project results to principal investigator and research team.

Compiles information and drafts presentations to provide the most effective arrangement of data (financial, scientific, medical, business, and academic).

Education Required: Bachelor's degree in English or related field.

Experience Required: Two years' experience as a writer/editor. May substitute required education degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one basis.

Preferred Education: Bachelor's in General Sciences

Preferred Experience: Previous work in academic settings and strong background in biological sciences

Salary Range: Min $44,800 Mid $57,400 Max $70,000

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.