Scientific Writer - Brain Tumor Program

July 18 2018
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 5,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation's 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

Job Title: Scientific Writer - Brain Tumor Program

Job ID: 14277

Position Summary

This mainly writing position will have responsibility for preparation of manuscripts for publication, development of grant applications and clinical trial protocols, as well as project management for the City of Hope Brain Tumor Program. The staff scientist will work closely with laboratory and clinical researchers, biostatisticians, and the leaders of the Brain Tumor Program to shepherd writing projects from conception to completion. This team approach to clinical research offers continuity of intellectual as well as practical input and is both efficient and rewarding.

Essential Functions

  • Manuscript writing, data presentation, and journal submission
  • Coordination of clinical trial design, writing and submitting clinical protocols to review committees
  • Identification of funding opportunities, grant writing and submission
  • Facilitating team interactions throughout the life of a project
  • Working with investigators to assure the clarity and accuracy of data presentations, as well as the interpretation of results.
  • Assisting with Investigational New Drug Applications (IND)

Minimum Education:an MD or PhD in biology, biochemistry, or other life science; or, a master's degree with at least five years of scientific writing, clinical study design, or clinical trial regulatory experience in a healthcare/research/academic environment.

Preferred Experience:NIH or DOD research grant writing (R01 level, not post-doctoral fellowships), involvement with human observational or therapeutic studies, protocol design/writing for human sample, observational/retrospective, or therapeutic studies. Familiarity with data analysis techniques, graphing methods, and interpretation of laboratory and clinical data.

Skills:Excellent scientific writing, organizational, and interpersonal skills are key.

Aptitude:Ability to work independently and as part of a team, meet deadlines, perform and prioritize multiple simultaneous tasks.

Software:Proficiency in use of Microsoft Word, EndNote, Excel and Powerpoint. Prefer familiarity with Adobe Acrobat and Illustrator.

Communication:Strong written and verbal English is required.

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


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