Scientific Writer

Duarte, California
May 09 2019
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 6000 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 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

Position Summary

The Scientific Writer is responsible for high quality written scientific documents for funding applications and publication, including but not limited to writing, editing, and proofreading grant proposals, scientific manuscripts for peer review, white papers, and other scientific documents. This position is also expected to search for new funding opportunities, and assist with updating reference materials. The Scientific Writer reports directly to the Admin Director, Scientific Affairs.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Writes, edits (content, style and grammar/spelling), and proofreads¬ R01 and R01-like grant proposals, scientific manuscripts for peer review, clinical study protocols, or other scientific documents for faculty, research fellows, and students.

  • Works to increase the number of grant submissions especially to federal funding agencies.
  • Works independently and with others to seek new grant opportunities on behalf of City of Hope investigators.
  • Assists with planning and conducting educational courses and workshops.
  • Collaborates on the maintenance of databases and/or reference libraries related to grant funding agencies.
  • Collaborates on the maintenance of databases and/or reference libraries related to grant funding agencies.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
* Requires a PhD in biology, biochemistry, or other life science; a master's degree with at least three years of scientific writing experience in a healthcare/research/academic environment.
  • Strong written and verbal English is required
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills are a must.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, meet deadlines, perform and prioritize multiple simultaneous tasks.

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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