Research Scientist

Houston, Texas
November 17 2020
Organization Type
Research Scientist


Preparation of original manuscripts and grant proposals
Supports the principal investigator in writing and editing medical/scientific manuscripts, grant proposals, book chapters, newsletter material, and other documents substantively and developmentally. Resulting written products/materials should demonstrate knowledge of subject matter in multiple subject areas of translational science, specifically in head and neck cancers. Works effectively on several projects at one time, establishes project schedules, and meets established deadlines. Assists the principal investigator and collaborators in determining the specific goals or objectives to be attained, particularly in preparing grant proposals. Abstracts medical and scientific information and provide lay language versions when required. Collaborates with biostatistics, finance, and scientific collaborators to ensure timely development of grant proposals.

Clinical and translational data analysis.
Reviews data and/or medical records to extract data points. Reviews and evaluates basic and translational research data, including laboratory correlative data. Provides sound data analysis and interpretation of results for manuscripts and grant research plans. Prepares data and information related to grants, abstracts, and manuscript submissions, as needed.

Reporting, writing, and editing projects.
Composes technical reports, abstracts, slide presentations, spreadsheets, posters, and manuscripts for submission to corporate and federal sponsors, conferences, and scientific journals. Copyedits technical reports, proofreads galley proofs of manuscripts nearing publication. Prepares documents for publication by reviewing analyses and interpretations of data to ensure accuracy and alignment with research data. Ensure clarity of expression. Maintains files of all edited projects and final copies of manuscripts, grants, newsletters, and book chapters. Maintains files of reference materials, such as reprints of publications, in an up-to-date, organized, and easily accessible manner.

Other duties as assigned

Education Required: PhD in one of the natural sciences or related field or Medical degree With PhD, no experience required. With Medical degree, two years of experience in experimental or scientific work.

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.

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