Project Development Scientist - Scientific Writing

City of Hope
Duarte, California
Closing date
Oct 12, 2022

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Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Position Type
Full Time
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About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope's translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. AccessHope™, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope's specialized cancer expertise.

A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation's "Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona.

City of Hope's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding. We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.

Position Summary

This Project Development Scientist position will be part of the Writing Team within the Arthur Riggs Diabetes and Metabolism Research Institute at the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope. This team supports project management, scientific writing and clinical protocol development for the Institute. Each Project Development Scientist will be closely with writing team leader and members, basic, translational and clinical researchers, biostatisticians and other stakeholders to shepherd projects from conception to grant/clinical protocol/manuscript submission. This team approach to research offers continuity of intellectual and practical input, and is both efficient and rewarding.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Assist with manuscript writing, editing, data presentation and journal submission
  • Assist with identification of funding opportunities, grant writing and submission
  • Work with investigators to assure the clarity and accuracy of data presentations, as well as the interpretation of results.
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of disease or treatment modality area of focus
  • Facilitate team interactions throughout the life of a project
  • Coordinate clinical trial design, writing and submission of clinical protocols
  • Assist with Investigational New Drug Applications (IND)

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Requires a PhD in biology, biochemistry, or other life science; or a master's degree with at least five years of scientific writing, grant and manuscript writing, clinical study design, or clinical trial regulatory experience in a healthcare/research/academic environment.
  • City of Hope employees with a bachelor's degree in biological sciences who have relevant outside and in-house experience/training may be hired into this job description.

Additional Information:

As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.

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.



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.

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