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This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Psychiatry. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The goal of the NeuroGenomics and Informatics Group is to understand the biology of neurodegeneration by using high-dimensional omic data and functional genomic approaches.
The Neurogenomics and Informatics group is looking for a Scientific Writer to work directly with the center director. The Scientific Writer will be responsible for the oversight and administration of multiple research projects progress report and manuscript writing, and publication, coordination of the activities of a multidisciplinary team, or interfaces with multiple levels of the organization and external entities to ongoing and future projects.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Grant preparation and writing, including research sections and progress reports
This position assists the Endowed Chair and collaborators with the development of scientific and administrative sections of grants.
Preparation and writing of research abstracts and journal articles
This position assists the Endowed Chair and collaborators with drafting, writing, editing, and galley-proofing of abstracts and article for publication.
Facilitate large interinstitutional collaborations
This position will actively participate and organize meetings for large collaborative projects. This position will establishes/enhances various contacts’, and contact with other centers and research groups to facilitate collaboration and exchange of information.
Advanced data analysis
This position is responsible for independent data analysis of advanced research topics to be presented to the Endowed Chair and collaborators.
Research development plan for the Center
This position assists the Endowed Chair and collaborators in the design and development of new and current research programs.
A Master’s degree in an appropriate scientific discipline is required.
Excellent administrative skills.
Experience with research in human genetics is highly preferred.
Advanced knowledge of computer applications.
Significant experience with word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, database and the internet.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Able to work independently and manage multiple assignments with various levels of priority.
Attention to detail and accuracy are essential.
The hiring range for this position is $51,292 - $66,684 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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