This is a part-time limited position with the possibility of extension/career conversion.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 08/20/2020. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.
The Moores Cancer Center is one of just 49 in the United States to hold a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. As such, it ranks among the top centers in the nation conducting basic and clinical cancer research, providing advanced patient care and serving the community through outreach and education programs.
The Cancer Center's mission is to translate promising scientific discoveries into new and better options for the care of patients with cancer. The Center supports one of the broadest ranges of cancer activities in the nation – from fundamental and translational cancer research in molecular genetics and advanced molecular therapeutics, and from population studies of cancer incidence to community education about cancer prevention and risk reduction.
The Research Scientific Writer will work in a laboratory that focuses on gastrointestinal and sarcoma research. The Research Scientific Writer reports directly to the PI and is responsible for scientific writing for manuscripts and grant applications (to non-profit funding organizations, foundations and government agencies). Writes, edits, and reviews grant proposals and research manuscripts for peer review and publication. The Research Scientific Writer writes, edits, and reviews writing for the public regarding patient advocacy and donor impact reports. Incumbent is responsible for increasing research funding and productivity by stimulating and facilitating communication on new grant applications, and research publications. The writing for manuscripts and grants applications will be coordinated with input from the PI, as well as researchers in the lab.
Advanced theoretical knowledge in biology or other life sciences field, plus experience in research grants or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Proven ability to convey scientific content for written communications intended for the general public. Experience writing about science for both technical reviewers and the public as well as writing for review committees and funding agencies including the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Demonstrated experience preparing and submitting material for scientific publications.
Demonstrated ability to identify potential sources for grant applications as well as the ability to prepare appropriate proposals.
Proven experience in contract and grant proposal formats, preparation, submission and administration, as well as federal, state and private granting agency regulations.
Strong skill in written communications including excellent English grammar and punctuation, syntax skills; detailed-oriented proofreading skill (using appropriate proofreading marks); strong skill to edit for content, spelling, punctuation, grammar, consistency, and style.
Sound understanding of the role of research in a major research university and its links with campus, national and international constituencies and industry.
Proficient knowledge and skill is software applications, specifically spreadsheet, word processing and database applications.
Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects with conflicting deadlines and priorities. Ability to meet deadlines. Ability to work with minimal direction and on a self-directed basis as well as in a team setting.
Ability to use appropriate judgment when dealing with confidential information, as well as maintain strict confidentiality of information. Ability to appropriately handle highly sensitive and confidential situations and matters with faculty and staff.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.