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The Department of Pediatrics is one of the largest departments within the School of Medicine with approximately 171 Faculty, 50 postdoctoral fellows (both MDs and PhDs) along with over 300 support staff (not including hospital staff). In addition, the Department has 57 clinical residents and fellows distributed across the Divisions. The missions of research, education and patient care are intertwined, and are integral to the goals of the department.
The Department has undergone significant growth in recent years with a consolidated budget of approximately $106 million including sponsored projects expenditures of approximately $54 million and clinical revenue of over $ 52 million. This expansion of the Department's research and clinical portfolio is expected to continue in the next few years.
The Department's 16 divisions include Academic General Pediatrics, Child Development & Community Health; Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology; Cardiology; Dysmorphology; Emergency Medicine; Endocrinology; Gastroenterology; Genetics; Genome Information Sciences; Hospital Medicine; Host-Microbe Systems and Therapeutics; Infectious Diseases; Neonatology; Nephrology; and Respiratory Medicine.
In 2001, physicians and leadership of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Rady Children's, and Children's Specialists of San Diego (CSSD) unified pediatric patient care, research, education and community service programs, creating a university-affiliated children's health system to serve the region. Over the past two decades, an extensive list of joint programs has developed, with many physicians and researchers playing a role at both institutions.
This affiliation has consolidated the clinical, teaching, research and public service programs of the UCSD School of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics with San Diego's only health care system dedicated to the health and well-being of children. In 2009, this partnership was furthered by the creation of Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, a Medical Foundation, and is now recognized as having global leaders in research, technology, translational medicine, education and clinical excellence.
The Senior Grant Writer and Communications Editor serves in a key role to provide advising, writing, and a full range of substantive editing on scientific research proposals, manuscripts, and other written products in the Division of Dysmorphology and Teratology, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine at UC San Diego. The incumbent will contribute to the success of the Division's research enterprise by helping faculty write successful new and continuation multi-million dollar research grant applications to Federal and other funding agencies including both domestic and international multi-disciplinary, multi-site projects; support the advancement of the Division's faculty by helping edit and prepare their scientific manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals; and support the Division's promotional efforts by copy-editing marketing and research recruitment communications prepared by the Division's marketing team.
Writes or edits a variety of comprehensive and difficult material for stylistic consistency, logic, organization, rational development of content, and emphasis. Researches, selects sources for and conducts interviews, and ensures accuracy of written pieces. Recommends content and layout, edits, and coordinates production of a variety of printed and online material, or conversion of printed pieces to online formats and archives.
Seven (7) years of related professional research proposal preparation experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor's degree in related area plus three (3) years of related experience/training.
Significant experience writing about science for both technical reviewers and the public as well as writing scientific proposals for government agencies including the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of writing, grammar, syntax, style, and punctuation. Ability to write concise, logical, grammatically correct analytical or narrative reports.
Proven knowledge of appropriate editorial style and publication guidelines.
Thorough skills to write clear, lively, engaging and compelling copy in a variety of styles appropriate to target audiences and / or the broader public, while ensuring
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