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At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.
For the 27th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2016, as well as Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards 2017. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.
The Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program (HOPP) was founded by Dr. Charles Sawyers in 2006 to address the challenges presented by cancer research in the era of targeted therapies. By bringing together researchers in many disciplines, HOPP’s goal is to advance scientific knowledge while bridging discoveries made in the laboratory with those made in the clinic. The department has grown to a faculty of nearly 20 physician-scientists, each with independent laboratories and research aims, and approximately 300 research and administrative staff.
HOPP’s administrative team partners with Dr. Sawyers and the HOPP Faculty to provide operational, financial and administrative support to facilitate the effective functioning of their research and academic efforts.
This newly created Senior Editor/Grant Writer position would directly support the administrative, academic, and grant related editorial needs of Dr. Sawyers as well as work collectively with other members of the administrative team to support the pre-award and grants management activities of the department. The incumbent will enhance the faculty members’ grant applications and academic efforts through a combination of editing, grant coordination, and project management.
As a Senior Editor/Grant Writer you will:
- Edit, write, and coordinate/project manage academic, research, and grant-related documents to support the office of the Chair as well as his research portfolio
- Partner with other senior faculty to provide program management for larger, program and collaborative grants, both during the application phase and throughout the life of the grant
- Provide support with grant preparation and work with investigators and other staff to ensure timely submission of proposals so as to maximize external funding for the research portfolio across the department
- Capable of building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions
- Flexible in your approach and demeanor in order to align with the shifting demands of evolving circumstances
- An effective communicator, capable of determining how best to reach different audiences and executing communications based on that understanding
- A selfless team-player, eager to work in a collaborative, fast-paced environment
- A dedicated administrative professional, accountable for your work, and invested in MSK’s mission
- A minimum of a Bachelors degree plus 5-7 years of grant submission/project-coordination experience OR a Masters degree or PhD in a life science plus 3-5 years of publishing, editing, or managing experience
- Experience in substantive editing, stylistic editing, and copy editing required. Experience in developmental and plain-language editing preferred
- Research or medical editing experience preferred, to include knowledge of: research, medical, and grant related terminology; technical publishing; grammar, syntax, and usage; new media, print, and web-based writing processes
- American Medical Writers Association Board of Editors in the Life Science University of Chicago Medical Writing & Editing Program preferred.
- Ability to understand and communicate complex information
- Ability to organize electronic and print data materials.
- Proficiency in Word and bibliographic/reference management software (i.e., EndNote) required. Knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat Writer, Quark Express or InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator preferred.
MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.
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