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The Department of Human Oncology focuses on advancing the treatment of human cancers with radiation therapy. There are clinical, translational, and basic science components to the work that we do. As a scientific editor, you will be responsible for helping faculty in the department with the writing, editing, and formatting of various scientific documents. These include manuscripts, grant applications, and clinical protocols. You will have the opportunity to work with and learn from a multi-disciplinary group of collaborators including clinicians and laboratory scientists, in order to help the department, reach its maximum potential. We look forward to working together with you to improve outcomes for patients with cancer.
SMPH is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities, women, persons with disabilities, military service members and veterans are strongly encouraged.
Provides technical expertise and oversight in areas relating to rights, permissions, and overall content production. Reviews content for completeness, accuracy, and correctness to align with editorial or client objectives.
40% Edits, revises, and proofreads materials and resolves errors or inconsistencies in style, syntax, grammar, and format
5% Plans, develops, creates, and publishes internal and/or external communications
10% Manages production deadlines
5% Provides information and consultative advice about editorial policies, procedures, and services to contributing stakeholders
35% Provides in-depth research and fact-checking for publication and distribution
5% Develops and maintains the style guide, including editorial standards and policies
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
Required Bachelor's Degree Degree in biological/clinical sciences or related field.
Preferred Master's Degree
Required Experience: - Two years professional writing experience. - Experience in conducting cancer research. - Strong scientific writing and computer skills. - Degree in biological/clinical sciences. - One or more of the "preferred experience" criteria
Preferred Experience: - Experience writing cancer scientific manuscripts. - Experience writing clinical protocols in cancer - Experience writing cancer proposals for higher education-related funding agencies.
Desired Attributes: - High level of attention to detail. - Excellent written and oral communication skills. - Strong biological/clinical sciences background.
Full or Part Time: 50% - 100%
It is anticipated this position will be remote and requires work be performed at an offsite, non-campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits. Benefits information can be found at (https://hr.wisc.edu/benefits/)
Effective January 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will be updated to require that positions earning less than $35,568 annually be considered non-exempt under FLSA provisions for overtime (see https://www.dol.gov/whd/overtime2019/). Based on these rules, if the person selected for this recruitment will earn less than the new salary threshold at January 1, 2020 ($35,568 annually), he/she will be an academic staff non-exempt employee, will be paid hourly, and will receive overtime compensation for any hours worked over 40 in a workweek.
How to Apply:
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV, a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position, and a document listing contact information for three (3) references, including your current/most recent supervisor. References will not be contacted without prior notice.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
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