The UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR, https://ictr.wisc.edu/) supports junior and senior researchers with tools, resources, and guidance to help them move their research findings from experimental settings into clinical and community practice (`translating' research into practice). Our programs provide the next generation of biomedical and behavioral scientists with formal training and other services to advance their careers and accelerate their impact in translational science and research. This includes mentorship, pilot project funding, biostatistical and biomedical informatics support, research design assistance, clinical trial facilities, help with disseminating research results, connections to other researchers, and help with effectively engaging with communities in research design and development.
The Science Editor will work with programs across ICTR to effectively identify, engage, and support investigators who can benefit from our services, and will personally assist them in communicating their research projects to regulatory agencies, funding institutes and journals for publication. This is an exciting opportunity to partner with investigators to advance translational research.
Key initiatives and activities for this role:
-Collaborate with investigative teams to understand the technology and scientific concepts of their translational work
-Assist investigators with editing protocols/protocol amendments, protocol synopses, grants, clinical study reports, investigator brochures (IB)/IB updates, regulatory submissions (including clinical and nonclinical components of INDs, IDEs, etc.), and other clinical research documents
-Assist with drafting accurate, clear, and concise submissions
-Collaborate on leading training/educational workshops on writing strategies and effective grantsmanship
-Provide scientific and medical writing consulting to investigators
-Edit draft scientific manuscripts provided by investigators
-Write content for ICTR's website and for internal publications
-Contribute to preparing science news stories and releases with investigators
We're looking for a curious, creative, and motivated communication professional who thrives in a fast-paced, complex environment. This position will join the ICTR Protocol Development Team, reporting to the Clinical Trial Navigator and working closely with the several groups within ICTR including, but not limited to the Communications, Workforce Development, Networks, and Recruiting Teams.
ICTR Mission: We discover, translate & disseminate interventions to improve health & health care.
ICTR Core Values: Inclusivity, Leadership, Excellence, Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Communication
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.
|Collaborates with faculty and/or investigators to develop research protocols with an emphasis on quality, compliance, consistency, subject safety and data integrity. |
- 40% Assists researchers with developing, writing, and editing research protocols that are clearly written, including sufficient detail to allow consistent execution, comply with applicable regulations, laws, and policies, are consistent with the informed consent and other applicable study documents, and promote the protection of the rights and welfare of participants
- 20% Reviews existing protocols for content, consistency, clarity, formatting, and grammar
- 10% Develops standardized protocol templates and forms
- 20% Interfaces with other experts and research offices to inform protocol development
- 10% Assists in grant and manuscript writing
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Master's and/or PhD strongly preferred. Preferred focus in a biomedical sciences field (e.g., medicine, pharmacology, physical therapy, biochemistry, biology, kinesiology, genetics, neuroscience)
Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:
-5 years of relevant experience in science writing/editing.
-Demonstrated experience working with and editing the work of PhD-level scientists on products such as manuscripts, grants and protocols.
Preferred Skills, Experience, Qualifications:
-Exhibits excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills.
-Has substantial skill in writing technical sections of regulatory and/or scientific documents, such as but not limited to protocols/protocol amendments, protocol synopses, clinical study reports, IBs/IB updates, regulatory submissions (including clinical and nonclinical components of INDs, NDAs, BLAs, MAAs, etc.).
-Strong general knowledge in the medical sciences and biology (pharmacology, biochemistry and/or neuroscience).
-Knowledge and capability to assist investigators in using inclusive language in proposals, manuscripts, and protocols.
-Experience conducting scientific research studies. Evidence of significant contribution to the writing and publication of articles, reports, regulatory documents and/or grants.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
-Strong interest in research and science writing.
-Exceptional writing skills with the ability to communicate clearly, creatively, and persuasively in both short and long formats.
-Demonstrated critical thinking and analysis skills, with the ability to effectively organize and present complex information.
-Strong customer service orientation.
-Capability to communicate with individuals from a variety of backgrounds.
-Excellent project/time management and organizational skills
-Capability to work independently and as part of a team.
-Demonstrated team-oriented work style that involves actively seeking input and viewing conflict as an opportunity to move the team forward.
-Capability and commitment to work effectively with people from different cultural backgrounds, including those associated with race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and other aspects of human diversity.
-Proficient in computer applications including MS Office, reference management software, multiple document preparation systems and applications in Adobe Suite.
Full Time: 100%
This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $65,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. University sponsorship is not available for this position.
How to Apply:
Please click "Apply Now" to start the application process. You will be required to submit a cover letter and resume for consideration. Your cover letter should highlight your experience and skills as they relate to the listed qualifications for maximum consideration.
This application will also require submission of three professional references, including your current or most recent supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.