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This a temporary position with an estimated assignment length of up to six months.
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life-changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
Coordinates editorial projects, such as abstracts, manuscripts, textbooks, syllabi, foundation reports, protocol components, presentation materials, and editorial reports to support the academic work of the disease center.
Coordinates assigned editorial projects, such as the academic projects of the department chief, department/service newsletters, manuscript/abstract submissions, editorial tracking database, and multi-institutional projects such as textbooks and syllabi.
Reviews project workload, workflow, priorities, and procedures for projects coordinated. Makes necessary revisions to improve efficiency, enhance cooperation, and identify opportunities for improved project coordination and production.
Prepares summaries, goals, and timelines for these projects.
Acts as liaison between authors and editorial board, journals, publishers, etc. when needed.
Prepares reports and presentations (including grant and foundation documents) based on database queries, bibliographic research, project summaries, and technical documents.
Coordinates (or assists with coordination of) scientific meetings as required by department/service.
Provides periodic updates on projects to the senior editor, investigators, authors, administrative staff or others, depending on nature of project.
Provides disease center staff with electronic and paper access to needed academic documents.
Develops and maintains resources for the department chairman/service chief, such as illustration collection, literature searches, or bibliographic database libraries.
Provides assistance for faculty and fellows in bibliographic software.
Edit manuscripts, abstracts, letters, permissions, memos, statistical reports, patient questionnaires, CME materials, proposals, patient education materials, grant applications, foundation/donor reports, department/service newsletters, and other related documents for the department/service for submission to journals, publishers, committees, meetings, book publication, marketing, other institutions, and groups.
Edits documents requiring substantive, developmental, mechanical, stylistic, design, or copy editing, as needed by department chief, senior editor, or document author. This could include assessment of readability, proofreading, formatting, fact-checking, creation of tables/charts/diagrams, creation of bibliographies, research, and re-organization, re-writing, and working with illustrators to provide figures for documents. This also includes adherence to copyright, HIPAA, and other guidelines.
Writes abstracts, summaries, introductions, letters, project documentation, foundation reports, patient questionnaires or other documents when required by project or requested by chief.
Writes, edits, and updates reports/presentations upon the request of the senior editor, chief, or faculty.
Creates bibliographies for specific manuscripts and checks manuscript references when requested or supervises these services for faculty.
Information Management/Project Tracking
Maintains, updates, and contributes to the development of document management systems for tracking editorial projects/manuscripts to produce reports (re: priority, productivity, status) for use by the department and external editorial/publishing groups.
Develops, maintains, and suggests improvements for editorial document management systems to ensure version control and tracking of manuscripts, abstracts, multi-authored textbooks, grant application components, department reports, and other documents.
Creates project reports using document tracking data to provide information to department chief, administrator, faculty, or external groups.
Maintains or supervises/validates service databases (e.g., disease-specific bibliographic database libraries) in order to facilitate research and publication
Participates in the development and maintenance of database integrity for manuscript, workload, and other tracking databases.
At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong.?? As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff.?? Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.
Bachelor's degree Major: Journalism, Liberal Arts, Humanities, or Science.
Minimum Experience: 2-5 years project-coordination experience. Medical editing/writing experience is preferred.
Preferred Education (optional): Master's degree preferred OR 5-10 years publishing, editing, or managing experience OR 5-10 years experience directing/coordinating a diversity of projects, groups, or programs. Medical editing experience needed.
Preferred: American Medical Writers Association Board of Editors in the Life Science University of Chicago Medical Writing & Editing Program
Knowledge of medical terminology; technical publishing; grammar, syntax, and usage; new media, print, and web- based writing processes. Proficiency in WORD and EXCEL.
Strong writing/editing skills in English.
Experience in mechanical editing, copyediting, stylistic editing, and proofreading required. Experience in substantive, developmental, and plain-language editing desirable.
Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to under-served members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.