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 underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
The Division of Genitourinary (GU) Medical Oncology seeks a Scientific Writer and Editor to assist various members of the Medical Oncology department in writing and editing grant applications, manuscripts, meetings abstracts or other written material on an as-needed basis. The writer/editor will work with the GU DFCI faculty, research staff or grant managers on a specific timeline and deadline schedule related to each writing project, which may include reading background information, federal and foundation sponsor guidelines, request for proposal (RFP) language and internal and external policies and procedures for a specific writing assignment. In this capacity the writer may meet face to face with faculty and research staff; follow up phone conversations and other methods of communication to establish a final product.
The Science Writer/Editor would be a key link between dedicated GU oncologists, scientists, and donors/sponsors who comprise the wide Dana-Farber community. The Science Writer should be able to take complex information and communicate it clearly, concisely, and accurately to explain key concepts to sponsors. The Science Writer will interpret the challenges in cancer care and research to convey scientific insights that are both deep and broad.
This is a part-time, 20 hour per week position. Candidates must be available to work in the office in Boston, MA. Please include a cover letter with your application.
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
A Bachelor’s degree in a related wet-lab or dry lab science is required; Master’s degree preferred. A minor in Communications or English would strengthen one’s candidacy along with communications experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
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.