• Science Writer- Walensky lab

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 4 months ago(6/27/2019 2:47 PM)
    Job ID
    full time
  • Overview

    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 Walensky laboratory of cancer chemical biology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School is seeking an experienced, productive, and resourceful science writer who will partner with the Principal Investigator and laboratory members to maximize the output of scientific journal article and grant submissions. The science writer will be embedded in a dynamic and multidisciplinary research laboratory dedicated to advancing basic and translational discoveries that will improve the quality and quantity of life of childhood cancer patients. 


    Specific duties will include drafting and editing journal articles and grant applications in collaboration with the Principal Investigator and laboratory trainees (staff scientists, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students), and overseeing submission and revision processes. Attention to written detail, including formatting guidelines and rigorous, clear, and lively scientific description, are essential.  The successful applicant will serve as a critical partner to Dr. Walensky in his duties as laboratory PI, clinician, and Director of the Harvard/MIT MD-PhD program.


    Specific skills and personal attributes required include: high energy and upbeat multi-tasker, supremely organized with exquisite attention to detail, independent thinker and doer, exemplary written and oral communication skills, computer and technology savvy, strong people skills. Additional qualities include strong collaborative team spirit and success balancing multiple projects and deadlines.


    Talented science writer with a PhD degree in a scientific discipline highly preferred and minimum of 3 years’ experience in professional science writing and editing, with journal publication and NIH grant editing/writing experience preferred. Relevant scientific fields include, for example, chemical and structural biology, biochemistry, cell biology, experimental therapeutics, and translational medicine. This position is full-time, 40 hours per week, however we will consider candidates interested in working part-time (minimum 24 hours per week).


    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.




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