Since its inception, Dana-Farber has placed a unique emphasis on all forms of research relevant to the eradication of cancer while, at the same time, providing both cutting-edge and highly compassionate comprehensive patient care.
The Department of Medical Oncology seeks a Scientific Writer and Editor to assist various members of the Medical Oncology department in writing and editing grant applications, manuscripts or other written material on an as-needed basis. The writer/editor will work with the 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 with phone conversations, and use other methods of communication to establish a final product.
The Science Writer/Editor will be a key link between dedicated 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 in order to convey scientific insights that are both deep and broad.
In collaboration with the Content and Creative Services team within the Communications Department, the Science Writer/Editor will work to advance the department’s mission via updates and messaging from the Department of Medical Oncology to internal and external audiences through newsletters, helping craft the annual report, story reporting, and other writing as needed. These may include but are not limited to:
All candidates must include a cover letter with their application.
A Bachelor's degree in a related wet-lab or dry lab science is required, but a Master’s or PhD is preferred. A minor in Communications or English would strengthen one’s candidacy. Candidates should have 3 - 5 years of communications experience, preferably in a science related field. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint, is required.
All candidates must embody Dana-Farber’s Core Values of Impact; Excellence; Compassion & Respect; and Discovery every day. Add value to the Dana-Farber community by seeking opportunities to collaborate across the Institute. Foster an ethical, positive, results-oriented culture founded on open communication.
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.