Scientific Medical Writer

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
Oklahoma City, OK
Closing date
Jan 23, 2022

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Science, Pharmaceutical, Medical Writer
Organization Type
OMRF is an independent, not-for-profit biomedical research institute adjacent to the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) campus in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City offers a dynamic and flourishing downtown area, with low cost of living, short commute times and a diversified economy. OMRFs excellence can only be fully realized by individuals who share our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Successful candidates will demonstrate commitment to these values. OMRF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic.

The Arthritis and Clinical Immunology Research Program is hiring for a Scientific Medical Writer. The Scientific Writer is responsible for editing and/or producing accurate, clear, and interesting content for manuscripts, grants, reports, lay summaries, white papers, website content and presentations.Applies scientific principles and biomedical knowledge to understand, organize, and describe complex data for scientific, medical, and lay audiences. Coordinates input from a multi-disciplinary team while meeting tight deadlines. Helps write, edit and proofread key documents. Maintains familiarity with relevant research, conducts literature reviews, and manages references. Assists with the design, development, and selection of scientific illustrations, tables, and figures. Tracks manuscript status from conceptualization through publication. Assists with cover letters and associated documents. Assists with letters of support, evaluation letters and other aspects of communication like patient newsletters. Maintains common-use text describing facilities, resources, human subject sections and standard procedures. Assists with editing and writing grant progress reports, grant sections and collaborative grant documents. Summarizes research results for lay audiences and community stakeholders. A senior candidate may assume a leadership role for a Scientific Writing Unit, hosting scientific writing workshops, writing groups and lunch-and-learns for junior investigators and trainees.

Minimum Qualifications:
PhD in biomedical science-related field and 2 years experience writing and editing scientific publications and grants. Alternatively a masters or certification in scientific or medical writing with 2 years experience.Ability to meet tight deadlines and work independently on complex tasks. Attention to detail. Excellent communication skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Ability to read, analyze and interpret an extensive variety of scientific, technical, financial, and legal documents. Ability to deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Ability to work with a wide array of individuals and to operate effectively in a team setting. Self-starter.OMRF has mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for all employees, excluding those with an approved medical or religious accommodation, as a condition of employment. Applicants must have received, or be willing to receive, a COVID-19 vaccine by their start date to be considered for employment.

Preferred Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Immunology or related field; or Medical Degree. Immunology and/or clinical rheumatology experience a plus.Previous experience with statistics and scientific and/or grant writing strongly preferred. Proficiency in EndNote and GraphPad Prism (or other data visualization programs).Data analysis and/or statistical training or expertise a plus.

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