Editor Technical And Scientific Publications Job Description Sample
Technical Journal Editor
Technical Journal EditorApplySave job2019-53705Bethesda, MarylandTop Secret/SCI w/Poly
Supports Science and Technology Editors-in-Chief by assisting in editing and development of various R&D Journals. Includes but is not limited to:
Maintaining, publishing and posting content on various customer spaces
Promotes efficiencies across the journals by exploring common work flow, forms, and software enhancements while maintaining each journal's individual branding under the umbrella heading of R&D journals
Conduct outreach to all contributors to promote the Journals
Manage the peer review process
Copyedit and format manuscripts
Produce and publish breakthroughs from the science world at large.
MS degree or higher
Five or more years of technical editing experience pertaining to science and engineering publications.
Demonstrated strong technical writing and editing skills as evidenced by a portfolio of published, edited work.
Ability to successfully manage a double-blind peer-review process that results in the publication of scholarly, scientific literature.
Detail oriented with excellent organization, time management, analytical thinking, observation, and active listening skills.
Proven negotiation and collaboration skills to resolve differences between parties (in peer-review context) who may initially have divergent views.
Technical Writer And Editor
The Technical Writer and Editor will create, review, revise, and edit content for the Population-Based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) Project's (https://phia.icap.columbia.edu) technical publications (Summary Sheets, Final Reports), peer-reviewed publications, technical presentations, and website pages. She/he will create and update standard templates and will ensure consistency of content and style across publications and presentations produced across PHIA Project surveys.
Collaborate with Technical Specialists, Technical Director, Senior Technical Advisor, and Senior Communications Officer to produce Summary Sheets and Final Reports in a standardized format and in a timely fashion.
Gather information from subject matter experts to develop, organize, and write technical presentations, procedure manuals and website pages.
Develop content with a unified tone across all documentation, in multiple media forms to ensure maximum usability.
Edit peer-reviewed publications.
Assess new and existing documents for compliance with Global English standards and ICAP PHIA conventions
Collaborate on the final design and layout for publications and presentations, suggest edits for clarity and consistency.
Create (and update as needed) a PHIA Project style guide.
Offer editing guidance on public or internal documents
Perform other related duties as directed. Minimum Qualifications for Grade
Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant- BA in Communications, Journalism, or a related field of study (minimum) and 4 years of related experience. Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications
Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant- 4+ years of experience in technical writing and editing required.
Strong research, writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
Outstanding proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
Proficiency in one or more major style guidelines (AMA Manual of Style, Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, other).
Excellent attention to detail and dedication to scientific rigor.
Ability to adapt to changing priorities and adhere to tight timelines.
Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently.
Exceptional command of English language writing and communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills. Special Instructions Preferred Qualifications- MA in Communications, Journalism, or a related field of study (preferred).
6+ years preferred, preferably in the health or life sciences.
Experience and skill in publication design and layout.
Proficiency in Adobe InDesign and Acrobat Pro. Essential Functions- Collaborate with Technical Specialists, Technical Director, Senior Technical Advisor, and Senior Communications Officer to produce Summary Sheets and Final Reports in a standardized format and in a timely fashion. (25%)
Gather information from subject matter experts to develop, organize, and write technical presentations, procedure manuals and website pages. (10%)
Develop content with a unified tone across all documentation, in multiple media forms to ensure maximum usability. (10%)
Edit peer-reviewed publications. (10%)
Assess new and existing documents for compliance with Global English standards and ICAP PHIA conventions (10%)
Collaborate on the final design and layout for publications and presentations, suggest edits for clarity and consistency. (10%)
Create (and update as needed) a PHIA Project style guide. (10%)
Offer editing guidance on public or internal documents (10%)
Perform other related duties as directed. (5%) Additional Essential Functions (Limit to 3950 characters.)TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
Occasional domestic or international travel (10%) may be required to support technical writing workshops Special Indications
This position works with:There are no special indications for this position
Scientific Writer/Senior Scientific Writer (1351-679)
The (Senior) Scientific Writer is a key member of the newly formed external scientific collaboration team within the biologics program. The incumbent will organize, write, and produce scientific articles targeted for peer-review publications; articles are based on data generated from the ongoing biologics standards development and research programs. The incumbent will work closely with the pipeline development and standards production teams and other USP subject matter experts to define the scope of the publications, and incorporate scientific and technical content into publications as required.
Roles and Responsibilities
Formulates the research publications strategy, based on the strategic goals of the program unit and supports the development of the publications annual plan
Identifies the appropriate publications' content based on the department ongoing research and standard development studies, and presents plans to the program unit leadership
Recommends the target journals and develops relationships with editors and publishers
Participates in scientific discussions with staff and expert committees, Compiles and reviews data and determines the potential for publishing scientific and technical reports and reviews
Stays abreast of scientific and regulatory literature as it applies to the biologics research and standards development program, and notifies management on key development that may impact USP
Works closely with subject matters experts on advancing early drafts and outlines, and prepares high quality manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals, in compliance with journals requirements
Develops figures, tables and relevant illustrations in support of USP scientific publications
Supports the biologics team with managing the submission of abstracts and manuscripts to conferences/journals.
Contributes to preparing responses to diverse scientific publications and regulatory guidance documents
Coordinates scientific writing activities for work performed by outside services. Reviews and edits work completed by contract writers, and ensures highest quality of scientific documents
Coordinates the early communications with the target journals, the submissions of manuscripts, and all communications with authors and reviewers; and manages the overall publications' timelines
Creates and ensures sustainability of a document management system, to ensure proper control, and archival of data and associated documents in support of publications
Builds relationships with team members from science strategy, strategic marketing and global communications, to ensure the publication strategy is aligned with overall USP goals.
Performs other duties as assigned
Ph.D. in biochemistry, biology, or other relevant disciplines with a minimum of 10 years (Senior Scientific Writer) or 8 years (Scientific Writer) industry experience in broad areas of biomedical research, with a track record in writing and authorship of technical and scientific peer-reviewed publications
Experience as scientific or medical writer, in the biopharmaceutical or healthcare industry
Excellent writing skills combined with superior attention to detail and strong analytical skills
Strong communications and teamwork skills, and ability to work independently and cross-functionally
Knowledge of the regulatory requirements and guidelines applicable to biopharmaceuticals
Excellent understanding of the role of analytical tools in the assessment of biopharmaceuticals, as well as the role of standards and controls used for quality assurance
Ability to search and summarize exiting literature, and inform the publications development plan
Ability to accurately and clearly write different type of scientific manuscripts (e.g. reviews, research articles, opinions and letters) and prepare for of submission to journals
Ability to create graphical illustrations and tables from complex scientific data, and to articulate the manuscripts' key messages in support of the program strategic goals
Ability to critically review the scientific data and statistical analysis to support the manuscripts' conclusions
Excellent time management skills and ability to concurrently manage publications at different stages.
Demonstrated research, technical, and analytical skills, as well as the ability to take highly technical scientific information and make quick strategic recommendations.
Knowledge of biological medicines landscape both at analytical and regulatory levels
USP offers an impressive benefits package, including:
Generous paid time off – 13 paid holidays, 10 sick days and 15 vacation days per year to start
An annual 401(k) contribution, beginning after 1 year of service, of 10% of pay (base and bonus) every pay period that vests immediately
Comprehensive individual and family healthcare plans with affordable premiums and low annual deductibles ($250/individual or $500/family)
The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is a scientific nonprofit organization that sets standards for the identity, strength, quality, and purity of medicines, food ingredients, and dietary supplements manufactured, distributed and consumed worldwide. USP's drug standards are enforceable in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration, and these standards are used in more than 140 countries.
Being a part of USP means belonging to a diverse culture made up of more than 1,000 talented professionals working together at five international locations. We share our expertise in science, IT, human resources, quality assurance, communications, administrative management, and more...all to support an overall mission dedicated to making a difference by providing standards and programs that help improve the quality of medicines, dietary supplements, and foods worldwide.
USP is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer (EEOE) and affirmative action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities.
USP does not accept unsolicited resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies and is not responsible for fees from recruiters or other agencies except under specific written agreement with USP.
Job LocationRockville, Maryland, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular
Manager Global Scientific Affairs - Abbott Nutrition - Columbus, OH
Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.
MAIN PURPOSE OF ROLE
The primary function of Section Manager, R&D, is to manage one to several departments within R&D.
Set and re-set project/process procedures, timelines, and priorities with appropriate executive management approval.
Establish, develop and maintain cross-functional teams to support research and development projects in pediatric nutrition.
Interact with stakeholders internally and externally to ensure successful completion of scientific external engagement projects.
Act as a functional area authority on technical issues in pediatric nutrition.
Lead communication with scientific thought leaders.
Establish project procedures, rules and guidelines.
Establish metrics for KOL engagement and process update.
Facilitate compliance with the corporate scientific publication process and summarize publication metrics for reporting and strategy alignment.
Support scientific external engagement activities at major global nutrition conferences meetings aligning with cross-functional team.
Assist in the development and launch of pediatric nutrition educational programs.
RD with MS or PhD Degree – preferably in Nutrition
Minimum 8 years - years of productive, progressive and relevant experience in pediatric nutrition. Advanced research, clinical or industrial experience sufficient to demonstrate practical theoretical equivalency
Minimum 5 years
- If PhD: 2+ years of experience in academia/industry/post-doc.
JOB FAMILY:Research and Discovery
DIVISION:ANI International Nutrition
LOCATION:United States > Columbus : 2900 Easton Square Place
TRAVEL:Yes, 20 % of the Time
SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)
Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.
EEO is the Law link
- English: http://webstorage.abbott.com/common/External/EEO_English.pdf
EEO is the Law link
- Espanol: http://webstorage.abbott.com/common/External/EEO_Spanish.pdf
Scientific Communications, Director
Scientific Communications Director, Oncology
The Scientific Communications Director in the US Medical Affairs (USMA) Oncology Department, based in Horsham, PA, will provide strategic and technical leadership in planning and driving the timely publication of data (i.e., manuscripts, abstracts, posters, and presentations). S/he will lead cross-functional teams to discuss the timely and appropriate dissemination of the published data by external customer facing teams, e.g., Medical Information, Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs), and Value & Evidence. The Scientific Communications Director will work collaboratively with Medical Directors, Integrated Evidence Team Leaders (IETLs), Global Medical Affairs (GMA), V&E, and alliance partners to develop robust publication and communication plans.
The Scientific Communications Director will:
Act as the point person for the development and execution of the integrated (USMA and V&E) strategic publication plans
Lead and facilitate cross-functional publication planning and scientific communications meetings
Represent USMA at the Global Publication Team meetings to ensure alignment of the publication plan with US treatment guidelines and needs
Provide strategic leadership and USMA review oversight to V&E publication plans
Drive internal review of Investigator Initiated Studies (IIS) publications
Develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal (biostats, GMA, R&D, medical directors) partners/authors and external (key opinion leaders, principal investigators) authors
Partner with cross-functional teams to identify high priority JBI and competitor congress abstracts/posters/presentations and drive USMA congress strategy
Facilitate discussions regarding dissemination of published data especially proactive communication of data (consistent with label); maintain a current scientific communications plan
Drive strategic medical education plan and collaborate with internal stakeholders to review educational grant proposals
Ensure compliance with internal J&J SOPs, external publication guidelines, and medical education guidelines
Manage internal writers, medical communications scientists, and vendors
Plan, track, and manage budget associated with medical education grants and scientific publications
A minimum of a MD/DO/PhD/PharmD or master's degree with relevant experience
7-10 years of experience in scientific/medical communications in the pharmaceutical industry
3-5 years of experience in people and vendor management
Knowledge of the Oncology therapeutic area highly preferred
Knowledge of GPP3 and ICMJE guidelines required
The candidate must be a highly motivated, organized, self-starter with a demonstrated track record of achievements
Demonstrated presentation skills, business acumen, strategic thinking, ability to work effectively in a matrix environment and lead cross-functional teams
This position will require up to 20% domestic and international travel
Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC (6120)
Technical Editor II
Bio-Rad is looking for a Technical Writer II.
Serve as editor and writer for the Life Science Group's Global Marketing and Communications Department.
Develop, write, and edit content marketing articles such as trends articles, customer stories, and content for bioradiations.com.
Partner with MarCom and Marketing staff to develop and manage the production and publication calendars, respectively, for an external online magazine (bioradiations.com).
Gather and report relevant metrics for external online magazine (bioradiations.com).
Edit marketing materials such as brochures, fliers technical/application notes, and posters.
Ensure marketing collateral meet editorial style guidelines and are scientifically accurate.
Collaborate in project teams with Art Directors, Graphic Designers, and Project Managers.
Master's degree in the life sciences a must and at least 3 years of experience editing and/or writing for a scientific audience or a PhD in the life sciences.
Scientific knowledge -- Understands basic scientific concepts and laboratory techniques in molecular biology and biochemistry (chromatography, western blotting, etc.); communicates using accurate scientific language; understands what motivates researchers in the life sciences and how to write copy that resonates with them.
Scientific writing/editing -- Is familiar with the structure and style of scientific articles; has written or contributed significantly to the writing of scientific articles; can provide feedback on logical progression of scientific ideas/arguments.
Writing Skills -- Ability to write a variety of materials (technical/application notes, flier copy, customer stories, and trends article; must be able to adapt voice to match intent/purpose of each piece. Has strong attention to detail and is familiar with Chicago Manual of Style or AMA Manual; is able to ensure internal consistency when editing lengthy documents; is able to consistently enforce style guidelines across all documents.
Organizational Skills -- Is able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and effectively under tight deadlines; can develop production and publishing calendars and manage others to ensure timely delivery of work.
Must be able to uphold editorial style guidelines and provide guidance on writing style and strategy in a professional manner.
Enjoys and is able to work effectively in a changing team environment.
Candidates will be asked to take an editing and writing test for this position.
Bio-Rad is a global leader providing a broad array of clinical diagnostics and life science research products. With a team of more than 7,800 employees and a global network of operations serving our customers, we help people live longer, healthier lives.
Bio-Rad was founded over six decades ago and has continued to provide the healthcare industry with innovative and useful products that help life science researchers accelerate the discovery process and medical diagnostic labs obtain faster, better results.
Bio-Rad does not accept agency resumes, unless the agency has been authorized by a Bio-Rad Recruiting Representative. Please do not submit resumes unless authorized to do so. Bio-Rad will not pay for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.
Manager Scientific Communication
Biosense Webster, Inc. is recruitingfor a Manager, Clinical Science & External Research (ScientificCommunication), located in Irvine, CA.
The Manager, Clinical Science & ExternalResearch (Scientific Communication) will be primarily responsible for leadingand developing internal and external scientific communication contents forassigned products. Our team is looking for someone who possesses high standardsof creative thinking, scientific analysis, teamwork, and interpersonal skillsfor the advancement of clinical programs via evidence dissemination. You willliaise with a cross-functional team, including marketing and Medical Affairs toprepare strategic analysis of scientific data, including performing literaturereview, in development of objective and accurate scientific communicationmaterials. You will evaluate the need of and support the development andimplementation of effective clinical systems/processes for scientificcommunication materials warehousing and dissemination.
You should possess advancedunderstanding and maintain current knowledge of industry standards onscientific communication and publication development. You will demonstrateunderstanding of the disease area, develop a keen understanding of the
Operating Company product portfolio, clinical strategies to provide strategicinput to publication planning & evidence generation and disseminationstrategies. We are looking for a highly motivated and independent individualwith abilities to problem tackle and run projects effectively. You are expectedto provide quality feedback to and keep management informed of key developmentsand issues within the context of the clinical projects you are assigned.
In addition, you may provide supporton assigned clinical research projects, such as non-regulated studies(Investigator Initiated, Registries, real-world evidence or company sponsored
Post-market studies) and low complexity regulated studies (Post-Approval), asneeded. You will consistently strive to improve the performance, reputation,and image of the team and ensure efficient use of resources to provide highquality deliverables. You will understand, incorporate, and follow allapplicable laws and regulations relating to business activities, and Policiesand Procedures of the Health Care Compliance Program and Code of Conduct. Youmay be asked to provide training to employees or other individuals and/or groupas needed.
Develop scientific communication strategy withunderstanding of publication plan
Lead content development, including management ofvendor and may include hands-on medical writing as needed
In partnership with marketing and other relevantinternal partners, develop and implement training and dissemination plansfor scientific communication materials
Handle budget and execution associated with variousscientific communication and/publication strategies
Participate in formulating evidence generationstrategies
Support the Clinical Research team in publicationplanning and development as needed
Support congress planning including leading clinicalbooth activities and scientific evidence gathering, as needed
You should have a minimum of aBachelor's Degree with at least 6-8 years of clinical, medical affairs orrelated technical experience, with a Master's degree OR PhD/MD/ PharmD with 4-6years of industry/academic research experience preferred. A Life Science,Physical Science, Nursing, or Biological Science degree preferred
Successful experience in publicationplanning and scientific communication within medical device highly preferred
Medicaldevice or pharmaceutical industry experience preferred
You should have Knowledge of GoodPublication Practices (GPP3) and ICMJE recommendations, as well asunderstanding and application of regulations and standards applied in compliantscientific communication
You should be able to influenceothers along with strong written and oral communication skills. This positionrequires advanced project management skills with the ability to handle multipleprojects
Experience with medical writing andsystematic literature review desired. This position will be located in Irvine,CA and may require up to 10% travel
Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Actionand Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteranstatus and will not be discriminated against on the basis of
United States-California-Irvine-33 Technology Drive
Depuy Orthopaedics. Inc. (6029)
Clinical Research non-MD
Req ID #:42394
Skokie, IL, US
For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we'll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.
We are seeking an experienced Scientific Coordinator for our Safety Assessment site (Genetic and In Vitro Toxicology group) located in Skokie, IL.
Provides administrative, logistical and technical support for Scientific staff conducting studies or supporting functions for operations of the laboratory. Coordinates laboratory support, pre-study activities, method development, method validation, study activities, data and/or reporting activities. Responsible for data review for completeness, quality or QC against the applicable protocol or procedure. Responsible for drafting client correspondence, study correspondence, reporting or direct client interaction. Interacts with other departments, scientific staff, and sponsors either locally or across sites.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Attend post-award and/or pre-study meetings and monitor events during the in-lab phase to assure a full understanding of assigned projects and results, including objectives, timelines and reporting requirements.
Create/customize planning tools to facilitate prioritization of daily activities.
Interact regularly with sponsors: send amendments and regulatory forms for signature, respond to sponsor-requests for information and tables, and assist with sponsor on-site visits. Serve as primary point of contact to the sponsor when study director is not available.
With guidance, write initial protocol drafts. Upon study director approval, distribute draft protocols for internal and/or sponsor review, and coordinate amendment/revision process.
Facilitate signature/approval process for protocol, amendments and other required forms.
Tabulate study data and schedule data review meetings.
Create/generate special tables for sponsors as needed.
Assemble report (text and data tables) for senior scientific review, QA audits, and final report compilation.
Assist with management of QA audits and assure necessary corrections and follow-up take place.
Ensure that all study books are corrected appropriately, and that documentation is GLP compliant prior to submission to QA.
Assist in table/form preparation.
Assist in documentation of deviations from the protocol or Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). Assist in drafting new or study specific SOPs.
Perform all other related duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in science or related discipline.
Experience: 2-4 year related experience in a laboratory or scientific research environment.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
Other: This position requires analytical thinking skills and a good understanding of scientific processes. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required, as are computer skills including MS Office software and database management. Must be familiar with medical terminology and have a thorough understanding of technical aspects of research studies (e.g. dosing, treatments, procedures, and plate/slide evaluations).
About Safety Assessment
Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market. Each year approximately 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.
About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients' clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.
With over 13,000 employees within 80 facilities in 23 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client's unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world.
At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people's lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 80% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2017.
For more information, please visit www.criver.com.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet
Nearest Major Market: Chicago
Job Segment: Genetics, Scientific, Toxicology, Biotech, Drafting, Engineering, Science
Technical Writer Scientific
Document Control Specialist II needs years of experience technical writing and/or procedure development, preferably in FDA regulated environment experience
Document Control Specialist II requires:
- IVDR Technical Write
- education background in science, engineering, manufacturing.
- medical device, pharmaceutical, or other FDA regulated environment.
- Quality process
- Knowledge of computer hardware and software, including Microsoft Office, Visio, Adobe Acrobat applications.
- Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate to the audience.
- Strong prioritization and multitasking skills.
- Good English, grammar
Document Control Specialist II duties:
- Develop, Edit, Standardize or make changes to SOPs, Work Instructions, Forms, and associated technical documentation required.
- Interview and build relationships with SMEs in cross functional groups, including walking down a process to insure completeness and verify correctness.
- Edit, standardize, or make changes to material prepared by SMEs or other Company personnel.
- Review established documentation and recommend revisions or changes in scope, format, and content.
- Write document change orders within computer-based change management software.
- Maintain records and files of work and revisions.
- Experience with computer based change management software.
- Develop specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish objectives.
- Manage new documentation and revised documentation through lifecycle and document management system.
Scientific Program Director
The Columbia University Department of Systems Biology is an interdisciplinary program based in New York City whose goal is to advance the integration of quantitative and experimental research methods in the biological and biomedical sciences.
Dr. Harris Wang in the Department of Systems Biology is looking to hire a Scientific Program Director who will work in a complex, multi-investigator effort to employ powerful gene therapy approaches in pursuit of clinical treatment of radiation toxicity and morbidity using a combination of CRISPR technologies, high-throughput experimental assays, molecular biology, biochemical techniques, and animal studies. We are seeking a candidate who has expertise in project management, scientific writing, grant administration, and regulatory engagement with the FDA for translational studies. Working with the Principal Investigator (PI), the candidate will be responsible for the management, operations and administration of a large multi-million, multi-year DARPA supported effort and the coordination of the associated research and reporting activities as they relate to grant deliverables. This includes making sure scientific progress and/or deliverables occur in a timely fashion, communication of progress occurs amongst collaborating laboratories within and outside of Columbia, and scientific progress is communicated in oral or written form to the funding institution. The candidate will initiate and lead meetings among the scientific staff and will work closely with the PI and research team members to ensure that research studies are completed on time and within budget. Will assist in manuscript preparation and grant writing as needed. Furthermore, the candidate will lead and organize pre-IND regulatory engagement activities with the FDA towards clinical pursuit of desired research objectives as well as assist in potential technology transition of program results towards commercialization.
This is a position for a highly organized person with good management skills and includes cross-disciplinary project coordination, scientific communications, budget management, liaising with the Center for Radiological Research and Columbia Genome Center, liaising with DARPA Program Directors, technology transfer activities, IACUC proposal generation and maintenance, and a wide range of support activities. Minimum Qualifications for Grade
Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant
Master's degree plus five years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education/experience. Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications
Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant-Position requires strong familiarity with key components of the research program, such as gene therapy, genome engineering, computational biology/bioinformatics, molecular biology, radiation biology, and systems biology.
Experience with writing scientific components of grant proposals and reports. Sufficient familiarity with scientific aspects of research to draft text independently.
Project management experience, preferably experience overseeing a large, multi-component project. Strong familiarity with administrative aspects of managing large sponsored research projects, including knowledge of federal compliance requirements.
Graduate-level experience in genetics, radiation biology, gene therapy, drug delivery, CRISPR technologies, molecular or systems biology, or a related field.
A broad understanding and general interest in the field of gene therapy and genomics, its clinical and translational implications.
Post-graduate experience in research, program management or scientific writing/editorial skills.
Excellent written and oral communications skills.
Some experience in grant administration processes.
Knowledge and some experience in the administration of a science program which includes knowledge of budget management, project reporting, and supervision of staff.
Independence and self-initiative are essential. Special Instructions Preferred Qualifications-A PhD in a relevant field is strongly preferred.
Published scholarly work in related field is preferred. Essential FunctionsResponsibilities include:
Key Roles in Program Management:
Lead and assist PI and co-investigators in synthesizing monthly technical and financial reports.
Management of program requirements including all deliverables, milestones, reports, and reagents specified by the granting agency. Prior experience working with DARPA is a strong plus.
Lead and assist FDA engagement activities towards an IND application in working with the Columbia Clinical Trials Office.
Technology transition and commercialization of program products through participation in start-up accelerator programs such as those through Columbia Technology Ventures.
Direct and prioritize resource allocation to ensure that all research deliverables are met for the entire program.
Leadership of Program Operations and Financial Administration:
Oversee the general operation of the entire program and ensure that ongoing administrative and operational processes support the goals and objectives of the program. Plan and lead routine project team meetings.
Evaluate productivity to ensure that research grant deliverables are met in a timely manner and communicated to the funding agencies.
Establish mechanisms to continually evaluate and respond to short- and long-term operational and fiscal needs.
Financial management of large-scale projects in working with the finance team, generating up to monthly reports.
Engage with the Columbia Clinical Trials Office and the FDA for Pre-IND discussions in preparation of IND application by the end of the program.
Liaise with the Columbia Genome Center (including the High Throughput Screening and Next Generation Sequencing facilities) and Center for Radiological Research.
Independently interact directly with sponsoring agencies (such as DARPA program officers), key project personnel, on behalf of Principal Investigator.
Write formal and informal communications and reports regarding project progress and share directly with sponsors, collaborators, and other members of the financial/administrative leadership.
Draft copy related to the project for a wide range of publication contexts, such as draft press releases and text of publications for scientific journals.
Support PI by maintaining oversight of all personnel working for the program (>15 personnel).
With PI, set the strategy and establish standards for hiring, performance appraisal, and competency assessment. Establish job expectations and methods for measurement of standards for all personnel.
Coordinate with all personnel cross multiple investigator groups and provide Human Resources and administrative leadership in the development and implementation of policies and procedures that apply the program.
Maintain awareness of team engagement; identify and respond to key challenges and areas of opportunity.
Independently draft IACUC protocols and other compliance documentation for projects.
Ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements for animal and computational research.
Convey to project team and ensure compliance with institutional policies and procedures. Additional Essential Functions (Limit to 3950 characters.) Special Indications
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