Duties: Reporting to the Executive Director, Research Administration (EDRA), the Scientific Editor (SE) has overall responsibility for providing full service editorial support for all internal and external publications and written communications except for those directly related to regulatory filings.
GTP is a complex R&D organization consisting of research laboratories supported by multiple core functions which provide internal capacity to perform gene transfer studies from basic research through phase 1 proof-of-concept human trials. We currently employ 100 FTEs with an annual operating budget of $35M based on a wide array of funding sources. Starting in 2016, our annual operating budget will increase to $50M and GTP will need to grow to >200 FTEs. We expect to have initiated/continuing Product Teams in 20 different disease indications ranging from infectious diseases to rare diseases.
The SE will play several key roles in supporting the educational and research mission of GTP. The goal is to not only produce high quality written publications but to teach staff and scientists how to more effectively write. These written communications include: grant applications and scientific reports involving >$50M of annual sponsored programs, abstracts for at least 5 different national meetings/year, and 30 peer-reviewed papers and reviews per year.
Qualifications: Bachelors degree, preferably in English, communications, life science or molecular biology, and 5-7 years related experience. Masters or PhD in life sciences preferred. A minimum of 2-3 years of experience as a copy editor or proofreader (preferably in the healthcare/medical/pharmaceutical industry). Technical expertise to comprehend and manage complex scientific information and the technical writing skills to transform this information into accurate, understandable publications. Previous experience with submission of scientific manuscripts or grant writing / editing preferred. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite needed. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment; strong analytical skills, detail-oriented; demonstrated experience meeting critical deadlines.
Reference Number: 40-22259
Salary Grade: 027
Employment Type: Exempt
Org: DM-Gene Therapy Program
Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Job Family: M-Writing/Communications/Public Relations