Scientific Writer

Job Description

Scientific Writer - 
Job Number:
: Ctr for Clinical & Transl Rsrc
Job Location
: Oklahoma-Oklahoma City-Health Sciences Center
: Full-time
Work Schedule: 8:00 - 5:00 Monday - Friday
Salary Range: Targeted salary at $60,400 annually based on experience
Benefits Provided: Yes 
Required Attachments: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae 

Job Description

OU Health Sciences Center (OU HSC) is one of the nation's few academic health centers with all health-related colleges - Allied Health, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and the Graduate College.  OU HSC serves approximately 4,000 students in more than 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs on campuses in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. This position writes/edits professional medical or research documents, to include but not limited to grant proposals, contracts, and manuscripts. Provides direction in grant writing and report preparation to faculty. May provide direction to postdoctoral and GPiBS program on grant writing, manuscript preparation, and data presentation.  

  • Responsible for professional medical or research writing

  • Assists in the writing of grant proposals, contracts, and manuscripts    

  • Reviews and edits grant applications, consent forms, research material, and protocol forms      

  • Assists with preparation of presentations, which may include preparing PowerPoint slides  

  • Maintains in a database information, to include but not limited to grant proposals, contracts, manuscripts, consent forms, research material, and protocol forms

  • Participates in faculty workshops to provide direction in grant writing and report preparation

  • Assists faculty with presenting information when transitioning to new areas of research or medicine    

  • Participates in postdoctoral training programs and the GPiBS graduate program to provide direction in grant writing, manuscript preparation, and data presentation

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor to successfully fulfill the function of the position

Job Requirements

Education: Master's Degree in a science field 
Experience: 24 months experience as a writer and editor of grants, publications, manuscripts, and lay summaries and/or scientific book chapters
Equivalency: Will accept a Bachelor's Degree in a science field and 48 months experience as a writer and/or editor of grants, publications, manuscripts, and chapters.

  • Advanced knowledge of journal and grant submission processes

  • Communicates and collaborates with scientists and physicians

  • Proficient in copy writing, editing, proofreading, and composition

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Organized and ability to meet deadlines in a timely manner

  • Ability to train other professionals on grant proposals, contracts, and manuscripts


  • PhD in a biomedical science field

  • Experience in writing and reporting for federal scientific research awards (NIH, AHRQ, HRSA, SAMHSA, CDC)

  • Certification in medical and/or scientific writer or advanced training in this area

Working Conditions: 
  • Physical: Must be able to communicate effectively. Sit for prolonged periods. Frequent keyboarding. Ability to engage in repetitive motions.
  • Environmental: Frequent exposure to pressure caused by deadlines and busy periods.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement  

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, and health care services that the University operates or provides.  

Diversity Statement  

The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.

Hiring contingent upon a Background Check?- Yes
Special Indications: None 
Job Posting
: Aug 4, 2022

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