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Johns Hopkins University Science Writer in Baltimore, Maryland

The Department of Biomedical Engineering seeks a Science Writer. The Research Center focuses on the development of micro-physiological models of human diseases for drug discovery and the Science Writer will prepare complex written scientific materials in support of the composition of grant applications for the Center.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development of the strategic plan for the Research Center.

  • Work closely with the Principal Investigator in the coordination, composition, editing, and formatting of grant applications to all sponsors, including foreign, federal, state, foundation, corporate, private profit and non-profit, and higher education institutions.

  • Work closely with the Center Director to prepare, write, develop and deliver proposals.

  • Develop collaborations for the innovative and results-driven programs, with centers and institutes internal and external to the Center, in order to foster an effective and proactive grant writing and research funding strategy.

  • Engage with the aforementioned Center and partner in creative and strategic thinking to identify and assist with internal and external funding proposals.

  • Work in collaboration with the Principal Investigator on assigned projects.

  • Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor's degree in related scientific field, and 1 year writing experience.

  • If degree is in a non-scientific field, 2 years scientific writing experience required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior work experience in a scientific field. Writing samples may be required.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Able to work collaboratively and to interact successfully with a diverse internal and external constituency.

Classified Title: Science Writer

Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PC

Starting Salary Range: $50,700 - $69,780 annually (commensurate with experience)

Employee group: Casual / On Call

Schedule: Monday - Friday

Exempt Status: Exempt

Location: Telecommute

Department name: SOM BME Cardiovascular Systems

Personnel area: School of Medicine

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu . For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.

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