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Scientific Communications Manager
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Job Description Summary
The Gene Therapy Program (GTP) is entering a new era of unprecedented opportunity with the great potential to reshape the face of medicine as we know it. Our discoveries have set the stage for successful treatments and possibly even cures for devastating genetic diseases.Â
We are looking for a Scientific Communications Manager to partner with staff and scientists to manage work flow, providing full service editorial support for all internal and external publications, written communications, oral presentations, website and intranet, posters, LinkedIn company page, and monthly organization-wide newsletters. Â The goal is to produce high quality written publications. These written communications include: grant applications and scientific reports, abstracts for at least 5 different national meetings/year, and 30 peer-reviewed papers and reviews per year.
As the Scientific Communications Manager, you will play several key roles in supporting the educational and research mission of GTP. Â This position is located within the operations and communications team, and you will ensure seamless messaging across a 250+ person organization. Â Communications will be varied and will include new content development, technical evaluation of materials for scientific clarity and accuracy, educational accessibility, copy editing, and light movie clip editing. Â The role will also involve instructing and mentoring various individuals within the organization according to their communication needs.
Joining GTP offers professionals with unique opportunity to provide support services for staff and activities that could one day lead to cures for devastating diseases.
Minimum of a Bachelor's degree, preferably in Life Sciences, English, Communications, or Molecular Biology, and 2 to 3 years related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Master's degree or PhD in Life Sciences, English, Communications, or Molecular Biology is preferred. The successful candidate will have at least one university degree conferred in the life sciences (may include undergraduate degree). Experience to include a minimum of 2-3 years of experience as a copy editor or proofreader (preferably in the healthcare/medical/pharmaceutical industry) is preferred. 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 (including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) and Adobe Creative Suite required. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment; strong analytical skills, detail-oriented Demonstrated experience meeting critical deadlines.
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Perelman School of Medicine
$50,684.00 - $91,232.00
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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.
Internal Number: JR00008841
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