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Scientific Editor
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Oct. 24, 2022
Title Scientific Editor
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Office of Research Advancement
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory
The Office of Research Advancement is seeking an experienced Scientific Editor. The Scientific Editor is a professional possessing specialized skills and experience in critical analysis of biomedical, life-sciences, engineering and other fields of university research, written scientific and medical communication, educational design and content development. The Scientific Editor will also conduct overall proposal management, as needed.

The successful candidate will work closely with principal investigators and multi-disciplinary research teams to edit research proposals and related supplemental documents. The ability to perform medical and scientific literature reviews is preferred. The Scientific Editor will also conduct seminars and workshops on scientific writing and grantsmanship. This position reports to the Director, Office of Research Advancement.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Review and edit scientific content for research grant proposals, letters of intent, concept/white papers, and supplemental documents interpreting complex information and ensuring that narrative content is clear, responsive and compliant with sponsor guidelines.
  • Review and interpretation of reviewer comments in consultation with faculty to develop competitive resubmissions that successfully address all reviewer comments.
  • Develop and produce multimedia presentations and seminars for university faculty and researchers related to grantsmanship and scientific writing. Content must be such that faculty are provided knowledge and skills to improve the competitiveness of their research proposals.
  • Provide proposal management for faculty, if needed. Participate in and contribute to proposal team meetings and cross-disciplinary working groups, to facilitate efficient development and submission of proposals.

The successful candidate will possess the ability to understand and critique complex scientific information, theories and practices, and present clinical data objectively in a clear, concise written format. Must have the ability to think critically about a variety of topics and understand the intricacies of different scientific fields. Must be competent in searching and synthesizing scientific literature relevant to research projects. Ability to understand large, complex datasets, ability to interpret statistical analyses and grasp strengths and limitations of proposed research study design.

They will demonstrate customer centric- skills and the capability to collaborate effectively with clinicians, researchers, and non-technical personnel. They will be highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to work independently as well as within cross-disciplinary teams. Must have ability to manage multiple projects and work effectively in a deadline-driven environment.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit - all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.
About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

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