Job Information

University of Utah Senior Technical Writer in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 10/28/2021

Requisition Number PRN28198B

Job Title Technical Writer, Sr.

Working Title Senior Technical Writer

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40 hours

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Full time.

VP Area President

Department 01214 - HCI Research Admin Dept

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 47600 to 90400

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

| Applicants: use your skills in another way—work in a collaborative, positive Research Administration environment with the opportunity to develop project management and leadership skills. Be part of a team dedicated to supporting Huntsman Cancer Institute, an NCI -designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, to maximize its potential, excellence, and trajectory toward future goals.

This position will report to the Director of Research Development, Huntsman Cancer Institute ( HCI ).


| Responsibilities: • Provide writing and editorial review of scientific grants and other scientific narratives • Aid in the development of institutional and multi-project grant proposals by participating as a member of researcher teams.

• Maintain high standards for written work, with the goal to produce top-quality products that meet or exceed the guidelines and objectives of funding agencies.

• Provide detailed copy editing of written narratives and presentation slides, with strong attention to grammar, formatting, and style.

• Develop and maintain an awareness of HCI’s strategic goals and accomplishments.

Target Characteristics:

Analytical, creative, perceptive. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, while maintaining sight of the big picture. Conceptual thinker. Displays integrity. Hardworking, flexible, able to prioritize and to work under a deadline. Self-motivated; spots problems and proactively works to craft solutions. Extends and receives criticism and feedback thoughtfully. Works effectively with diverse groups of individuals. Has a positive attitude; is approachable and generous. Strong eye for visual layout. Broad grasp of modern science techniques and approaches deriving from personal experience in a lab-based, population-based, or behavioral science setting.

Huntsman Cancer Institute ( HCI ) is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring individuals whose merit and experience promote a diverse, inclusive, anti-racist workforce and culture.

Each employee has a unique background and life experience. We believe that maximizing diversity fuels the success of our organization. In your cover letter or during your interview, we invite you to share how your background, beliefs, and experience will prepare you to be effective in working in an environment that values diversity and is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Learn more about HCI’s commitments at and/or contact HCI’s Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency and 4-6 years of experience in the field or in a related area.


· Advanced degree in a life science (PhD, MD, MS), or related/equivalent area; two years of progressively more responsible scientific and/or writing/editorial experience.

· Understanding of scientific funding mechanisms and grant application processes a plus.

· Expertise with office and writing software (Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, EndNote).

· Basic graphics skills (Adobe Illustrator, InDesign) a plus.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Supplemental Questions (Responses to the supplemental questions will serve as a writing sample. Please also submit a cover letter discussing your interest in and suitability for this position.)

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.