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University of Utah Technical Writer, Sr. in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 09/04/2020

Requisition Number PRN24248B

Job Title Technical Writer, Sr.

Working Title Technical Writer, Sr.

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00952 - Division of Epidemiology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 47,600 to 79,699

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Serve as senior writer-editor responsible for writing, editing, and proofreading a variety of research technical articles, reports, brochures and manuscripts for multiple projects and investigators. Provides a high-level input and consultation to research senior management. Skills to be successful in this role – Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, Problem Solver, Technical Writing Skills, Ability to prioritize, Organizational and Time Management skills, ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Responsibilities

•Previous experience in the use of scientific/clinical research methodology and databases.

•Expertise in English language grammar, spelling, and usage conventions and best practices in scientific writing

•Recommend revisions, format changes, alternative methods of information presentation, or other changes to ensure that the material contributes to fulfilling the agency’s mission.

•Managing the editing and the various stages of production to meet stringent deadlines and to ensure the highest quality.

•Interpret scientific and technical information; identify and prioritize critical content; translate information to ensure it aligns with the audience and is consistent with policy and program goals; re-write and edit material for clarity and persuasiveness.

•Participate in all aspects of development, including defining the intended audience, identifying target journals, reviewing and advising on content, and advising on the most effective method of presenting technical data.

•Ensure accuracy of scientific, medical, or technical terminology, completion of procedural steps, and effective presentation of textual, tabular, and graphic materials.

•Analyze materials in terms of conformity to required style, organization, and manner of presentation and reorganize or revise accordingly.

•Develop written products that articulate, interpret, and explain highly complex, potentially controversial, and important policies, programs, and research findings.

•Synthesize findings and prepare executive summaries to disseminate findings from specific projects or specific research areas to leadership

•Plan and execute systematic, scientific literature search, review, appraisal and report processes for multiple projects.

•Compile and author incorporating literature findings with clinical performance data from multiple sources using the support of bibliography management software (EndNote or other)

•May conduct tutorials, training, or other instructions pertaining to application of technical knowledge.

•Coordinate multiple projects at one time and provide regular updates.

•Collaborate as a Team Player.

•Provide a full range of editorial support.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

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.

Preferences

Min 5 yrs of clinical evaluation, medical or scientific writing experience in an academic setting preferred.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: oeo@umail.utah.edu .

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.

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.

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