University of Utah Technical Writer in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 04/05/2018

Requisition Number PRN16788B

Job Title Technical Writer

Working Title Technical Writer

Job Grade E

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

M-F, 9-5pm.

VP Area President

Department 01214 - HCI Research Admin Dept

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 39300 to 72700

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Applicants: Use your scientific background and writing/editing skills in another way-support Huntsman Cancer Institute, anNCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, in its efforts to maximize its potential and achieve its goals. Work in a positive Research Development/Research Administration environment as part of a collaborative team.



•Provide writing and editorial review of scientific grants and other scientific narratives

•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, with strong attention to grammar, formatting, and style.

•Aid in the development of institutional grant proposals by participating as a member of researcher teams.

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

Target Characteristics

•Intelligent, creative, perceptive. Analytical and detail-oriented.

•Displays integrity. Hardworking; able to work under a deadline.

•Self-motivated; spots problems and proactively works to craft solutions.

•Extends and receives criticism and feedback thoughtfully.

•Has a positive attitude; is approachable and generous.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency and 2-4 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field ad determined by department.


•Broad grasp of modern science techniques and approaches. Strongly prefer an advanced degree in a life science (PhD, MD, MS), or related/equivalent area; five 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 and/or web development/database skills a plus (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

In addition to your online application, please complete the questions below. Your answers will serve as a writing sample. Answers can be from one sentence to a few paragraphs.

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: 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: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

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