Madison, WI
Jul 01, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 91291-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Communications, Editing, Engineering

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 91291-AS

Working Title: Scientific Writer/Editor

Official Title: SR EDITOR(R92BN)


FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: AUGUST 2, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $48,333 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

MA or MS (minimum), relevant degrees may include journalism, communications, English, literature or allied professions.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Seven or more years of professional technical writing and editing experience in a broad array of scientific subject areas. The successful candidate will have extensive experience developing, writing and editing science, health, and medical materials for scientific and general audiences.

Strongly qualified candidates will have:
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to research and synthesize information in both written and oral form.
- Ability to work independently and effectively under general supervision.
- Excellent time management and attention to detail.
- Ability to communicate and collaborate with diverse audiences and stakeholders.
- Initiative and creativity on the job along with the ability to problem solve.
- Superior listening skills to uncover information needs.
- Previous experience working in the publishing industry.

Position Summary:

This position works within the Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies. The Center is a dynamic, mission-driven organization directed by Dr. David Gustafson with over 30 team members focused on research using technology, organizational, and individual change projects to improve health and quality of life for individuals and families facing chronic or life-threatening illnesses. Please visit to learn more.


Judith Ganch
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

Applicants will be asked to upload a cover letter and resume.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

Advertised: 30 Jun 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 28 Jul 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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