Job description

Duties: The Gene Therapy Program (GTP) is entering a new era of unprecedented opportunity with the great potential to reshape the face of medicine as we know it. Our discoveries have set the stage for successful treatments and possibly even cures for devastating genetic diseases.

The laboratory of Dr. Jim Wilson, at GTP of the University of Pennsylvania, has been a leader in the development of innovative vector technology for close to three decades. We have emerged as the 'go-to' organization for public and private partners, who want to participate in the gene therapy space. Currently, we are positioned to lead another round of vector innovation and establish pre-clinical and clinical proof-of-concept in therapeutic applications of in-vivo genome editing.

We are looking for a Editorial Manager to partner with researchers, providing full service writing and editorial support for all internal and external publications/written communications.

As the Editorial Manager, you will play several key roles in supporting the educational and research mission of GTP. The goal is to not only produce high quality written publications but to teach staff and scientists how to write more effectively. These written communications include: grant applications and scientific reports involving >$60M of annual sponsored programs, abstracts for at least 5 different national meetings/year, and 30 peer-reviewed papers and reviews per year.

Qualifications: Masters degree, preferably in Life Sciences, English, Communications, or Molecular Biology, and 3 to 5 years related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
PhD in life sciences preferred.
Experience to include a minimum of 2-3 years of experience as a copy editor or proofreader (preferably in the healthcare/medical/pharmaceutical industry).
Technical expertise to comprehend and manage complex scientific information and the technical writing skills to transform this information into accurate, understandable publications.
Previous experience with submission of scientific manuscripts or grant writing / editing preferred.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite needed.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment; strong analytical skills, detail-oriented
Demonstrated experience meeting critical deadlines.

Reference Number: 40-27684

Salary Grade: 028

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: DM-Gene Therapy Program

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Job Family: M-Writing/Communications/Public Relations




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Posted: 1/30/2018
Application Due: 1/30/2019
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