• Scientific-Medical-Writer

    Cleveland ClinicCleveland, OH 44101

    Job #1043234017

  • Job Summary:

    Writes and performs editorial work at advanced levels to ensure that all scientific/medical publications and proposals for funding are of the highest quality and contribute to the institute's reputation for academic excellence; facilitates writing and preparation of research projects; facilitates development of publications or public presentations of research results and generalized medical knowledge; develops and conducts a scientific/medical writing program for staff, residents and fellows.


    • Facilitates writing and preparation of research/grant proposals and applications for submission to funding agencies, maximizing potential of funding.

    • Works with physician groups to determine needs and researches and identifies funding sources.

    • Reviews agency proposal requirements, organizes and creates assignments, and ensures adherence to deadlines.

    • Facilitates development of print and online publications or public presentations of results from research and generalized medical knowledge by applying critical thinking to acquired scientific and medical knowledge of key disease or therapeutic areas.

    • Develops scientific/medical writing program for staff, residents and fellows; teaches courses on hypothesis development, data management, organizing the scientific publication, reporting guidelines and requirements for scientific literature, including research grants and clinical trials, data presentation, including figures, tables and statistics, accuracy and conciseness, authorship and ethical issues, reviewing and revising manuscripts, journals and reviewers and writing resources.

    • Creates and maintains databases for tracking written material and education provided.

    • Other duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor's Degree in biomedical sciences or related field required.

    • Master's or Doctoral Degree preferred.

    • Formal degree or substantial coursework in English or journalism preferred.


    • None required.

    Complexity of Work:

    • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

    • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

    Work Experience:

    • Minimum five years of scientific/medical writing experience, including research proposal development and scientific manuscript preparation.

    Preferred qualifications:

    • Some experience with scientific medical writing required.

    • Prefer some knowledge of the research process.

    • Flexibility and willingness to do other duties as assigned. Will have some administrative coordinator type duties including: Coordinating an annual conference, managing an educational website for the department, managing all the educational/CME activity for the department. From time to time may back up the Department Coordinator during PTO.

    Physical Requirements:

    • Requires high degree of manual and finger dexterity.

    • Involves extensive sitting for long periods of time.

    • Frequent walking throughout the institution.

    • Involves working irregular hours.

    Personal Protective Equipment:

    • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.


    The policy of Cleveland Clinic and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic's Smoking Policy will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days. Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic facility.

    Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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