• Sr. Science Writer

    Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimore, MD 21217

    Job #1104225485

  • OMIM, the online version of Mendelian Inheritance in Man, is a compendium of bibliographic material and observations on inherited disorders and genes maintained by geneticists and molecular biologists. This knowledgebase is updated continuously and is available internationally via the World Wide Web. The Sr. Medical Writer will be responsible for evaluating and summarizing relevant information from the biomedical literature according to OMIM style. The Sr. Medical Writer will also be responsible creating clinical synopses and assisting in classification and naming of genetic disorders. The Sr. Medical Writer is integral to maintaining the scientific integrity of OMIM.

    Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

    • Read and scan articles describing genetic disorders/phenotypes.

    • Evaluate clinical description in relation to medical sub-specialty, nosology, and practice, as well as to existing clinical entities in OMIM.

    • Assess information for clinical accuracy and validity of proposed gene-phenotype relationships, including using online tools for variant analysis (e.g., ExAC, gnomAD).

    • Identify additional articles that may be needed for adequate coverage of a topic.

    • Summarize relevant information from articles for incorporation into OMIM entries and Clinical Synopsis.

    • Assist in classification and naming of genetic disorders.

    • Revise and reorganize catalog entries, as directed by the Editorial Director and Program Manager.

    • Correspond with scientific community, as necessary, to clarify inconsistencies and problems in the literature.

    • Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Master's degree in related field.

    • Five (5) years of clinical experience.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Master's degree in genetic counseling.

    • Experience with the use of online genetics resources and knowledge database maintenance is highly desirable.

    Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Excellent writing skills and a good familiarity with medical, genetic, and biochemical terminology are required.

    Classified title: Sr. Science Writer

    Working title: Sr. Science Writer

    Role/Level/Range: ATP 37.5/E/04/PD

    Starting Salary Range: $59,280 - $81,430.08 (commensurate with experience)

    Employee group: Full time

    Employee Status: Exempt

    Schedule: Monday-Friday - 8:30am-5:00pm 37.5hrs/Wk

    Location: Blalock 1007- 600 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD - East Baltimore

    Department name: 10002883-SOM Genetics Mendelian Inhrtnc Man OMIM

    Personnel area (School): SOM - School of Medicine

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