Scientific Writer- Dr. McDonald
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON
Schedule Mon-Fri
Education Level PhD in related field
Career Level 2 years of relavent experience
Hourly Rate

Job Description

Job Title

Scientific Writer

Interim Job Code

INT041

Pay Grid

Temporary

Student Work Program Job Code

WPS041

Pay Grade

Level 5

Department, Unit or Project Description:
Scientific Writer, McMaster University, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Job Summary:
Responsible for directing grant preparation and submission with a research team. Required to actively identify and assess further opportunities for research funding. Aid in the preparation of manuscripts and other written materials and presentations.

Accountabilities:
Prepare, process and submit grants in collaboration with the Principle Investigator and research team.
Develop letters of intent, background documentation, project rationales, and other written material (i.e. ethics approval applications, research website material, etc).
Assist research team in preparing manuscripts of studies for submission to peer reviewed journals and ensure that journal requirements are fulfilled, including formatting, creating cover letters, and compiling supporting documentation.
Assist research team in preparing and submitting abstracts and presentations for meetings/conferences at the local/provincial/national/international level.
Assist research team in translating research ideas, concepts, and results into written material.
Conduct literature searches to generate project-related background information as required.

Qualifications:
Education: PhD in a related field.

Experience: 2 years of relevant experience.

Assets:
Understanding of research methodology, research ethics, and research publication processes.
Demonstrated experience with successful grant applications and knowledge of granting agencies.
Statistical knowledge is required to interpret findings.
Demonstrated ability to create and edit reports, manuscripts, and other research documents.
Superior skills in document layout, formatting, and presentation.
Superior communication, resourcefulness, organization, motivation, and initiative.
Superior ability to work both independently and collaboratively in the setting of a multidisciplinary research team

Additional Information:
One of McMaster’s Canada Research Chairs, Dr. Sarah McDonald, is a clinician-scientist in the Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecololgy/Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and is committed to conducting impactful health research. Dr. McDonald works with a vibrant multi-disciplinary team including clinician-scientists, epidemiologists, statisticians, research staff, and trainees at all levels, creating a rich environment for research collaboration. Close partnerships with other provincial bodies, as well as national networks provide many opportunities and resources to facilitate this commitment toward contributing to excellent health research. Dr. McDonald is recruiting for a Scientific Writer to support her research initiatives.

Successful incumbent must have a strong health outcomes focus, and preferably experience in obstetrics and/or neonatology. In addition, incumbent is required to keep current with regards to research funding opportunities and granting agency timelines and requirements, and also must keep current on advancements in outcomes research and changes in legislation and regulation of the access, use and disclosure of health information for research purposes.

Must have experience in clinical epidemiology research, involving preparation of grant proposals, manuscripts, and other research materials. Interested applicants should email Ms. Leah Macdonald at lmacdon@mcmaster.ca with the subject Scientific Writer. In the body of the email please include what field your PhD is in and the month & year was it received, and the same for your Master’s degree, and the number of papers you have written with both maternal and neonatal outcomes, maternal outcomes only and neonatal outcomes only. Please attach your CV (including complete list of all publications, separately a list of publications in non-predatory journals, grant funding, and awards) and cover letter addressed to Dr. Sarah McDonald. In your cover letter, express why you are interested and your career goals, and concisely detail your experience with Scientific Writing in Clinical Epidemiology Research. Please also include references (including your PhD/MSc supervisors, names, titles and both email and telephone #)

Responsible aiding in the preparation of manuscripts and other written materials and presentations with high-level editing and rewriting where requried.

It is preferred that candidate has MSc in a Health Science, Clinical Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health, Psychology or Biology.

Applications will continue to be processed until the position is filled. We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

How To Apply

Interested applicants should email Ms. Leah Macdonald at lmacdon@mcmaster.ca with the subject Scientific Writer. In the body of the email please include what field your PhD is in and the month & year was it received, and the same for your Master’s degree, and the number of papers you have written with both maternal and neonatal outcomes, maternal outcomes only and neonatal outcomes only. Please attach your CV (including complete list of all publications, separately a list of publications in non-predatory journals, grant funding, and awards) and cover letter addressed to Dr. Sarah McDonald. In your cover letter, express why you are interested and your career goals, and concisely detail your experience with Scientific Writing in Clinical Epidemiology Research. Please also include references (including your PhD/MSc supervisors, names, titles and both email and telephone #)

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