Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research (PAVIR) is seeking a part-time Technical Writer to work with the Principal Investigator, Dr. Libby Dismuke-Greer, to provide editorial and administrative support for the production and publication of manuscripts for scholarly journals, presentations for conferences and grant submissions in the area of health economics.
The Technical Writer will provide editorial wording, formatting and documentation according to journal, conference and grant funding guidelines.
This is a temporary, 10-15 hr/week part time position. We offer comprehensive health insurance, sick pay, generous 401(k) with a fully vested 6% company match and 3% profit share, and supportive environment. Plus, we pay for life, short-term disability, and long-term disability insurance.
Organize and prepare materials for publishing. Proofread and review all submitted material for correct grammar, spelling, reference and citations format, message flow, and consistency with the publisher's formatting requirements. Recommend revisions or changes in format;
Format and edit charts, graphs, diagrams, tables, decision trees, and other illustrations;
Execute independent judgment in assembling and editing various manuscripts to ensure the style is clean and formatting is consistent;
Provide assistance to chapter authors through progressive iterations of their manuscripts, and perform heavy structural editing as necessary to prepare the final draft for publishing. Assist chapter authors with Endnote, Word, Excel, and Prezi software, as needed;
Conduct literature searches in PubMed, OVID, and other medical databases. Download references into Endnote, transfer them to the Reference list and insert as citations into a Word document;
Serve as the main point of contact for co-authors and journal publishers. Set up and coordinate communication using teleconferencing, email, etc.
Share drafts and collaborate with the journal publishers to incorporate their standardized formatting;
Remain in constant, proactive and timely communication with the PI and other co-authors, as well as the lead author;
Other tasks as assigned.
Required: Bachelor degree or equivalent combination of education and experience;
Degree in Literature, English, Journalism, Liberal Arts or Science or a related discipline;
Master's degree in Literature, English, Journalism or a related discipline;
Experience editing and publishing texts concerning medicine;
Strong editorial skills and understanding of reference formatting, e.g. Vancouver style;
Impeccable interpersonal and communication skills;
Strong, clear, concise written and oral communication in English; Excellent spelling and grammar;
Proficiency in MS Excel, MS Word, and Endnote;
Competence in doing Literature Searches with PubMed, OVID, and/or other medical database;
Expertise in developing and formatting graphics, charts, etc., for a publication;
Demonstrated excellence in planning, tracking, and organizing; effective time management skills, including ability to develop/follow timelines and work on multiple projects concurrently;
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment, while also able to work independently under minimal supervision;
Exceptional attention to detail and commitment to continuous, thoughtful and timely output.
ABOUT PALO ALTO VETERANS INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH (PAVIR)
PAVIR engages in the administration of funds and providing support for the conduct of research at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) to find new and improved ways to combat human disease and help people with disabilities. At PAVIR we work with more than 160 uniquely talented medical scientists. Our researchers have an active appointment with the VA Palo Alto Health Care System and maintain academic appointments with Stanford University. We recruit and retain talented employees who believe in making a difference in the lives of others through innovative health research.
PAVIR is a nonprofit foundation affiliated with the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). As a condition of employment, all PAVIR employees are required to have an approved appointment with VA and complete a background check before they can commence work.
PAVIR is pleased to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, Women, Veterans, and Individuals with a Disability are encouraged to apply. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org - Human Resources department.
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About Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research (PAVIR)
The Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research (PAVIR) engages in nonprofit medical research and works with sponsors and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) in administering funds for conducting research to find new and improved ways to combat human disease and help people with disabilities. Please refer to our website for additional information: www.pavir.org