Scientific Research Writer - Genetics of Host Defense


Job Number: 96460
Category: Research & Laboratory
Location: 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX
Department: 366001 - GE-Lab Beutler
Full/Part Time/PRN: Day Job
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Schedule: Full-time


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable

Experience and Education

Masters degree in Biology or related field of biological science, and two (2) years of related experience, including experience authoring research publications required. Ph.D. in related field preferred.

Job Duties

Develop and maintain the scientific content of a comprehensive, web-accessible laboratory research data archive for use by internal and third party research organizations.

Collaborate with PI's and other laboratory personnel to gather sufficient information for inclusion into the research database.

Research and critically evaluate internal and external primary literature and biological databases, and compile relevant information to support the work of the subject laboratory.

Coordinate the acquisition and submission of research data to relevant third party databases.

Assist PI's and other researchers with grant submissions, and with preparation of papers for publication.

Maintain up to date knowledge of primary research subject matter through self-study, attendance at training seminars, etc.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Other Job Duties

The Center for the Genetics of Host Defense requires a scientific writer to write the content for the CGHD Mutagenetixx scientific database database (including phenotypic descriptions, gene-specific background, legends to accompany illustrations created by an illustrator), prepare IP disclosures, and submit data to external databases (e.g. Moue Genome informatics)

Will assist in documenting and publishing the primary research of a large, fast-paced laboratory rooted in forward genetic research.

In partnership with the Center Director, who has ultimate responsibility for all publications, will review the scientific work of students, postdocs, and junior faculty, writing and/or editing and then submitting manuscripts for publication in scientific journals.

Will interacting with journal Editors and review galley proofs.

Willassist in the maintenance of Mutagenetix, a database of mutations and phenotypes.

Willassist in writing grant proposals.

May be assigned to review and discuss scientific literature in specific areas relevant to ongoing or prospective work in the Center

Preferred Qualifications

Scientist with a doctoral degree in a biomedical discipline, a strong background in molecular biology, board understanding and/or experience in genetic analysis (mouse genetics preferred)and outstanding skill in scientific writing.

Candidatehighly preferredbe a scholar with the ability to independently read, critically evaluate, discuss, and appropriately cite published work in the biomedical science literature.

Prior familiarity with immunology, metabolism, development, and/or neurobehavioral function is preferred.

**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.

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