Scientific Research Writer - Psychiatry Mood Disorders


Job Number: 92800
Category: Research & Laboratory
Location: 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX
Department: 426028 - PY-Mood Disorders
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

Master's degree in Biology,Psychology, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Neurology orrelated 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 Responsibilities

The duties assigned to this Scientific Research Writer will include writing and editing scientific research papers, grant submissions, research study articles, and abstracts; working closely with Research Study Principal Investigators to accurately communicate research results and study conclusions; shepherding documents from concept to publication; tracking publication schedules and deadlines; and working with researchers outside UTSW on collaborative publication projects.
This is a full time position which requires on site office hours in the Dallas, TX office. Remote work is not available at this time.

Preferred Qualifications

The preferred candidate has an advanced degree and experience in Psychology, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, or Neurology; is an excellent writer that enjoys writing publications, articles, and grants; is able to understand psychological/neuroscience data and transfer/translate it into clinical care to better detect and treat depression and mood disorders; has the capacity to think beyond expertise to interpret clinical and translational depression research data and communicate the impact of these research findings on clinical care; and can work independently to meet deadlines.

**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.

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