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 knowledge base is updated continuously and is available internationally via the World Wide Web. The Sr. Technical Writer will be responsible for abstracting relevant information from the biomedical literature according to OMIM style and submitting the summary for incorporation into the database. The Sr. Technical Writer is integral to maintaining the scientific integrity of OMIM. This position is responsible to the Editorial Director and Program Manager.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Read and scan articles selected from the current biomedical literature.
Abstract information from relevant articles for submission to and incorporation into OMIM.
Identify additional articles that may be needed for adequate coverage of a topic.
Use online analysis and retrieval tools (e.g., BLAST, Entrez, PubMed) to verify information and associations.
Revise and reorganize catalog entries, as directed by the Editorial Director.
Correspond with scientific community, as necessary, to clarify inconsistencies and problems in the literature.
Masters degree in relevant field. One year of related experience.
MD, PhD in human genetics or Masters degree in Genetics Counseling from ACGC accredited program desired and five years clinical experience for candidates with a Masters degree in Genetic Counseling.
Classified title: Sr. Technical Writer
Role/Level/Range: ATP/ 04/PD
Salary: $57,544 - $80,000
Work Schedule/Hours: Monday-Friday/8:30-5p/37.5 hrs
Department: Institute for Genetic Medicine
Location: East Baltimore
Personnel Group: School of Medicine
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