Medical Communication, Proposal Writer, Technical Writer
Arbor Research Collaborative for Health seeks a Medical Technical Writer experienced in medical writing and technical communications to join our team. This individual will work with scientific investigators and project staff to develop manuscripts and proposals, support the strategic communications of the organization, and support project-level scientific communications by designing and writing scientific content for project deliverables. The successful individual will have a strong health research background and a desire to provide guidance and mentorship in a multidisciplinary and collaborative environment.
Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, a not-for-profit organization located in Ann Arbor, MI, is committed to improving patient lives through research and data analysis. We are clinicians, health policy researchers, biostatisticians, data and project managers, programmers, and other professionals who share a passion for high quality research – and we’re growing! Join our diverse and dynamic staff to help us solve the pressing health care challenges of today and tomorrow.
More information about this opportunity and the benefit program at Arbor Research is available on the careers page at www.ArborResearch.org.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
Work with investigators and project staff to develop manuscripts, including background, methods, and results sections, on the basis of review of analytic results and discussions with scientific staff
Develop text for publicly available information and reports to sponsors focusing on results of analyses of health practice patterns and outcomes
Support the strategic communications of the organization by preparing scientific content to include as a part of outreach materials
Prepare and distribute information to the public, media, and stakeholders, including, but not limited to, press releases, announcements, newsletters, Annual Reports, and social media initiatives, in support of the overall communication plan
Support project-level scientific communications by designing and writing scientific content for project deliverables
Develop text for proposals to public and private sponsors, including development of an understanding of the sponsor’s needs, conducting and summarizing relevant environmental information and previous results, describing proposed technical approaches, and organizing a coherent case for award
Develop boilerplate text for proposals, covering organizational capabilities and experience, using familiarity with common requirements for analytic capabilities
Develop materials to generate new sponsorship interest among foundations and other private funders
General administrative supervision is received from the Vice President of Information & Operations. Close collaboration is expected with project and organization leadership.
Oversight may be provided to communications staff members. Content-specific guidance and mentorship, outside of a supervisory relationship, is expected to be provided to staff members tasked with content development in a multidisciplinary and collaborative environment.
Bachelor’s degree with at least ten (10) years progressively more responsible experience in a combination of medical writing, technical communications, and marketing, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Strong health research background, providing a conversant understanding of issues related to health policy, epidemiology, and/or biostatistics
Demonstrated ability to contribute to complex projects involving multiple teams
Excellent organizational and planning skills
Demonstrated strong verbal/written communication skills, including excellent skills in English usage, grammar, punctuation, and style
Ability to interact professionally with an international team of physicians, principal investigators, analysts, and study coordinators
Proficiency with Microsoft Word and related programs (e.g., MS Office suite, Publisher, EndNote)
Health research background
Familiarity with content management systems for web-based materials
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Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
Arbor Research Collaborative for Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Arbor Research Collaborative for Health provides reasonable accommodation upon request, in accordance with State and Federal laws.
About Arbor Research Collaborative for Health
Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, a not-for-profit organization located in Ann Arbor, MI, is committed to improving patient lives through research and data analysis. We are clinicians, health policy researchers, biostatisticians, data and project managers, programmers, and other professionals who share a passion for high quality research.