About Northeastern: Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.
Our locationsin Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahantare nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.
Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs in a variety of on-campus and online formatslead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.
About the Opportunity: Mona Minkara, Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering in the College of Engineering, is seeking a Science Access Writer. The Science Access Writer is responsible for writing, creating, revising, and coordinating all technical documents, including publications, grant proposals, and presentations, for a blind professor in the field of bioengineering. For more information about Professor Minkara's research, visit: https://monaminkara.com/
Responsibilities: This role includes responsibilities of both a technical writer and accessibility specialist. The Science Access Writer will assist in the research of complex scientific information and all stages of technical writing, from conception to publication. This position requires the ability to effectively communicate information and research findings to the professor in addition to general audiences.
Bachelor's degree in Technical Writing or a scientific discipline required.
4 - 6 years related experience
Experience in technical proposal and publication writing is required
Previous experience describing and communicating complex visual information to visually impaired/ blind individuals is preferred.
Experience with primary literature searching and reviewing
Excellent Microsoft Office skills
In-depth knowledge of English grammar, scientific writing styles, and reference formats (ACS, APA, Chicago)
In-depth knowledge of the process of inserting alternative text (alt-texting)
Experience with LaTEX and Adobe Creative Suite preferred
Preferred Qualifications: N/A
Salary Grade: 10
Additional Information: Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.