Senior Staff Scientist / Writer (1 Year Fixed Term)
February 4, 2018
Stanford University is seeking a staff scientist to provide support for the Department of Developmental Biology. The position will be a hybrid role and will encompass the below duties as they relate to grant writing support and management of the fly research education program.
Develop and research ideas for written publication/communication on topics of moderate complexity.
Compose written material for diverse audiences, across a variety of channels.
Manage production of own publications/communications and adhere to deadlines.
Develop, compile and edit supplemental materials that support written communication (i.e., backgrounders, biographies, executive talking points, and other related materials).
Establish and maintain extensive contacts with key sources (media, news services, community organizations and other targeted audiences) to identify story themes and newsworthy events to promote and disseminate information.
Guide students, as needed; schedule and assign workload; set appropriate deadlines; review work for quality and timeliness.
Collect and analyze information from peer-reviewed scientific journals and through direct submissions; abstract data into the required format, and verify them for accuracy.
Occasionally perform fly-based experiments in consultation with the lab head. This could include fly intercrosses, microscopy, molecular biology, fly strain construction and other related lab-based activities, especially in training students or other teachers.
* - Other duties may also be assigned.
Internal Number: 290591
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