Opportunity Details

Department of Molecular Microbiology

Molecular Microbiology


Commensurate w/Experience

Scientific Writer/Project Director

The Department of Molecular Microbiology seeks an experienced writer/project director to assist the Department Chair in scientific writing and presentations including, manuscript preparation, scientific illustrations, progress reports, grant applications, and other professional correspondence.  This position will assist with facilitating large-scale collaborative projects, grant opportunities and other department initiatives.


Attributes of ideal candidates:

will have a PhD in Virology, Microbiology, or other related discipline

several years of experience in writing or editing professional/scientific correspondence in a research environment

 editor or associate editor of a scientific journal.

can “project manage” the process of assembling and directing stakeholders to meet deadlines

can work independently and manage and prioritize multiple tasks accordingly


Applicants are encouraged to adequately detail their experience and fit for this role in a cover letter and provide representative writing example(s).  Compensation and appointment type commensurate with the selected candidates skills and experience. This position would be appointed on the research-track.

Sean Whelan



No end date

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