The Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University is an interdisciplinary center with focus on understanding the mechanisms of the immune system, the dysfunctions of which result in allergic reactions. A leader in allergy research, our Center works collaboratively with other researchers around the world to create a data-sharing cluster of information from our interlinked satellite centers to run novel and innovative clinical trials in allergy research.
Our Center includes Stanford specialists in diverse fields including immunology, gastroenterology, otolaryngology, chemistry, bioengineering, pathology, pulmonology, and genetics. Through laboratory and computational research, clinical trials, community outreach, and other efforts, the team works toward finding rationally-based therapies to provide the safest and best treatments for allergies and asthma. Research at the Center may have implications for a wide array of immune dysfunctions including asthma, eczema, food allergies, eosinophilic disorders, drug allergies, gastroenterological diseases, and more.
Develop and research ideas for written publication/communication on high visibility complex topics.
Research, develop, execute and manage high profile written publications/communications that:
o Articulate the goals and vision in a way that is understandable and meaningful to various constituencies. o Demonstrate understanding of a wide variety of audiences. o Identify key information, messages and topics. o Clearly and credibly communicate a diverse array of topics. o Enhance the relevance and impact of intended messaging.
Develop, compile and edit supplemental materials that support written communication (i.e., backgrounders, biographies, executive talking points, and other related materials).
Maintain high-level interactions with specialized constituents to promote departmental goals, visions, and strategies.
Manage the writing process that is complex in nature reaching across organizational levels.
Assist the department head in evaluating workflow, resources, and make recommendations.
*- The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
PhD in a scientific field
5 years of grant writing and editing experience, with experience working on NIH proposals
5 years of experience writing and editing articles for scientific journals
Experience using Adobe Illustrator, Graphpad and Endnote
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree and eight years of relevant work experience or a combination of education and relevant experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
Proven success in writing for publication in print, web, and other platforms.
Excellent writing, interpersonal, and oral communication skills with proven ability to present, write, edit, and organize thoughts in a clear, concise, and well-organized manner.
Ability to understand complex materials and synthesize across multiple sources to produce materials for diverse audiences.
Ability to change voice and writing style to fit a particular audience and purpose.
Firm understanding of web technologies and applications, including social networking, social media tools, and current communication trends.
Outstanding interpersonal skills and able to interact effectively with a diverse array of people, including senior leaders.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
Ability to manage and prioritize multiple deadlines.
Excellent time management skills.
Demonstrated ability to oversee all aspects of the writing process.
Demonstrated advanced writing skills and the ability to synthesize materials from multiple sources.
Extensive experience managing and coordinating complex writing projects.
Expert level knowledge of job-required tools and applications.
Demonstrated ability to lead and apply ingenuity and creativity in solving complex problems.
Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
Frequently stand/walk, sit, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, and use a telephone, writing by hand.
Occasionally reach/work above shoulders, grasp forcefully, and sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
Visual and auditory acuity, including color vision required.
*- Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Occasional work on evenings and weekends.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu/.
Why Stanford is for you
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more.
*- Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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