Technical Writer (Part-time) (NCI) - Frederick, MD | Biospace
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Technical Writer (Part-time) (NCI)

Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.

Frederick, MD
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Part time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Technical Services, Writer,

Job Description

The Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.'s staff of scientific, technical, and support professionals conducts basic and applied research in cancer and AIDS.  It operates and manages the federal government's only vaccine manufacturing facilities (VPP, BDP), and runs the high-performance Advanced Biomedical Computing Center. It also operates the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, a Federally Funded Research and Development Center focused on cancer and AIDS research. The Leidos Biomedical Research Group’s Biospecimen Research Group (BRG) supports The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research Branch (BBRB) and are jointly responsible for developing a common biorepository infrastructure that promotes resource sharing and team science, in order to facilitate multi-institutional, high throughput genomic and proteomic studies. The BRG also supports work being performed for the NCI’s Center for Strategic Scientific Initiatives (CSSI) specifically the Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) which is a comprehensive and coordinated effort to accelerate the understanding of the molecular basis of cancer with the primary goal to improve the ability to diagnose, treat and prevent cancer by systematically identifying proteins that derive from alterations in cancer genomes and related biological processes, and provide this data with accompanying assays and protocols to the public.

This job description will be used to identify candidates with skills and experience within Leidos Biomedical Research.  Candidates who express an interest will be considered for current and future positions.
The Biospecimen Research Group supports the NCI by providing excellence in the scientific design and implementation of programs that depend upon the collection of tissue from cancer patients, as well as in the management of the data that is collected and ascertained as a result of the research process.
The Technical Writer:
Develops, reviews, and edits research documents
Ensures documents are clear, complete, and accurate as to required content elements, specific language, and applicable requirements
Serves as a subject matter expert in advanced MS Word and Adobe Acrobat functions to ensure proper format, form, and style for documents
Creates, maintains, and provides expertise for template documents and related instructions for documents,
Collaborates with high-level managers and various offices
Gathers, interprets, integrates information, researches background literature, maintains proper version control, prepares and summarizes meeting proceedings
Attends in-person meetings as appropriate
Works collaboratively with other project managers to document notes from key scientific meetings for project staff
Drafts and edits other reports, as needed


To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation
Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
In addition to education requirements, two (2) previous years of experience in scientific technical writing
Effectively communicates, both verbally and in writing, with demonstrated expertise in grammar, syntax and format
Demonstrated strong skill set to problem-solve, plan, organize, collect data, and write/edit to function independently or collectively organize others to work within a team setting in the production of high quality deliverables compliant with established guidelines, practices, and procedures related to technical writing
Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
Proficiency with MS Windows® and Microsoft® Office Suite including Word®, Excel®, and Outlook®

Ability to manage work via the phone
Ability to work well with others
Ability to prioritize tasks to meet established deadlines