Scientific Writer / Senior Scientific Writer, OMRF

  • Manager
  • PhD Student
  • Postdoc
  • Scientist
  • Technician/Research Asst.
  • Seeking Scientific Writer for editing and/or producing accurate, clear, and interesting content for manuscripts, grants, reports, and presentations.

Oklahoma City, OK


OMRF is an independent, not-for-profit biomedical research institute adjacent to the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) campus in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City offers a dynamic and flourishing downtown area, with low cost of living, short commute times and a diversified economy. The Oklahoman newspaper ranked OMRF as Oklahoma’s #1 large workplace in their annual Best Places to Work survey for 2017 and 2019. OMRF supports a comprehensive postdoctoral training program (

OMRF’s excellence can only be fully realized by individuals who share our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Successful candidates will demonstrate commitment to these values. OMRF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic.


The Scientific Writer is responsible for editing and/or producing accurate, clear, and interesting content for manuscripts, grants, reports, and presentations.

Applies scientific principles and biomedical knowledge to understand, organize, and describe complex data for scientific, medical, and lay audiences. Coordinates input from a multi-disciplinary team while meeting tight deadlines. Helps write, edit and proofread key documents. Maintains familiarity with relevant research, conducts literature reviews, and manages references. Assists with the design, development, and selection of scientific illustrations, tables, and figures. Tracks manuscript status from conceptualization through publication. Assists with cover letters and associated documents. Maintains common-use text describing facilities, resources, human subject sections and standard procedures. Assists with editing and writing grant progress reports, grant sections and collaborative grant documents. Summarizes research results for lay audiences and community stakeholders. A senior candidate may assume a leadership role for a Scientific Writing Unit, hosting scientific writing workshops, writing groups and lunch-and-learns for junior investigators and trainees.

Qualifications/Preferred Skillsets:

-PhD in biomedical science-related field and 2 years’ experience writing and editing scientific publications and grants.

-Ability to meet tight deadlines and work independently on complex tasks. Attention to detail. Excellent communication skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Ability to read, analyze and interpret an extensive variety of scientific, technical, financial, and legal documents. Ability to deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Ability to work with a wide array of individuals and to operate effectively in a team setting. Self-starter.

Preferred Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Immunology or related field; or Medical Degree. Immunology and/or clinical rheumatology experience a plus. Previous experience with statistics and scientific and/or grant writing strongly preferred. Proficiency in EndNote and GraphPad Prism (or other data visualization programs). Data analysis and/or statistical training or expertise a plus.

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