We have a problem: we have a truckload of material sitting around waiting to be published, but no time to actually write the papers. So we're looking for someone who will help us convert this computational biology goldmine into cold hard Nature Biotech/Methods papers.
This is a great opportunity for an early-career, postdoc-level scientist who has experience publishing papers, demonstrated writing ability, and is not afraid of wrangling complex technical material.
Make no mistake, we're not looking for a ghostwriter; this will involve intellectual contribution worth the authorship in high-profile publications. But the basic material is ready and waiting.
Here is the complete job description; feel free to ask questions in the comments or by private message to me (Geraldine):
Scientific Technical Writer
The Genome Sequencing and Analysis group seeks a scientist with excellent writing skills and experience with scientific publication to work with scientists and engineers on transforming notes and technical documentation for existing analytical methods and tools into polished papers aimed at high-profile journals such as Nature Biotechnology and Nature Genetics. In collaboration with researchers working at the forefront of bioinformatics, including the group that develops the gold-standard Genome Analysis Toolkit (GATK), the writer would be responsible for designing paper structure and identifying necessary content to (1) better explain the theory that underlies methods and tools and (2) powerfully illustrate use cases based on public datasets. The writer would focus their writing on the introduction, results, and discussion sections of the papers, expanding existing technical material, while the team will provide the methods sections.
The writer will be hired as a consultant, with a minimum of 20 hours/week of work (more hours are possible if desired).
We are looking for a computational biologist -- or potentially a computational analyst from another discipline who's interested in learning some biology -- to join us in the Genome Sequencing and Analysis at the Broad Institute.
For more details about the job, see the Broad's career center page and look up requisition # 916.
For more details about the team and your prospective new colleagues, see this page.
You are welcome to ask questions about the position in this thread. If you are interested in applying for it, please do so directly through the Broad's career center page.