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Open Position at Ohio State University

Ohio State University is searching for a research scientist to serve as an expert in cancer immunology: supporting the development, implementation, and evaluation of immuno-oncology research.

This role will provide full life cycle research grant management, including managing timelines and project milestones, maintaining an up-to-date grants calendar, crafting and assisting with the submission of letters of intent, collecting figures, illustrations, and information from various sources, editing documents and coordinating with multiple stakeholders involved in the submission; support the team in scientific data analyses, data processing and interpretation; coordinate and follow-up on the progress of submitted proposals and manuscripts; and, manage citations via reference management software.

In addition, they will work to fully understand the nature of the scientific work that will be covered; quickly develop expertise in new areas as needed; conduct comprehensive literature searches to enhance background understanding; evaluate and analyze the data to establish relevance to immuno-oncology priorities; works with other researchers to interpret data and discuss project progress; trains junior investigators, post-doctoral researchers, graduate students and technicians within the laboratory on writing and submission of grant applications and journal articles.

The research scientist will write, edit, and submit scientific communications (grant applications, responses to reviewer critique, peer-reviewed manuscripts, protocols, reports, regulatory applications, abstracts, poster presentations, internal award RFAs, web content, and other presentations); develop content with coherent and logical story flow; develops and conducts educational workshops, lectures, and seminars; manages and oversees the selection and design of research methodologies used for data analysis and establishes procedures;

The research scientist will be expected to attend and participate in immuno-oncology seminars at the OSUCCC PIIO, as well as weekly journal clubs, which focus on recently published immunology research from high impact journals. Attend workshops and seminars offered by professional scientific societies such as the American Association of Immunologists (AAI) and Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC).

Minimum Education and Skills/Experience Required/Desired

  • A Master's degree in biomedical sciences, life sciences, biology, biochemistry, or related field is required.
  • PhD, MD, or MD, PhD is highly preferred.
  • Must have a minimum of five years of experience in writing grants and peer-reviewed journal articles.
  • Must be a strong verbal and written communicator with meticulous attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and reference management software (e.g., Endnote, Reference Manager) is essential.
  • Expert knowledge and professional experience in the field of cancer immunology is desired as well as the ability to translate technical language into laymen’s terms.
  • Must have the ability to work proactively with multiple faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and trainees.
  • Must be able to work independently to produce concise, polished, lively, and accurate copy under high-pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Knowledge of various writing style guides is essential.
  • The ideal candidate must have a passion for writing as well as a joy and talent for bringing words to life.


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