Located in Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell University is a bold, innovative, inclusive and dynamic teaching and research university where staff, faculty, and students alike are challenged to make an enduring contribution to the betterment of humanity. Cornell University is one of the largest and most diverse institutions in the Ivy League. We are a community of 22,000 students and more than 10,000 faculty and staff members representing more than 80 countries and hundreds of disciplines--global cultures, backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and ideas. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and home to Cornell University's second largest population of students, faculty and staff. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being. CALS is fundamentally invested in improving the lives of people, their environments and their communities both in New York state and around the world.
Abbaspourrad Lab is one of the largest cross-disciplinary research labs at Cornell University. The PI and members leverage by successfully established multidisciplinary research areas include (i) bioassays for detection, separation, and manipulation of bacteria and viruses using microfluidics; (ii) synthesis of polymers and small molecules; (iii) encapsulation and functionalization of ingredients and bioactives; (iv) identification and conversion of waste to value-added products and wastewater treatment, and (v) big data, holistic modeling, and simulation.
The lab is well-equipped with a variety of instrumentation to perform both the experimental and theoretical work in this area, housing both a full analytical facility with in-house instrumentation as well as a spacious prototyping and experimentation labs. Researchers in the Abbaspourrad Lab are experienced in all aspects of academic and industrial research activity, from experimental design and interdisciplinary collaboration, through scale-up and commercialization techniques. The team has conducted research on behalf of many companies and federal agencies through sponsored research projects that resulted in the publication of more than 150 peer-reviewed papers and 13 patents; these opportunities provide the greatest training and experience to tackle projects that are highly complex and interdisciplinary.
We are looking to hire a Scientific Editor to join our team. The Scientific Editor will edit, review, and write scientific documentation, including the report, manuscript, and proposal for submission targeting journals, federal agencies, and sponsored company. To this end, this position's primary responsibilities are to edit and criticize the text and data (tables and figures). This position requires someone who is personable, self-motivated, passionate, organized, and knowledgeable in the areas of science and engineering. The hired person will work directly with the principal investigator, communicating intricate details with the person who wrote the documents, tracking progress, working with grants, etc. This position will also assist research associates in the preparation of manuscripts and abstracts for submission to journals and scientific conferences, including editing/writing work and analysis of relevant laboratory data as required.
This is a one-year term appointment with the possibility of extension dependent on successful performance and continued funding.
Our lab is located in Ithaca, NY but this position could be primarily remote with quarterly trips to Ithaca to visit with lab members and attend meetings.
Bachelor's degree and 2 to 4 years of experience in writing scientific material (original research manuscripts, review articles, and grant applications) or other relevant experience required, or equivalent combination
Excellent writing skills; able to produce clear, compelling, and eloquent text
Position requires someone who is personable, self-motivated, passionate, organized, and knowledgeable in the areas of science and engineering
Superb organizational skills
Excellent editing and proofreading skills
Must be able to translate difficult science concepts for multiple audiences
Must be flexible and able to drive deadline-driven projects to completion
Must be able to work independently and as part of a team
Must be an advanced user of Microsoft Office and citation management software
Occasionally required to develop new, creative, or innovative ways of report/proposal writing. Work requires sophisticated reasoning skills
Master's degree or a Ph.D. in sciences or engineering
Five years of writing scientific material (original research manuscripts, review articles, and grant applications) or other relevant experience required.
Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position.
Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.
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