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Washington University of St. Louis Scientific Writer - Psychiatry - 48933 in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Psychiatry. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


The goal of the NeuroGenomics and Informatics Group is to understand the biology of neurodegeneration by using high-dimensional omic data and functional genomic approaches.

The Neurogenomics and Informatics group is looking for a Scientific Writer to work directly with the center director. The Scientific Writer will be responsible for the oversight and administration of multiple research projects progress report and manuscript writing, and publication, coordination of the activities of a multidisciplinary team, or interfaces with multiple levels of the organization and external entities to ongoing and future projects.


  1. Grant preparation and writing, including research sections and progress reports
  2. This position assists the Endowed Chair and collaborators with the development of scientific and administrative sections of grants.
  3. Preparation and writing of research abstracts and journal articles
  4. This position assists the Endowed Chair and collaborators with drafting, writing, editing, and galley-proofing of abstracts and article for publication.
  5. Facilitate large interinstitutional collaborations
  6. This position will actively participate and organize meetings for large collaborative projects. This position will establishes/enhances various contacts’, and contact with other centers and research groups to facilitate collaboration and exchange of information.
  7. Advanced data analysis
  8. This position is responsible for independent data analysis of advanced research topics to be presented to the Endowed Chair and collaborators.
  9. Research development plan for the Center
  10. This position assists the Endowed Chair and collaborators in the design and development of new and current research programs.

Required Qualifications

A Master’s degree in an appropriate scientific discipline is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent administrative skills.
  • Experience with research in human genetics is highly preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of computer applications.
  • Significant experience with word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, database and the internet.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Able to work independently and manage multiple assignments with various levels of priority.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy are essential.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is $51,292 - $66,684 annually.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: https://wustl.box.com/s/8wkhs25yssf0775x9d6nd6vqa7obpth7.

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Scientific Writer - Psychiatry - 48933

Job ID: 48933

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular