University of Alberta

Medical Writer

Department of Medicine

Competition No.  -    S100637631
Posting Date  -    Nov 09, 2018
Closing Date  -    Nov 19, 2018
Position Type  -    Part Time - Grant Funded
Salary Range  -    $27,976 to $37,772 (pro-rated) per year
Grade  -    07
Hours  -    21

This position has an end date of one year from the date of hire and offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at: Faculty & Staff Benefits.

The Medical Writer will be responsible for developing, writing and editing scientific papers for publication and grants along with research related documents with the Kidney Supportive Care Research Group (KSCRG).


  • Identifies, develops, prepares and manages academic manuscripts for publication 
  • Writes, edits and provides editorial review feedback on medical and technical documents, grant proposals, letters of intent and other scientific documents based on communications with authors, editorial boards, staff, internal reviewers and other sources of feedback
  • Synthesizes complex scientific, technical and clinical issues and subjects for diverse stakeholders and translates them into understandable and effective written materials
  • Meets multiple overlapping deadlines for writing projects in a rapidly changing environment while attending to details
  • Assists with developing and implementing strategies to enhance awareness of the team's research and activities. This may include the development of communication materials and presentations that recognizes the viewpoint of stakeholders while ensuring that products are consistent with KSCRG's goals
  • Works under minimal direction with significant latitude in determining and planning activities to reach objectives


  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree in a related field; graduate degree in a related field preferred
  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years of science/medical writing experience
  • Experience in writing and proofreading copy; online and print
  • Technical writing experience in an academic setting and supporting journal and research writing
  • Exceptional organizational skills; ability to multi-task and manage time without losing attention to detail
  • Outstanding interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Strong research and information gathering skills
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat and web-based browser
  • Ability to present scientific content that is compelling to specific audiences

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.