Senior Editor/Grant Writer - Department of Surgery

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At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.
For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Description

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Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Department of Surgery is a hub of translational and clinical research. The Editor/Grant Writer will be a member of the Department of Surgery’s 20-strong editorial group. The incumbent will enhance the faculty members’ grant applications and academic efforts through editing, grant coordination, and project management. The position can be in-house or telecommuting.

As a Senior Editor/Grant Writer you will:

  • Edit, write, and coordinate grant proposals, manuscripts, and other documents related to academic research.
  • Identify opportunities for peer-reviewed funding, locate suitable applicants, provide support with grant preparation, and work with investigators and other staff to ensure timely submission of proposals so as to maximize external funding for the research program.
  • Edit highly technical documents to high standards, sometimes under tight deadlines.

You are:

  • Capable of building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
  • Flexible in your approach and demeanor in order to align with the shifting demands of evolving circumstances.
  • An effective communicator, capable of determining how best to reach different audiences and executing communications based on that understanding.

You have:

  • A minimum of a Bachelors degree plus 3-5 years of grant submission/project-coordination experience OR a Masters degree plus 4-7 years of publishing, editing, or managing experience (preferred). 
  • Experience in substantive editing, stylistic editing, and copy editing required. Experience in developmental and plain-language editing desirable. 
  • ELS, MWC, American Medical Writers Association certificate, or University of Chicago Medical Writing & Editing certificate preferred. 
  • Advanced knowledge of medical terminology; technical publishing; grammar, syntax, and usage; new media, print, and web-based writing processes. . 
  • Ability to understand and communicate complex information. 
  • Ability to organize electronic and print data materials. 
  • Proficiency in Word and bibliographic/reference management software (i.e., EndNote) required. Knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat Writer, Quark Express or InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator helpful.



MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.  


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