Harvard University Editor in Cambridge, Massachusetts

43420BRAuto req ID:43420BRLocation:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Science Education Research EditorSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:056Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:Bachelors of Arts or Science degree in a science field and at least five years of scientific writing and publishing experience Additional Qualifications:Masters of Arts degree in Writing/English with three years of scientific writing or publishing experience.General background in science and exceptional skills in writing and publishing.Strong scientific writing background and successful research publication and grant writing experience. Demonstrate a clear, high quality, scientific writing style in the English language.Possess the ability to manage large writing projects with minimal supervision.Engage in superb organizational skills and effective communication skills to track manuscript progression to facilitate the effective and effective manuscript submission process.Must possess the ability to independently manage large writing projects with minimal supervision to meet deadlines.Must demonstrate an ability to train and mentor young researchers with scientific writing.Must have experience with computer-based tools (Microsoft Office especially Excel and Adobe applications). Additional Information:The Science Education Department is an established leader in empirical STEM education research. They have collected an extensive portfolio of large-scale datasets in the areas of predictors of student success in introductory college STEM courses; predictors of beginning college students' interest in STEM careers; outcomes of professional development courses for science teachers; and predictors of attrition in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in STEM. The Science education department has been developing test banks, based on the National Research Council standards and the Next Generation Science Standards, in all sciences and across all grade bands (K-12). This is a 2-year term appointment (24 months from date of hire).All formal written offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.Department:Harvard College ObservatoryPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentitySchedule:9am to 5pm M-FJob Function:Communications Duties & Responsibilities:Under the direction of the senior level investigators in the Science Education Department (SED), the Science Education Research Editor will support Principal Investigator, Research Associate, Program Managers, postdocs and students to develop, edit and complete scientific/educational communications (manuscripts, grants, websites and presentations). Responsibilities will include:Partner with PI and Department researchers to manage and assist with organizing, writing, and drafting of manuscripts and other science education materials for peer reviewed journals and national and local science education conferences. Recraft existing frameworks of original manuscripts and presentations developed by the Department researchers to address other areas of scientific and educational interest Track and monitor the progress of manuscripts from Department researchers and provide direct assistance and guidance to ensure that all research is disseminated at the highest quality in the most timely and efficient manner. Accurately interpret journal publication submission requirements. Conduct reviews of science education literature and summarize findings. Edit and proofread articles, book chapters, grants, abstracts, posters, oral and visual presentations for style and content. Assist in planning, writing, editing, and submission of grant proposals and progress reports, pulling together work written by PI, Research Associate and Project managers. Prepare scientific illustrations; assemble and organize data into figures for scientific presentations, publications, and grant applications. School/Unit:Faculty of Arts and Sciences EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.