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University of Rochester Editorial Assistant - 241552 in Rochester, New York

Editorial Assistant Job ID 241552

Location School of Medicine & Dentistry Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 051 Neuroscience


8 AM-4:30 PM



Full-time writer, promotional coordinator, and editorial assistant at the basic professional level to assist with writing-related responsibilities of a neuroscience laboratory dedicated to understanding the neural basis of discrimination learning. Duties include writing and editing grants, protocols, papers, IRB documents, and press releases. Ability to work with others, attention to detail, computer and organizational skills are critical. Prior scientific writing experience recommended. Experience creating figures and illustrations is a plus. B.A./B.S. in English, Journalism, Literary Writing, Neuroscience, Cognitive Sciences, Psychology, or related fields preferred.


25% Paper and grant writing: Contributes to preparing and editing publications and grant proposals related to laboratory research. Contributes to preparing and editing response to reviewers. Searches literature for relevant material. Keeps abreast of the field of neuroscience by reading journal articles, attending laboratory meetings, and attending relevant University seminars.

25% Other writing responsibilities: Create, edit, and maintains lab protocols. Work with IRB to ensure all protocols are created, updated, and approved. Assists in writing letters of support and recommendation, and execute final versions of letters. Assist in writing pamphlets, brochures, bulletins, fliers and press releases.

20% Support and administrative responsibilities: Support laboratory staff in all activities leading to publication or submissions, including overseeing tasks such as liaisons with other in-house teams, writers, photographers, printers, designers, and production staff to negotiate and monitor timescales for stages in the publishing and submission process.

15% Figures and Illustration creation: Prepare tables, figure, and reports for University entities, publications, and external granting agencies.

15% Social media administration: Set-up (as needed), maintain, and analyze social media presence on sites such as Linkedln, Twitter, YouTube and others. Includes regular postings as well as tracking metrics and engagement. Serves as promotional coordinator for programs which are limited in scope, or assists in promotional activities as part of larger programs. May serve as photographer at events for coverage on the websites, social media, newsletters and blogs.

Other projects and job duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in appropriate discipline with some laboratory or writing experience through coursework, internship, summer research, or equivalent and at least 1 year related experience in field of assignment; 2+ years of related experience is preferred. A year or more of post post-baccalaureate academic work in field of assignment or a related field is desirable; or an equivalent combination of experience, training and education.

  • Strong attention to detail, time management skills, and organizational skills.

  • Strong communication, including written communication, and interpersonal skills.

  • Competence with computer software and hardware.

  • Knowledge and experience of social media platforms such as Twitter is helpful.

    The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

    How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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