Scientific Editor

Posting Date 2 months ago(1/14/2021 11:34 AM)
Requisition ID
Job Location(s)
West Lafayette IN United States
Less than 10%
Shift Type
Position Type
Full Time
Cook Research Inc.


The Scientific Editor at Cook Research Incorporated will use their skills to support the preparation of medical and scientific documents about established and innovative medical technologies.  Scientific editors will provide substantive editorial support for Scientific Communications, Regulatory, and Clinical documents, such as literature reviews, abstracts, posters, presentations, manuscripts, clinical evaluation reports, clinical study reports, and regulatory documents, including IDE and PMA submissions.  The successful applicant will demonstrate knowledge and ability in both science and writing/editing. 



• Edit text, including rewriting sentences or paragraphs, to ensure clarity, readability, desired emphasis, and scientific accuracy, and to eliminate ambiguous or incorrect statements
• Identify content gaps
• Correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, and syntax errors
• Verify accuracy of data transcribed from statistical outputs and source documents to text and tables
• Verify accuracy of cited information and placement of reference elements
• Review documents/projects for content consistency (among tables, text, presentation slides, etc.), terminology and abbreviation consistency, and style and tone consistency
• Format documents for accuracy and consistency (eg, text, table, and poster layout) and correctness (eg, section, table, and figure numbers)
• Ensure that authors meet requirements and follow reporting guidelines as specified by the target venue or regulatory agency
• Provide support to the Regulatory Coordinator during preparation of regulatory submissions


• Hold a minimum of a BA/BS either (1) in a science-related discipline, with editing experience preferred, or (2) in humanities and with a background in writing and editing, with substantial working knowledge of science 
• Understand medical terminology
• Understand manuscript preparation
• Understand regulatory submission requirements
• Demonstrate familiarity with basic statistical methods, analyses, and interpretation
• Understand Microsoft Office software
• Communicate clearly and concisely in both spoken and written forms
• Organize and prioritize projects successfully
• Work on multiple projects (multi-task) within time constraints
• Participate in a team-based environment

• Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Cook does not intend to provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position


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