Genetics Editorial Board Writer/Editor

Rockville, Maryland
Feb 15, 2017
Mar 22, 2017
Full Time

The Health. Research, Informatics and Technology Division is currently seeking a Genetics Editorial Board Writer/Editor to support our NCI client in Rockville, MD.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Edit/Proofread/Quality Control Physician Data Query (PDQ) health professional cancer genetics information summaries
  • Work with NCI Cancer Genetics Editorial Board manager and assist with Cancer Genetics Editorial Board meetings
  • Write/edit Patient cancer genetics summaries in lay language
  • Work in XML program to edit summaries in NCI database


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Degree in Health related sciences preferably cancer genetics
  • 4 years of experience with copy-editing and quality control scientific documents
  • 4 years of experience with writing lay language scientific documents
  • Display a high degree of initiative and ability to work independently under minimum supervision in a fast-paced environment
  • Capacity to meet production deadlines
  • Strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Possess the aptitude for understanding the “big picture” while focusing on accuracy and details.
  • Display a strong commitment to working in a team environment

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Medical copyediting
  • Medical lay language writing
  • Cancer Genetics

Professional Skills:

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills; detail oriented.
  • Team player with the ability to work and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to manage and coordinate work with other staff writer-editors.

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. 

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)