The Jackson Laboratory Clinical Education Program (CEP), a division of The Jackson Laboratory Genomic Education, is seeking a medical writer for collaborative education development on topics in precision medicine and genomic testing. The medical writer will work closely with the CEP team and external collaborators, including content experts (genetic counselors, medical geneticists, oncologists, and other specialists), and an instructional designer, to develop genomics-focused continuing education for healthcare providers.
CEP collaborates with clinicians, organizations, and training programs to develop education that supports the integration of genomics into clinical practice. The current project involves writing content for online, clinically relevant educational resources for diverse oncology clinicians. The topics will include discussion of somatic and germline variants, interpretation of genetic and genomic test results, and implications of genetic and genomic test results on treatment options. We are looking for someone with direct experience with somatic testing. Other resources may also include case-based educational modules for a broad clinician audience (e.g., primary care providers, specialists, nurses), including topics related to genetics and genomics in areas of medicine other than cancer. Learn more at www.jax.org/ccep and www.jax.org/cepm.
This is a temporary, part-time consultant position for approximately five months (5-20 hours per week, May - October 2019) with the possibility of additional work in the future. The consultant will be able to participate in at least 1-2 hours of telephone meetings per week during standard work hours (9 a.m. – 5 p.m. EDT). This is a remote, tele-work position and no travel is required.
Develop precision medicine and genomic testing educational content for physician, nurse, and physician assistant audiences, applying best practices in medical education and collaborating with instructional designer and subject matter experts as indicated.
Synthesize multiple data sources to inform content development, including specifications outlined in the program design document and needs assessments.
Write, review, and edit genomic medical education content in a variety of formats including interactive case studies, tools, and factsheets.
To apply, send a cover letter, CV and a writing sample or example of an education program you have developed to Kate Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recommended experience & skills
Significant experience developing education for, or teaching, healthcare providers
Strong scientific and medical writing skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a collaborative and team-based approach to problem-solving and product development
Proficiency with technology including project management and file sharing systems, WebEx meetings, and Microsoft Office.
Ability to navigate medical literature, project reports, and needs assessment and evaluation data
Ability to work independently
Additional desirable experience
Subject matter knowledge of clinical genetics and genomics
Designing web-based content and working with web developers
Educational background in instructional or curriculum design
Clinical experience providing direct patient care
Experience working with a remote team or collaborators
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: MW-2019
About The Jackson Laboratory
The Jackson Laboratory (JAX, www.jax.org) is a nonprofit biomedical research institute with over 2,000 employees whose mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for human disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. A National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center, JAX has a mammalian genetics headquarters in Bar Harbor, Maine, a facility in Sacramento, California, and a genomic medicine facility, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM), in Farmington, Connecticut.
The Clinical and Continuing Education Program (www.jax.org/ccep) collaborates with clinicians, organizations, and training programs to develop education that supports the integration of genomics into clinical practice. Our programs are freely available and many offer continuing medical and nursing education credits (CME/CNE).