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 CME 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 case-based educational modules for a broad clinician audience (e.g., primary care providers, specialists, nurses). The topics may include whole genome sequencing, pharmacogenomics, neurogenomics, and cardiogenomics. 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, April - August 2017) 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.
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
To apply, send a cover letter, CV and a writing sample or example of an education program you have developed to Emily Edelman at firstname.lastname@example.org.