Senior Science Writer at Tempus

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Recent advancements in healthcare technology have made it possible for AI to impact clinical care in a meaningful way. Tempus’ proprietary platform connects an entire healthcare technology ecosystem to deliver real-time, actionable insights to physicians. Our platform and data drive precise, individualized care, empower researchers to better characterize diseases and improve patient outcomes, and accelerate healthcare innovation and discovery. 

We are seeking an independent and highly motivated Senior Science Writer to join our Scientific Communications team. This individual is a clear communicator, effective collaborator, and proactive problem solver that can drive and deliver results. This individual will collaborate with interdisciplinary teams of computational biologists, data scientists, pathologists, medical science liaisons, and/or research scientists to communicate important research and clinical insights derived from our clinicogenomic database in the oncology field, as well as other disease areas (i.e., cardiology, neurology, infectious diseases).

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the preparation of scientific/clinical manuscripts for publication in top-tier peer-reviewed journals.
  • Draft, edit, and submit conference materials, including abstracts, posters, and slide presentations.
  • Generate technical documentation and tailored materials for internal (e.g. commercial, regulatory) and external (e.g., clinical research) partners.
  • Liaise and collaborate with key stakeholders to ensure timely delivery and quality of writing deliverables. 
  • Manage publication roadmaps and review processes including timelines for document generation, submission, revision, and completion.  
  • Contribute to scientific publication guidelines development and communication. 
  • Support adherence to Good Publication Practice (GPP) and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) guidelines. 
  • Deposit publication-related data to external repositories as needed. 
  • Serve as a mentor and support team member deliverables. 

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in biomedical/life sciences or a similar field with significant, relevant scientific/medical writing experience. 
  • Experience leading the execution of manuscripts, abstracts, and other technical documents, along with a track record of success.
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills with a demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects and excel in an ambiguous, rapidly changing environment.
  • Demonstrated proactive leadership, project/time management and problem-solving abilities.
  • Basic to intermediate knowledge of next-generation DNA and RNA sequencing, clinical research concepts, computational biology, data science, and/or oncology.
  • Ability to interpret, analyze, and summarize primary scientific/medical literature for a range of audiences.
  • Attention to detail - style, consistency, grammar, syntax, scientific accuracy.
  • Knowledge of GPP and ICMJE guidelines.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with/knowledge of genomics, bioinformatics and computational biology (e.g., statistics, predictive modeling algorithms).
  • Experience with/knowledge of healthcare technology, personalized medicine, and/or related fields.
  • Experience with Adobe Illustrator and Acrobat.
  • Experience with/knowledge of genomic data repositories. 
  • Experience using google drive and microsoft powerpoint, excel, and word.
  • Experience managing projects in a cross-functional setting.
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Location

600 WEST CHICAGO AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60654

An Insider's view of Tempus

What makes someone successful on your team?

We value creativity in ideation, autonomy in execution, and a healthy tendency to always question the status quo.

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Lead Data Scientist

What are Tempus Perks + Benefits

Tempus Benefits Overview

Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Short Term Disability Insurance
Flexible Spending Account
Commuter Benefits
Parental Leave
Charitable Matching Program
Mental Health Support Platform
Pet Insurance
Company Cafeteria with Breakfast, Lunch & Grab & Go Options
Stocked Kitchen with Snacks
On-Site Barista
Discounted Gym Membership
Discounted Divvy Membership
Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives
Team & Company Outings

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
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