Department: Scientific Publications
A Life-Changing Career
Position Summary: This position is part of a large editorial office that provides a broad spectrum of services to physicians at all Mayo Clinic sites. Editors carefully review text, figures, and tables, applying best practices in substantive editing to manuscripts from a wide range of specialties.
Responsibilities: Performs substantive editing and analysis of biomedical and scientific manuscripts written by physicians and scientists at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Jacksonville, and Scottsdale. Works with other members of the editorial staff (editors, production editor, administrative office manager, editorial assistants, proofreaders) to ensure that manuscripts are prepared with accuracy, clarity, and consistency of expression. Uses independent judgment to determine that reporting of data is complete. Explains and negotiates editorial changes with physician- and scientist-authors. Edits medical textbooks written by Mayo Clinic physicians and scientists for publication by major commercial biomedical publishers. Edits grant submissions to National Institutes of Health and scientific foundations. Develops and presents workshops (to Mayo staff) on scientific publication and publishing in peer-reviewed journals.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in science, English, literature with experience as a manuscript editor; or a Master's Degree in science, English, literature with at least five years' of experience as a manuscript editor, or a Bachelor’s Degree in science, English, literature with at least ten years of experience as a scientific/medical manuscript editor.
Additional Qualifications: Familiarity with research methodology, statistics, and evidence-based medicine concepts. Thorough understanding of the editorial process for medical and scientific journals and the peer-review process. Exceptional command of the English language; strong writing, oral communication, and listening skills, including ability to explain and negotiate editorial changes with physician- and scientist-authors. Familiarity with copyright law and ethical standards of publication in peer-reviewed journals. Ability to edit complex scientific and medical concepts into accurate, concise, consistent text. Ability to prioritize projects under high-pressure deadlines. High level of interpersonal skills, sound judgment, and discretion. Keen attention to detail. Ability to work independently. Strong working knowledge of editorial references, including the American Medical Association Manual of Style.
Benefit Eligible: No
Exemption Status: Exempt
Compensation Detail: Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum salary every 2 weeks is approximately $703.84.
Hours/Pay Period: 16
Schedule Details: This is a telework position.
Recruiter: Jessica Larson
Why Mayo Clinic? Mayo Clinic provides the highest quality patient care by placing the needs of the patient first. We are the largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group practice in the world with approximately 60,000 employees working in a unique environment that brings together the best in patient care, groundbreaking research and innovative medical education. We offer a highly competitive compensation package, which includes exceptional benefits, and have been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the top 100 “Best Companies to Work For”.
Site Description: Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.
Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).
Job Posting Category: Business Professional
Job Posting Number: 80050BR