Science Access Writer

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Dec 28, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Science Access Writer

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
Mona Minkara, Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering in the College of Engineering, is seeking a Science Access Writer. The Science Access Writer is responsible for writing, creating, revising, and coordinating all technical documents, including publications, grant proposals, and presentations, for a blind professor in the field of bioengineering. For more information about Professor Minkara's research, visit:

This role includes responsibilities of both a technical writer and accessibility specialist. The Science Access Writer will assist in the research of complex scientific information and all stages of technical writing, from conception to publication. This position requires the ability to effectively communicate information and research findings to the professor in addition to general audiences.

  • Bachelor's degree in Technical Writing or a scientific discipline required.
  • 4 - 6 years related experience
  • Experience in technical proposal and publication writing is required
  • Previous experience describing and communicating complex visual information to visually impaired/ blind individuals is preferred.
  • Experience with primary literature searching and reviewing
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills
  • In-depth knowledge of English grammar, scientific writing styles, and reference formats (ACS, APA, Chicago)
  • In-depth knowledge of the process of inserting alternative text (alt-texting)
  • Experience with LaTEX and Adobe Creative Suite preferred

  • Preferred Qualifications:


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    Additional Information:
    Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

    All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

    To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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