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Assistant Scientific Editor - Division of Illinois State Geological Survey (A1200653)

Position Deleted on 1/25/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Urbana, IL
Admin - Publications and Editing
Application Due:
Full Time

Assistant Scientific Editor

Illinois State Geological Survey

Prairie Research Institute

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

We are seeking an individual to work with scientists and engineers in drafting, reviewing, and editing technical and scientific publications and other documents related to energy and environmental issues, particularly carbon sequestration.

Responsibilities: Draft manuscripts using text, graphs, and figures provided by scientists and engineers for internal and external publications. Keep authors informed of publisher requirements and formats. Confer with authors to suggest revisions and reorganizations to clarify and/or improve readability. Make final changes and edits per authors' revisions. Review, edit, and proofread technical and scientific reports, proposals, publications, and other documents. Ensure correctness of organization, format, clarity, spelling, punctuation, consistency, completeness, and suitability for publisher.

Bachelor's degree in English, journalism, or related discipline with related experience. Previous experience with technical writing and/or editing. Expertise in grammar and language usage. Ability to identify and analyze the organization of a scientific or other factual report. Knowledge of specialized terminology in geology, petroleum engineering, and geologic sequestration preferred. Ability to understand, organize, format, and interpret highly technical materials. Ability to communicate effectively with authors, colleagues, supervisors, staff, and other clients. Ability to work independently and exhibit a strong commitment to complete work independently and operate within accepted professional and organizational standards. Ability and willingness to effectively contribute as part of a team.

Applications must be received by January 11, 2013. To apply, all candidates must submit an online profile through by the close of the posting period. Qualified candidates must upload a letter of application which details qualifications noted above, résumé, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Incomplete information will not be reviewed. For further information please contact Lori Walston-Vonderharr, Human Resources, Illinois State Geological Survey, at or 217-244-2401.

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The administration, faculty and staff embrace diversity and are committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.
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