Grant Writer

Apr 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Grant Writer

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Stanford University Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology is seeking a Grant Writer (Writer 3) to manage and plan the preparation and development of high profile written materials for the purposes of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Perinatal Biology research. Grant writer would work under the general direction of the MFM Division Chief and/or the Research Manager as the resource expert in written publications and communications on high visibility complex topics.

Duties include:

  • Develop and research ideas for written publication/communication on high visibility complex topics.
  • Research, develop, execute and manage high profile written publications/communications that:
    • articulate the goals and vision in a way that is understandable
    • and meaningful to various constituencies
    • demonstrate understanding of a wide variety of audiences
    • identify key information, messages and topics
    • clearly and credibly communicate a diverse array of topics
    • enhance the relevance and impact of intended messaging
  • Develop, compile and edit supplemental materials that support written communication (i.e., backgrounders, biographies, executive talking points, and other related materials).
  • Establish and maintain extensive contacts with key sources (media, news services, community organizations and other targeted audiences) to identify story themes and newsworthy events to promote and disseminate information.
  • Maintain high-level interactions with specialized constituents to promote departmental goals, visions, and strategies.
  • Manage the writing process that is complex in nature reaching across organizational levels.
  • Assist the department head in evaluating workflow, resources, and make recommendations.* - Other duties may also be assigned. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    • PhD degree and three or more years of relevant experience.
    • Experience in maternal-fetal or women's health field desired.
    • Bachelor's degree and eight years of relevant work experience or a combination of education and relevant experience.
    • Proven success in writing for medical and/or science publication in print, web, and other platforms.
    • Excellent writing, interpersonal, and oral communication skills with proven ability to present, write, edit, and organize thoughts in a clear, concise, and well-organized manner.
    • Ability to understand complex materials and synthesize across multiple sources to produce materials for diverse audiences.
    • Ability to change voice and writing style to fit a particular audience and purpose.
    • Ability to shepherd written material (grants, abstracts and manuscripts) that come out of the MFM Division.
    • Includes acting as a liaison between the Divison and the Stanford Research Management Group.
    • Firm understanding of web technologies and applications, especially proficiency in designing web content.
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills and flexibility to interact effectively with a diverse array of people, including senior leaders.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple deadlines.
    • Excellent time management skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to oversee all aspects of the writing process.
    • Demonstrated advanced writing skills and the ability to synthesize materials from multiple sources.
    • Extensive experience managing and coordinating complex writing projects.
    • Expert level knowledge of job-required tools and applications.
    • Demonstrated ability to lead and apply ingenuity and creativity in solving complex problems.


    • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
    • Frequently stand/walk, sit, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, and use a telephone, writing by hand.
    • Occasionally reach/work above shoulders, grasp forcefully, and sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
    • Visual and auditory acuity, including color vision required.
    * - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


    • Occasional work on evenings and weekends.
    • Occasional travel.

    Job: Communications

    Location: School of Medicine
    Schedule: Full-time
    Classification Level:

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    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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