Grant Development Scientific Writer (Research & Graduate Programs) - Medicine

Job ID: 41902

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Apply On Or Before: 01/01/9999


Med Research & Graduate Programs – College of Medicine


This position is responsible for directing a college-wide grant development program by providing grant support to the College’s full-time and clerkship faculty. Support includes the full range of activities required to identify, write/edit, submit, and help manage grant proposals to support sponsored research by faculty. Assists faculty in searching for, preparing and submitting grant applications and progress reports, ensuring that deadlines are met and proposals are submitted in the appropriate format and adhere to regulatory requirements. Also helps edit research manuscripts/posters/presentations.
Regularly reviews federal, state, local and private philanthropic websites and other resources to identify potential extramural funding opportunities for faculty and the College’s Clinical Research Network. Maintains positive relationships and ongoing communications with external grant-awarding agencies, collaborators across the university, as well as College and University sponsored funding staff and administrators. Develops and maintains comprehensive knowledge of College faculty research areas to proactively assist in finding external funding opportunities for their various fields of study. Contributes to developing feasible novel ideas in grant proposals, with the opportunity of authorship credits in subsequent publications as appropriate.
Interacts regularly with senior leadership, faculty administrators, and staff in developing and transforming ideas into grant proposals. Maintains extensive working knowledge of College research processes. Works closely with pre- and post-award staff at the College and University levels to support the College’s sponsored funding portfolio. Participates in evaluating sponsored research capacity and outcomes for the College, including the Clinical Research Network. Directs ongoing communication of research projects, status updates, and opportunities for funding to interested stakeholders, faculty administrators, and senior leadership.


Ph.D. in science required and at least four years of experience in research and an academic environment.
Extensive knowledge required in the scientific granting process and successful writing of grant proposals for scientific research, including submissions for federal (e.g., NIH, NSF, etc.) organizations, private foundations, and/or state funding agencies.
Strong writing skills and demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications necessary.
Must have excellent communication skills and the ability to use good judgement in working independently, prioritizing and multi-tasking with assignments, showing initiative, managing deadlines, and responding to inquiries on a timely basis.
Ability to prepare, monitor, and analyze proposal budgets.
Looking for a customer-focused, self-starter who is energized by working as an integral member of a highly productive team and is willing to take on a broad range of tasks when needed to ensure work unit and organizational success.

Contact Info

Natasha Coen
Senior Administrative Specialist

Anticipated Salary Range

Anticipated hiring in the low to mid $70,000s, commensurate with experience.

Pay Plan

This is a Faculty position.

Soft Money Funded Position

This position is time-limited based on soft money funding, with renewal contingent upon available funds and the needs of the University.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

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Open until filled

This position is being advertised as open until filled.

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