Training Grant Writer

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Training Grant Writer

Stanford University

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The Office of the Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs is seeking a Training Grant Writer (Academic Program Professional 2) to work under the general direction of select faculty to increase external funds that support our trainees. In doing so, the Training Grant Writer will focus primarily on training programs for the School of Medicine. Identify new NIH T32 and other training grant opportunities. Develop, edit and submit high quality grant proposals (new and renewals) to federal and non-federal funding agencies.
This position will take the lead role in preparing institutional and multi-investigator grant applications on behalf of select departments/programs, including but not limited to, training grants, multi-PI, and research center grants to support trainee slots. Applicants should have documented success in scientific writing (writing first drafts, editing, proofreading, responding to reviewer critiques, etc.), establishing timelines and deliverables, and collaborative projects.
Duties include:

  • Seek out Request for Applications (RFAs) for new training grant opportunities and seek out faculty as potential Principal Investigators on grants.
  • Write complex content for grant proposals (text, figures, and tables) and prepare boilerplate text.
  • Collate and edit content for grant proposals (text, figures, and tables).
  • Ensure fact checking for text, figures, and tables.
  • Prepare budgets and other administrative and technical sections as needed, edit biosketches, prepare letters of support, manage milestones and deadlines.
  • Work closely with RMG (Research Management Group) on submissions, and serve as a liaison between RMG and faculty.
  • Revise proposals to address reviewer critiques.
  • Contribute to School of Medicine's strategic planning for research funding and financial sustainability to support our trainees.
  • Edit, proofread, and format proposals to improve quality and clarity of writing.
  • Coach faculty, fellows, and students on grant writing.
  • Advise on progress reports for T32s.
* - Other duties may also be assigned DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • PhD in a biomedical science or related field.
  • Postdoctoral experience.
  • Experience with developing, editing, and reviewing of grant applications.
  • Ability to develop program partnerships.
  • Excellent oral, written, organizational, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
  • Basic knowledge of managing budgets and developing financial plans.

Bachelor's degree and three or more years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience. Advanced degree may be required for some programs. For jobs with financial responsibilities, experience managing a budget and developing financial plans.
  • Ability to develop program partnerships and funding sources.
  • Excellent oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
  • Ability to oversee and direct staff.
  • Basic knowledge of managing budgets and developing financial plans.

  • Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Occasionally use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
  • Rarely sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
  • Ability to use voice to present information/communicate with others.
  • On-campus mobility.
* - 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.
  • May work extended hours, evenings or weekends.
  • May travel locally.
  • Occasional overnight travel.

About Stanford UniversityStanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000 which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability to promote health, fulfilling lives. An award-winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers.Stanford University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Additional Information
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4112
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: J
  • Requisition ID: 84010


Location: School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States
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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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Posted: 7/22/2019
Application Due: 7/22/2031
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