Grant Writer (Scientific)

Grand Forks, North Dakota
$50,000 plus/year
Dec 15, 2016
Jan 14, 2017
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Grant Writer (Scientific)
JobID: 3034
Position Type: 3000 Professional/3210 Public Information Professional

Date Posted: 12/12/2016

Location: Grand Forks, North Dakota

Closing Date: 12/21/2016

Institution: University of North Dakota - website

Hiring Department: Research Affairs

Hiring Salary/Position Details: $50,000 plus/year.  This is a full-time, benefitted, exempt position.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm (may include some evenings/weekends generally related to travel or deadlines).

The University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences is seeking a highly motivated individual to assist faculty/researchers with grant writing, editing and programmatic reporting activities to federal agencies and private foundations. This position will also be responsible for collaborating with researchers, the SMHS Grants and Contracts Officer, and appropriate University of North Dakota offices and personnel in order to write and submit grant proposals and prepare and submit programmatic progress reports.

Duties and responsibilities include:

Assist faculty/researchers with identifying, researching, and evaluating new funding opportunities.

  • Utilize SMHS resources to gain an understanding of institutional and divisional history and programs, including collaborating with various internal departments.  
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive knowledge of departments, individuals, policies and procedures involved in identifying sources and soliciting grant funding.
  • Communicate with administrators, faculty, and researchers to target and prioritize projects for funding consideration.
  • Perform research to identify and evaluate prospects for funding opportunities, utilizing library sources, electronic databases, and other methodologies as may be appropriate.
  • Develop and maintain contacts with external funding agency personnel.
  • Travel within the state of ND and occasionally outside the state as needed to cultivate and maintain research relationships.

Assist faculty/researchers with developing grant proposals for submission to federal, state, and private funding agencies.

  • Write, review, and edit grant proposals for clinical and translational research in collaboration with and under the direction of researchers and/or clinical faculty.
  • Help to coordinate the writing and editing of large complex grant proposals that are being written by a group of researchers and/or clinicians.
  • Interact with researchers and university offices within and outside UND to assemble appropriate supporting documentation for grant proposals.
  • Collaborate with faculty/researchers/administrators, conduct library and electronic research, and use all other appropriate methodologies to obtain scientific background and detail that can be used to create successfully funded grant proposals.
  • Develop and maintain a funding opportunity database and activity tracking system by which to compile, input, and retrieve data relevant to responsibilities.
  • Prepare and process correspondence, presentation materials and manuscripts as required.
  • Coordinate project activities as directed by supervisor and others.
  • Ensure adherence to all university, division, and funding agency deadlines.

Work closely with the SMHS Grants and Contracts Officer, affiliated University of North Dakota offices, regional constituents, and funding agencies in the submission of grant proposals and programmatic reporting.

  • Work closely with SMHS Grants and Contracts Officer and other division and university personnel to ensure that there is no internal conflict created by the timing of proposal submissions to particular agencies.
  • Research and adhere to proper grant policies and procedures for submission of grant proposals and programmatic reporting.
  • Work closely with the SMHS Alumni and Community Relations Office for resource contacts and relevant written materials.

Identify and comply with all grant reporting requirements as may be required by the University of North Dakota, the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and external funding agencies.

  • Research details of Request for Proposals (RFPs) of prospective funding agencies.
  • Research and adhere to proper UND, SMHS, and funding agency grant policies and procedures for submission of grant proposals and programmatic reporting.
  • Maintain confidential information and records management in accordance with UND and SMHS policies and procedures.

The individual chosen to fill this position will demonstrate the following characteristics and abilities:

  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to listen and develop information into grant proposals.
  • Ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals and documents.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, researchers, and others in various disciplines.
  • Strong editing skills with attention to English language grammar, syntax, and spelling.
  • Strong contributor in team environments.
  • Ability to work independently, while meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments, ensuring attention to detail.
  • Ability to monitor progress and meet the research needs for the SMHS.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of research and other relevant information.
  • Strong organizational and record keeping skills.
  • Specialized subject knowledge of English language, grammar, and syntax.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, Biomedical Sciences, or other related field.
  • Experience with computerized preparation and assembly of complex documents including figures, images, and text.
  • Experience working in deadline-driven environments.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Satisfactory criminal history records check.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with federal grant structure and compliance requirements.
  • Experience with preparation of large multi-investigator extramural grants.

All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and AAO for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.
To be considered for this position, all applications must be fully submitted by 5PM on the closing date.

UND is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
North Dakota Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.