Grant Writer for Biomedical Research

University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, Massachusetts (US)
Yearly Salary
October 12 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type


Under the general direction of the Director or designee, the Grant Writer will research and identify potential funding sources for research and other programs; prepare proposals; draft/or complete correspondence, reports, case statements, letters of intent, and other related materials; and maintain funder files, database and spreadsheets.


  • Responsible for all private and public grant proposals and reports, as well as cover letters, application forms, and grants acknowledgements.
  • Research grant prospects regularly via varied tools such as online databases and funding source websites.
  • Maintain detailed private and public funder prospect spreadsheet, including proposal and report deadlines
  • Research recent local, regional and national trends and relevant data, and incorporate into grant language
  • Create and package all proposal and report materials, including the necessary attachments
  • Maintain all grant-related electronic and hard copy files
  • Support enterprise-wide projects. Develop, lead, coordinate, and document medium size projects. May lead sub-components of a larger project.
  • Process and track all incoming manuscripts for a major journal housed at UMMS, from receipt to publication. Communicate, service, trouble shoot with contributing authors, providing support during all phases from receipt of manuscript to publication
  • Support Editors and provide project management to publisher: facilitate timely communication and trouble shooting Ensure appropriate, updated budgets and other financial statements are included with proposals and reports in conjunction with Business Manager
  • Track all foundation and governmental funder communications via database
  • In conjunction with the Director, strategize on approaches to prospective funders, ensure we are meeting deadlines, and ensure a consistent message and language
  • Support the department in all fundraising efforts, including events, annual appeal, individual solicitations, etc.
  • Perform other duties as required.



  • Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Public Administration, or equivalent experience.
  • 5 years in grant writing, or related experience.
  • Excellent computer skills, proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Excellent analytical skills, as well as written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Ability to work well with others as well as be independently motivated.


  • Experience in biomedical research strongly preferred



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