Grant Editor

University at Buffalo
March 17, 2023
Offerd Salary:$60,000 - $70,000
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Position Information

Fiscal Year 2022-2023

Position Title Grant Editor Classification Title Administrative Staff Assistant III Department Office of Research Advancement Posting Number R230044 Posting Link https: // www. Employer Research Foundation Position Type RF Professional Type Full-Time Appointment Term Salary Grade E.3

Posting Detail Information

Position Summary

The Office of Research Advancement (ORA) is seeking an experienced Grant Editor. The Grant Editor is a professional possessing excellent technical writing capabilities with specialized skills and experience in critical analysis of biomedical, life-sciences, engineering, and other fields of university research and educational design and content development.

The successful candidate will work closely with principal investigators and multi-disciplinary research teams to edit research grant proposals and related supplemental documents. The ability to perform scientific literature reviews is preferred. The Grant Editor will also conduct seminars and workshops on scientific writing and grantsmanship. This position reports to the Associate VP for Research Advancement, Office of Research Advancement.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review and edit scientific content of research grant proposals, letters of intent, concept/white papers, and supplemental documents to aide faculty in developing competitive grant submissions. Editing includes, interpreting complex information and ensuring narrative content is clear, concise, responsive, and compliant with sponsor guidelines.
  • Review and interpretation of reviewer comments in consultation with faculty to successfully address all reviewer comments and develop competitive resubmissions.
  • Develop and produce multimedia presentations and seminars for university faculty and researchers related to grantsmanship and scientific writing. Content must provide faculty with knowledge and skills to improve the competitiveness of their research proposals.
  • Participate in and contribute to proposal team meetings and cross- disciplinary working groups, to facilitate efficient development, packaging, and submission of proposals. Provide proposal management for faculty, if needed.
  • Skills:

    The successful candidate will possess the ability to understand and critique complex scientific information, theories and practices, and present clinical data objectively in a clear, concise written format. Must have the ability to think critically about a variety of topics and understand the intricacies of different scientific fields and funding agencies. Must be competent in searching for and synthesizing scientific literature relevant to research projects. Ability to understand large, complex datasets, ability to interpret statistical analyses and grasp strengths and limitations of proposed research study design.

    They will demonstrate customer centric-skills and the capability to collaborate effectively with clinicians, researchers, and non-technical personnel. They will be highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to work independently as well as within cross-disciplinary teams. Must have ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work effectively in a deadline- driven environment.

    Outstanding Benefits Package

    Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

    About The University at Buffalo The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America's leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

    As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and 2 years of relevant writing and/or editing experience.
  • Must be skilled at understanding funding opportunity announcements.
  • Must have experience conveying scientific or technical information to a broad audience of stakeholders.
  • Must have thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in a STEM-related field or PhD degree in any field.
  • Scientific/medical writing experience in a university setting.
  • Understanding of the culture of different funding agencies, specifically NIH, NSF, and/or DoD proposals.
  • Medical Writer Certified (MWC) or BELS credentials.
  • Physical Demands Salary Range $60,000 - $70,000 Work Hours

    8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

    Campus North Campus Posting Alerts Special Instructions Summary Is a background check required for this posting? No Background Check Notification

    Contact Information

    Contact's Name Sarah Koss

    Contact's Title Finance & HR Assistant Contact's Email [email protected] Contact's Phone 716-645-3321

    Posting Dates

    Posted 02/14/2023

    Deadline for applicants Open Until Filled Date to be filled


    Number of references required 3

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