Research and Grant Writer

Princeton University

United States

December 6, 2021


Research and Grant Writer

Requisition # 2021-13771

Date Posted 12 hours ago(11/24/2021 10:59 AM)




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The Research and Grant Writer will assist graduate students, postdocs and the PI of a large and active research group in the Department of Chemistry. This individual will help with the development of sponsored research grant proposals, fellowship applications, and research manuscripts, including writing content, editing and organization. An advanced degree in organic chemistry, with an emphasis on organic catalysis, is required.

This is a 50% time, one-year term position.


This position will support graduate students, postdocs and the PI in a large research group to organize, write, edit and submit research manuscripts, and sponsored research grant proposal and fellowship applications.

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring that writing is accurate and proposals are prepared prior to the deadline.
  • Editing manuscripts, and grant applications to ensure they are appealing and compelling. Ensuring that grant proposals are formatted correctly and respond to the funding agency requirements.
  • Assisting with manuscript submission process, as needed.
  • Qualifications
  • Must have 5+ years of experience in academic science writing, including preparing and submitting manuscripts and grant proposals.
  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate exceptional communications skills, including written and verbal, have the ability to understand complex information and quickly translate it for scientific peer and lay audiences, work well with a diversity of people, be proactive and able to work in a collaborative manner in an academic setting.
  • Must have strong personal initiative, be able to manage competing priorities and adhere to deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft desktop applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and publishing platforms.
  • Advanced degree in organic chemistry with emphasis on organic catalysis.
  • Experience in scholarly publishing preferred.
  • Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

    Standard Weekly Hours


    Eligible for Overtime


    Benefits Eligible


    Probationary Period

    180 days

    Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


    Estimated Appointment End Date


    Physical Capacity Exam Required


    Valid Driver's License Required


    Experience Level

    Mid-Senior Level


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