Grant Writer, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Posted by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia on October 10, 2016
The Grant Writer will perform grant writing and management functions that will maximize essential support from external sponsors for faculty members of two Centers of Emphasis within the Children’s Hospital Research Institute – the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness and PolicyLab. The Grant Writer will serve as the point person on each grant project, facilitating team communication, organizing the submission process, and providing writing, editing, project planning and budgeting services and expertise.
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute is an interdisciplinary institution dedicated to conducting basic, clinical and translational research on conditions and diseases that affect children, and is part of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania research community. The Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness is a Center of Emphasis at CHOP which promotes research on how to best manage pediatric illnesses, disseminates knowledge gained from this research, and partners with other groups at CHOP to implement best practices to improve the quality of care delivered to children. PolicyLab is a center of emphasis at CHOP dedicated to achieving optimal child health and well-being by informing program and policy changes through interdisciplinary research.
Facilitation and Organization of grant submissions (35%)
- Act as the point person throughout the proposal preparation process to communicate information to and from research team members, sponsor, sponsored projects office, and research business manager; organize meetings and conference calls.
- Read and understand proposal requirements and develop plan for proposal completion including systematically collecting components (e.g. biosketches, letters of support, facilities descriptions, personnel information), determining timelines, and creating/maintaining collaborative workspaces
- For electronic submissions, upload all documents in correct format and ensure that all required elements are complete. Work with sponsored projects office to see through to submission. For paper submissions, compile all components and oversee sign-off, copying, collating and mailing of all required documents.
Grant Writing (35%)
- Write all ‘non-science’ grant sections, including facilities and resource descriptions, human subjects protection, project management, data security, organizational capabilities, budget justifications, draft letters of support, etc.
- Complete enrollment tables, compile and format references and appendices
- Compile above sections along with sections written by investigative team members (including sub-sites), ensure uniform document formatting, and oversee review and editing of entire document by team.
Grant Budgeting (20%)
- Communicate with PI to determine project needs. Gather personnel costs and contact other internal and external sources and vendors as needed to determine other project costs. If applicable, work with research purchasing office and clinical trials financial management team to determine costs.
- Develop preliminary budget and work with research business manager to formalize and place in correct format.
- Work with project team to revise as needed per grant funding limits.
Provide related grant writing support (10%)
- Identify new funding opportunities
- Create templates for commonly used grant components
- Maintain database of funded grants for access by center faculty
Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree with three years of professional experience in an academic or research institute or similar setting, or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience required.
-Demonstrated experience working with grants, contracts and subcontracts.
-Demonstrated writing ability. Interested applicants must provide writing samples, preferably samples of prior grant submissions.
-Working knowledge of key practices, regulations, policies and procedures related to grants/contracts.
-Working knowledge of grant budgeting practices
-Experience with EndNote or similar reference management tools
-Ability to prioritize, plan and execute multiple complicated and continuing grants in a timely manner.
-Ability to be professional, courteous and tactful in dealing with researchers, sponsors, research business managers and sponsored projects officers and to communicate clearly and effectively with all research partners.
-Ability to work independently to fulfill all submission requirements, and to creatively respond to obstacles and challenges to grant completion.
-Willingness and ability to manage time and priorities in a high pressure, deadline driven environment.
Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic
Additional Technical Requirements
- Microsoft Office
- End Note
- Demonstrated writing ability.
- Working knowledge of key practices, regulations, policies and procedures related to grants/contracts.
- Working knowledge of grant budgeting practices
- Ability to prioritize, plan and execute multiple complicated and continuing grants in a timely manner.
- Ability to be professional, courteous and tactful in dealing with researchers, sponsors, research business managers and sponsored projects officers and to communicate clearly and effectively with all research partners.
All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.
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