Grant Development Officer

California, United States
01 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
25 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

JCC: 4112
Grade: J

The Department of Chemical and Systems Biology at Stanford University School of Medicine is seeking a Grant Development Officer at 75% FTE (Academic Program Professional 2) to work under the general direction of the department chair and other faculty to develop, edit, and submit high-quality grant proposals to federal and non-federal funding agencies. 

The department has 12 faculty, 53 graduate students, and 51 postdoctoral scholars and seeks to advance biomedical science through molecular and quantitative approaches and translate laboratory discoveries into new clinical therapies. We are one of the premier basic science departments in the country, attracting stellar graduate students and fellows who advance to positions as top scientists and academic leaders in their field. 

This position will take the lead role preparing institutional and multi-investigator grant applications on behalf of the department, including but not limited to, training grants, multi-PI, and research center grants.  Applicants should have documented success in scientific writing (writing first drafts, editing, proofreading, responding to reviewer critiques, etc.), establishing timelines and deliverables, and collaborative projects.

Duties include: 

  • Write complex content for grant proposals (text, figures, and tables). 
  • Prepare budgets and other administrative and technical sections as needed, maintain biosketches, prepare letters of support and PI waiver letters, manage milestones and deadlines, and assist with progress reports.
  • Work closely with RMG (Research Management Group) on submissions, and serve as a liaison between RMG and faculty. 
  • Revise proposals to address reviewer critiques.
  • Contribute to department’s strategic planning for research funding and financial sustainability.
  • Coach faculty, fellows, and students on grant writing.
  • Other duties may also be assigned


  • PhD in a biomedical science or related field.
  • Experience with developing, editing, and reviewing of grant applications, including familiarity with study sections or grant review committees.


  • Bachelor's degree and three or more years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience. Advanced degree may be required for some programs. For jobs with financial responsibilities, experience managing a budget and developing financial plans.


  • Ability to develop program partnerships and funding sources.
  • Excellent oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
  • Ability to oversee and direct staff.
  • Basic knowledge of managing budgets and developing financial plans.


  • Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Occasionally use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
  • Rarely sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
  • Ability to use voice to present information/communicate with others.
  • On-campus mobility.
  • Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


  • May work extended hours, evenings or weekends.
  • May travel locally.
  • Occasional overnight travel.


  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

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