Grant Writer

Location: Amherst, NY


The Grant Writer for Frontier Science is responsible for writing grant proposals for the organization; this includes proposal content for data management, statistical, infrastructure, operations, and other support services to individual investigators, clinical trials groups, government agencies, pharmaceutical companies, and academic institutions in the area of medical health research. This individual will work alongside the Business Development Team to respond to funding opportunity announcements and submit applications. Additionally, the Grant Writer will provide administrative support to the Executive Team to ensure proposals are addressing the needs of the organization. As part of this role, the Grant Writer will navigate and facilitate grant submissions to ensure all criteria for the grant submission have been met.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Write, format, and edit written content for grant and proposal submissions
  • Navigate and facilitate funding announcements to address all areas outlined in the RFA
  • Build a library of grant/proposal content for FS departments
  • Develop comprehensive fund raising strategies by identifying corporate, academic and government prospects, alongside the business development team
  • Align local, state, and federal grant and proposal opportunities with Frontier Science’s strategic goals
  • Provide oversight of each grant as part of the grant life cycle
  • Regularly meet or exceed internal deadlines for proposal submissions
  • Provide timely updates and necessary documentation to key stakeholders of the grant submission process.

The responsibilities listed above are not a comprehensive list, and the employee may be asked to perform other professional tasks with reasonable consideration as necessitated by business demands.

Reports to: Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Controls over position:

The Grant Writer will be assigned work by the COO, CEO and may work alongside the organization’s’ Grants Coordinator.

Required qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in related field
  • At least 4 years of experience authoring grants/proposals for clinical trials and/or observational studies
  • Strong knowledge of grant funding for not-for-profit organizations, specifically 501(c)(3) applicable to local, state, and federal regulations
  • Prior experience with NIH grant submissions
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite
  • Expertise in navigating funding announcements to address all criteria outlined in the RFA
  • Possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to multi-task and manage multiple submissions at once
  • Prior experience with project management
  • Excellent writing skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in a related field

Travel: This position will be based out of the Amherst, New York office but consideration will be made for a full time remote employee. Even if full time remote, the employee may be asked to report to the Amherst office as needed. In addition, the employee may be requested to travel to the organization's other office locations based in Boston, Massachusetts and Madison, Wisconsin.

A cover letter must be submitted to be considered for this position. Applications will be received through the ADP Workforce Now Career Center using the following link: ADP Workforce Now Frontier Science Career Center.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.