Cedars-Sinai Senior Grant Writer (Research/Scientific/Medical) in Los Angeles, California

The Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Center is looking for a Senior Grant Writer to join its growing team to provide high-level guidance to Principal Investigator(s) on scientific writing and grantsmanship. The Senior Grant Writer is responsible for developing high-quality proposals, collaborating with all levels of faculty, researchers, and administrators to develop, edit, and complete scientific communications (grants, manuscripts, protocols, reports, regulatory applications, abstracts, poster presentations, and other presentations). The Senior Grant Writer is expected to search and identify potential funding sources to support research. The emphasis of the position is primarily in writing/editing of grant proposals at advanced levels for submission to a variety of funding institutions that would include the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense and other federal and private sources. The Senior Grant Writer is also responsible for preparing moderately complex clinical study documents and sections of regulatory submissions. The Senior Grant Writer contributes scientific knowledge and analytical skills to the preparation of grant proposals, manuscripts, presentations, protocols, and clinical regulatory documentation.


•Discuss new grant ideas/specific aims with Principal Investigator(s) and accordingly write drafts of specific aims page, research plan (significance, innovation, experimental design), response to reviewer critiques, reference section, and other sections as needed for grant applications or proposals.

•Facilitates writing, editing, and preparation of high quality written scientific documents for grant applications, publications, scientific manuscripts for peer review, white papers, protocols, and other scientific or administrative reports. This includes writing, editing, proofreading, and formatting documents.

•Facilitates writing, editing, and preparation of high quality written scientific documents for grant applications, publications, scientific manuscripts for peer review, white papers, protocols, and other scientific or administrative reports. This includes writing, editing, proofreading, and formatting documents.

•Provides grant/proposal editing and writing services to support the Principal Investigator(s) in developing high quality and highly competitive grant proposals for submission to federal, state, non-profit, internal, and/or private funding agencies and organizations.

•Provides full life cycle editing and writing support for grant submissions, including managing timelines and project milestones, collecting figures, illustrations, and information from various sources, editing documents and coordinating with multiple stakeholders involved in the submission. Works closely with the department research administration office, clinical research office, Sponsored Research and Funds Administration Office, and other Cedars-Sinai compliance offices to compile and submit grant applications in a timely manner.

•Working closely with the principal investigator (PI), takes a lead role in project management and preparation of grant proposals. Support includes: advice on grantsmanship, editorial support and standardized language for administrative sections, as well as managing the project management and scientific writing process, including team-building and coordination; establishing workplan, timeline and deliverables; and draft preparation, review and revision.

•Works with Principal Investigator(s) to develop, present, and bring to final submission high quality, large, multi-disciplinary, and multi-collaborative grant proposals.

•Maintains up-to-date grants calendar and tracks deadlines for reports, letters of intent, and grant submissions.

•Prepares progress reports and updates for federal, state, non-profit, and/or private funding agencies and organizations.

•Prepares protocols (including amendments and informed consents), reports, and manuscripts for publication.

•Edits and proofreads abstracts, posters, and presentations for style and content.

•Searches the internet and other sources to match federal and non-federal funding opportunities to the Principal Investigator(s)’s research and interprets the funding opportunities for the Principal Investigator(s)

•Follows established Cedars-Sinai and department policies, rules and regulations and ensures compliance with all federal, state, and local agencies.

These statements describe the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all tasks. Other work duties may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Educational Requirements:

Master's in Biomedical Sciences, Life Sciences, Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacy, Biomedical Engineering or related field is required. PhD in listed fields is preferred.

License/Certification/Registration Requirements:

Certificate or Substantial Coursework in English or Writing is preferred.


•Seven to ten (7-10) years minimum experience in extensive scientific/medical writing experience, including research proposal development and scientific mansuscript is required.

•Seven (7) years of experience in solid scientfic/research background is required.

•Five (5) years of experience working in an academic medical center is required.

•Five (5) years of experience working on biomedical science grant applications and formats is required.

•Three (3) years of demonstrated experience in writing protools for clinical trials is preferred.

Physical Demands: (e.g., lifting, standing, walking)

Able to perform moderate lifting. Able to sit, stand and walk for prolonged periods of time. Able to read papers and online documents. Able to operate standard office equipment. Able to exercise physical ability and perspective acuity to satisfactorily perform essential job functions. Duties will require walking throughout the Medical Center.

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.