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NewsJob Posting – Science and Grant Writer

Mar 2, 2023

Position:  Science and Grant Writer

Research and Facilitation, Level B

Salary Range: $65,626 – 78,782

Term: Maternity leave replacement – May 2023 – September, 2024

Job Description Summary
The Science and Grant Writer (SGW) will be responsible for developing, writing, publishing and editing scientific papers and grants along with a wide variety of research related documents within the UBC James Hogg Research Centre also known as the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation (

Major responsibilities include but are not limited to: identifying, developing, preparing and coordinating academic manuscripts, research grant and academic proposals, letters of intent, background documentation, research program rationales, ethics submissions, and other documents.

Organizational Status

The SGW will work directly with 32 Principal Investigators who hold UBC faculty appointments with various departments of the UBC Faculty of Medicine. The SWG will also report to the HlI Grant Writer and Grants Team Facilitator and will interact with other members of the Centre, and collaborators from other departments within the University of British Columbia. The SGW may also interact with other local, national and international collaborators.

Work Performed

-Identifying, developing, preparing and managing academic manuscripts for publication

-Responsible for writing ethic submissions for our centre Investigators

-Responsible for the writing of research grant proposals, academic proposals and letters of intent

-identifying funding sources and develops funding applications

-Writing, editing and providing editorial review feedback on scientific and technical documents, grant proposals, letters of intent and other scientific documents based on communications with authors, editorial boards, staff, internal reviewers and other sources of feedback.

-Responsible to liaison between investigators, authors, staff, trainees editorial board and publishing staff to assist in research initiatives, concepts and results into written documentation, and disseminating information

-Responsible for developing a timeline and framework for publication and grant deadlines;

-Managing and collecting, and coordinating relevant grant information, research budgets, statistics and curriculum vitae;

-Act as liason to HLI research fellows, assistants and students for writing and writing related tasks when requested;

-Meeting department and institutional requirements for obtaining signatures and approvals on grant applications;

-Performing other related duties.

Consequence of Error/Judgement

The SGW is required to conduct all research facilitation activities in an ethical manner following approved guidelines. Confidentiality must be respected when dealing with research data. Errors made could influence the ability of research staff to meet critical deadlines, as well as compromise the results of research projects, and therefore impact the credibility of the investigators and the Department. As data and results may be disseminated to other research partners, their results, credibility and ability to secure more funding can be negatively influenced.

Supervision Received

Considerable latitude for the SGW s work is provided. Direction is provided by PI’s. The SGW is expected to develop a work plan and timelines, and to exercise a considerable amount of judgment and initiative in their duties and responsibilities. Direct day-to-day supervision will be provided by the Grant writer and Grants Team Facilitator.

Supervision Given

The SGW will provide assistance to staff, students and research fellows, as required.

Preferred Qualifications

Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. PhD preferred. Minimum of three years’ experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in peer-reviewed, scientific/technical writing and grant writing/fund-raising for non-profit organizations

Previous experience in writing successful funding application(s) editing and formatting accepted manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed medical journals

Knowledge and understanding of academic grant process, research ethics and academic publication policies/procedures preferred Ability to be thorough, accurate, and have a high level of attention to detail. Ability to deal effectively with a diversity of people. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to compose correspondence, reports, presentations, and other written materials using clear concise business English. Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and priorities. Ability to prioritize and work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines. Strong analytical, problem solving, decision making and organizational skills

If you are interested in this opportunity please send a cover letter and your CV to