Job Posting for Center for Surgery and Public Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital: Project Manager/Grant Writer, Per Diem

Title: Project Manager/GrantWriter

Organization: Center for Surgery and Public Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Hours and Working Conditions: Per Diem; The environment is fast paced and might require evening and weekend work around deadlines.

Brief Summary of Position

In consultation with CSPH investigators, the Project Manager will assist in writing, reviewing, and revising proposals to federal, foundation, and other sources of funding. The Project Manager will work closely with program staff to submit funding proposals within strict grant guidelines and deadlines. He/she will research and draft persuasive, succinct research documents using statistics and correlate funding opportunities with Center needs. He/she will work with Principal Investigators to conceptualize and create diagrams, figures, and tables for proposals, manuscripts, abstracts, and other research deliverables.

About the Organization

Established in 2005 as a joint initiative of Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), CSPH’s mission is to advance the science of surgical care delivery by studying effectiveness, equity, and value at the health system and population levels, to inform policy, and to provide support for faculty and trainees committed to excellence in surgical health services research (HSR). CSPH’s expertise in HSR also informs its work in addressing the burden of surgical disease in lower- and middle-income countries and resource-poor settings.


Advanced degree (MPH, MHS, PhD, or ScD) in health care related field or equivalent full-time experience (3-5 years) performing health services research, planning, or evaluation in a responsible position.

The candidate must demonstrate strong analytical and advanced writing and comprehension skills. He/she must have excellent organization and time management skills and ability to work independently. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in grant writing and reporting writing. He/she must demonstrate excellent communication, and interpersonal skills, ability to interact effectively with all levels of a research and clinical professionals.

  • Experience writing, reviewing, and editing grants
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are required for working with the study staff and participants
  • Ability to navigate and solve problems independently and creatively
  • Excellent organization skills to ensure timelines are achieved
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills that display professionalism
  • Experience working with study participants or patients is preferred


  • Completes scientific writing which includes grant writing, proposals, and manuscripts
  • Assist in the development of project plans, timelines, and deliverables
  • Support manuscript development
  • Support in the development and preparation of grant proposals and templates
  • Manage and advance multiple projects simultaneously
  • Conducts literature searches to inform research and grants
  • Other duties as assigned

To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to Melissa Poleo, CSPH Administrative Director,