Job Posting for the Center for Surgery and Public Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital: Grant Writer

Title: Grant Writer, Grant Writing and Development

Organization: Center for Surgery and Public Health (CSPH)

Summary of Position

CSPH seeks a Grant Writer to provide essential support to faculty and fellows in developing grant proposals/applications in the areas of surgical health services research and implementation to advance the Center’s pursuit of external funding for research projects supporting its mission.

The Grant Writer will support CSPH investigators through all phases of the research proposal process, partnering with investigators from the time of project inception through research protocol and proposal development and submission, as well as the dissemination and reporting of findings.

In consultation with CSPH investigators and senior management, the Grant Writer will assist in writing, reviewing, and revising proposals to federal, foundation, and other sources of funding. The Grant Writer will work closely with senior management and 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. The Grant Writer will be a resource for manuscript development and provide content for other research deliverables such as progress reports.

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. He/she must demonstrate excellent communication, and interpersonal skills, ability to interact effectively with all levels of a research and clinical professionals. Candidate must be able to lead special projects through to completion.


  • Work closely with Faculty, Fellows and Staff through entire phase of proposal development to write, review, revise, and provide feedback to develop proposals into strong and polished proposals.
  • Conceptualize and create diagrams, figures and tables related for proposals, manuscripts, abstracts and other deliverables.
  • Assist Faculty in researching background information, statistical, and analytical information to support proposals.
  • Analyze program data for responding to Request for Proposals (RFPs).
  • Support content needs for research deliverables including manuscripts, abstracts and reports.
  • Provide expertise and guidance on proposal requirements.
  • Interact and communicate with senior management, program level staff, during the proposal design, development, and implementation phases.
  • Communicate with senior management and investigators on program goals and objectives, scope, feasibility, and program funding needs.
  • Maintain a tracking system of proposals, follow up to provide additional information as required by funding sources and report regularly to the Administrative Director.


  • At least 1-3 years of grant writing experience in an academic scientific setting required.
  • A proven track record in grant writing and report writing, with success in securing funding targets.
  • Significant familiarity with the federal funding process and key proposal components for both federal and foundational awards.
  • Exceptional and concise writing skills with the ability to translate quantitative findings and complex science for funding and communications purposes.
  • Experience managing multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.
  • Strong quantitative skills, effective communication and exceptional organizational skills are essential
  • Master’s degree in related field – completed or in process of completion –required; MPH or MHS strongly preferred.

Competencies Required

  • An exceptional writer who has a clear understanding of the academic research landscape and the unique challenges and opportunities.
  • An exceptional observer and tactician who can advance a project agenda within a busy surgical environment and amid competing priorities.
  • A self-starter with strong analytical skills with the ability to conceptualize and transform ideas into realistic, implementable proposals.
  • A team player with the ability to motivate efforts to meet deadlines and goals.
  • A highly organized worker with a strong attention to detail with the ability to manage competing timetables and responsibilities.
  • A creative, energetic individual committed to realizing the potential of the dynamic vision of the CSPH.

To Apply: Contact CSPH Administrative Director Melissa Poleo,

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