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Research Grant Writer

at university emergency medicine foundation

Posted: 10/1/2019
Job Reference #: 138
Keywords: research

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Providence, RI

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Research Grant Writer

Brown Emergency Medicine (Brown EM) is the academic emergency medicine physician practice plan of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University.  Brown EM provides emergency department staffing for Rhode Island Hospital, the only Level I trauma center in this region; Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Rhode Island’s only children’s specialty hospital; The Miriam Hospital, a leading community teaching hospital and Newport Hospital, a community Magnet Hospital.  Brown EM member physicians and providers treat over 250,000 patients per year at our 4 clinical sites, drawing patients from Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut.  As a non-profit foundation, Brown EM is committed to its mission and vision of academic and research support.

Brown EM is looking for a part-time, (approx. 16-18 hrs/wk) Research Grant Writer who will be responsible for writing grant applications for our organization.  The Research Grant Writer will work collaboratively with physicians and research scientists to write coherent, organized and compelling proposals with the goal of increasing the number of successful grant submissions, especially to federal funding agencies.  This individual will also be responsible for identifying and responding to funding opportunities for research, drafting research budgets, literature reviews, and editorial tasks related to the preparation of grant applications. The Research Grant Writer may also collaborate with team members in the organization to assist with other fundraising projects, preparation of other scientific documents, and development of relationships with stakeholders.

The Research Grant Writer will report to the Vice Chair of Research and will be based in Providence (partial remote work is also possible).  The position responsibilities will be customized to the qualifications of the person filling the role. Other responsibilities may include:

  • Responsible for conducting the full range of writing activities required to prepare grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources
  • Writing, editing, and proof-reading grant proposals in concert with a (principle investigator) PI and his/her research team
  • Identifying grant writing opportunities
  • Maintain current records in database and in electronic files
  • Assist the EM Grants team in grant tracking and reporting
  • Track statistics relevant to development and provide department with written materials necessary for donor stewardship
  • Assist with other fundraising projects as requested
  • Perform research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants
  • Notify EM Faculty when a domain specific FOA is discovered that is a good match for faculty members

The qualifications for the position are:

  • Master’s degree or terminal degree
  • Previous experience with research in any of the following fields: clinical medicine, public health, health services research or other STEM field
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel, and Adobe
  • Ability to make high quality illustrations (e.g., tables and figures)
  • Competency in performing thorough literature searches
  • Ability meet deadlines while performing and prioritizing multiple simultaneous tasks
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Demonstrates ability to clearly communicate verbally and in written form
  • Productive when working independently or as part of a team
  • Must submit a background release form and demonstrate proof of being free form disqualifying information
  • Previous experience with clinical, health services, or basic science research grants
  • Two plus years grant writing experience
  • Familiarity with grant budgeting and application procedures
  • Excellent knowledge of fundraising information sources
  • Previous experience and success submitting grants to the National Institutes of Health,other federal applications, and foundation awards

Successful candidate must submit to a background release form, demonstrate proof of being free from disqualifying information and must possess a driver’s license and access to an insured vehicle as some transportation may be required.  All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.  Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves and others.  Brown EM is an equal opportunity employer.  We strive to provide a workplace free from harassment.  For more information about Brown EM, please visit our website at