This position will manage the development of grant applications, manuscript editing, and dissemination of research findings for the Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Disease and Global Health at Indiana University. The Grant Development Specialist and Technical Writer will directly support both the director of the Ryan White Center and the various center investigators (HIV, Malaria) in writing grant applications, progress and technical reports, and journal publications. The grant development specialist helps identify grant opportunities relevant to the center's research mission and assists the director in the submission of research plans for program grant applications. This position will oversee the coordination and development of multidisciplinary writing teams, writing proposal sections, and editing and formatting applications to ensure the submission of highly competitive grant applications.
Primary Responsibilities Include:
Counsel, direct, and assist faculty and staff in matters related to preparation, submission, and acceptance of highly competitive funding applications to major global health research sponsors including, but not limited to, the NIH, CDC, etc. Serve as primary liaison with key sponsor program officials in the development of competitive research funding applications. Investigate and answer questions about funding application requirements to ensure the development of successful funding applications. Counsel researchers and staff on the preparation of competitive funding applications including the management of multidisciplinary writing teams involving key personnel from multiple partner institutions around the globe; development of consortia agreements, budget materials, and letters of support; and institutional information to ensure compliance with university policies, federal regulations, and agency guidelines. Assist faculty and staff in identifying documents or forms needed in connection with pending or funded projects and ensures all funding application requirements are met. Ascertain the status of proposals, awards, research risk approvals, internal approvals such as route sheets, and related documents. Follow up on all correspondence to ensure that appropriate action is taken or information provided.
Manage and write the publication of manuscripts including the coordination of writing teams, researching background material, drafting outlined sections, preparing tables, editing, formatting, and submission for both the Ryan White Center Research Program.
Advises center faculty and staff in the development of new concept proposals and data requests, conduct data analyses on ongoing projects and compile and summarize findings, process results of analyses into formats for presentation and dissemination. Develop new concept proposals and data requests and process results of analyses into formats for presentation and dissemination.
REQUIRED: Bachelor's Degree from accredited university or equivalent experience, plus 3 years of experience writing grant applications, research papers, reviews and/or technical writing for scientific publications or websites. Experience in basic data analysis from global health and/or infectious disease research studies.
Degree in English, communications and marketing, business or public/non-profit administration, or writing-intensive humanities.
Proven track record writing successful grant applications, experience writing applications for NIH, CDC, NSF, USAID, or other major sponsors of research, scientific or technical writing background related to global public health, and international experience working in low to middle income countries are highly desired.
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.