As our Senior Science Writer/Editor, you will be responsible for research grant development activities including compiling of proposals, ensuring re-solicitations and continuation applications, progress reporting, grant writing to corporate, foundation and government agencies as well as development of academic products (e.g. manuscripts, book chapters, abstracts). You will be charged with assisting in securing and maintaining governmental and non-governmental funding in support of the maintenance and expansion of the Department Chair's research programs in accord with goals and priorities.
Your principal responsibilities include: 1) Developing an annual grants solicitation plan in concert with department chair to federal, non-governmental, foundations and updating the plan as necessary; 2) Researching, analyzing, developing, and responding to federal, state, non-profit, and private funding agencies and organizations; 3) Identifying, preparing, writing, and submitting multiple grant proposals in collaboration with department chair's goals and priorities; 4) Assisting in the development of research papers and proposals, support research, and coordination with broader efforts; and 5) Training and development of academic output for faculty, fellows and residents.
In this role, you will also be responsible for development, writing, and production oversight of written materials for research projects and the coordination of scientific materials for research programs including public lectures and other lecture series, conferences, visiting scholars, educational outreach to other research teams for possible collaboration. You will also be responsible for relations with related external and internal organizations, coordination of annual scientific event materials and development of scientific conference themes.
Demonstrated oral and written communication skills including the ability to speak respectfully, clearly and distinctly, use appropriate vocabulary and grammar, negotiate difficult situations, provide appropriate context, and frame communications in an acceptable manner.
Ability to employ these skills to communicate with a wide spectrum of people, including academic researchers, health care professionals, patients, and staff.
Demonstrate strong awareness of employee's own capacity (e.g., strengths, weaknesses, skills, and knowledge) in role and experience working with other staff to make decisions, get advice, and problem solve.
Strong interpersonal skills to develop and maintain cooperative, professional working relationships with project staff members, other UCLA staff, investigators, subcontractors, and the general public.
Strong organizational skills to maintain the workflow of a fast-paced, high-volume project in an efficient manner.
Skill in prioritizing assignments under heavy workload with competing deadlines and requirements.
Skill in working independently while keeping track of ongoing project deadlines and following through on assigned tasks with limited oversight.
Proven ability to work accurately, within budget, and in timely fashion.
Ability to manage multiple and ongoing activities simultaneously while cultivating emerging opportunities.
Knowledge of project management concepts, including workflow and needs analysis.
Skill in analyzing environment, identifying interdependencies, foreseeing issues, conceptualizing, and implementing strategies to solve complex problems.
Bachelor or Master of Science/Bachelor or Master of Arts degree strongly preferred
Minimum 10 years of experience in grant opportunity prospecting and proposal writing and overall production.
UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
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