Title:  Grant Writer - Scientific Editor

Division:  Molecular and Cell Biology
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $60,000 - $70,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  13978


The candidate is expected to have experience with writing and editing, ideally for professional scientific venues such as journals and foundations. The candidate will work closely with faculty and trainees to improve their writing and communication. The candidate should have the ability to critically evaluate grant proposals and manuscripts in different research areas focusing on the communication aspects. The role will report to the Chair of the department and support faculty with scientific writing and editing.


The ideal candidate will have an interest in science and a passion for contributing knowledge and the experience to promote better scientific communication. The candidate will endeavor to be knowledgeable about the scientific areas within the department, and help guide grant application strategy, as well as having input on visual aspects of the scientific work. 


This role will be an integral part of the administration team in supporting both the Chair and its faculty in scientific writing and editing. The role is expected to have a big value add to the department by increasing the likelihood of awards from submitted grant applications by improving the clarity of the content presented in the grant applications.


Hybrid schedule will be considered.

Job Duties

  • Delivers comprehensive writing and editing for scientific content. Ensuring clarity of writing, grammar, and highlighting of significance of grant proposals written by faculty members and post docs.
  • Assists writers to formulate detailed concepts, convey research findings, and prepare written interpretations of data and other information for a diverse readership
  • Assists in the writing of grant reports, and other high-level correspondence
  • Assists in the design and formatting of visual materials to support written work
  • Collaborates with faculty to edit and revise manuscripts and grants to optimize clarity and impact.
  • Help customize writing projects for the specific destination (journal or foundation)
  • Lead occasional education sessions around writing with trainees
  • Assist with other writing and editing work as needed

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Communication or related field. 
  • Two years of relevant work experience with a proven track record in grant writing and program development.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD or MA in scientific or non-scientific field
  • Some experience in editing grants, papers


With your application, we would like to see the following:  

  • Cover Letter (2-page maximum)
  • Resume 
  • Samples of editing work (manuscripts, grants, etc.)



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