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Rutgers University Grant Writer in New Brunswick, New Jersey

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The School of Nursing is one of eight schools that comprise the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS). As part of the RBHS, the School of Nursing offers unique opportunities in education, research, and practice at a leading national research university which is the state’s premier, comprehensive, public institution of higher learning. Innovative academic offerings include bachelor’s, master’s, post-master’s, DNP and programs that are preparing nurse leaders of today and tomorrow at campuses located in Newark, New Brunswick, and Blackwood, NJ.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Grant Writer for The School of Nursing. The Grant Writer works with faculty and staff to construct, review, and edit competitive grant proposals that target NIH, foundations, government, or similar influential funding sources. Proposal development, predominately focused on rigorous research, may also periodically include clinical practice or educational projects. The Grant Writer assists faculty and staff in developing grant writing skills. This position reports to the Associate Dean, Nursing Science. The Grant Writer also, collaborates with the Office of Research Support, Grants & Contracts in order to increase SON’s capacity and competitiveness for funding opportunities.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Provides full life cycle editing and writing support for grant submissions, including managing timelines and project milestones, collecting figures, and information from various sources, editing documents and coordinating with multiple stakeholders involved in the submission.

  • Researches and identifies potential funding sources to support research.

  • Remains current in interpreting proposal requirements of high priority funding sources.

  • Assists with interim and final grant reports, thank you letters, and other communications with funders.

  • Responsible for collecting, researching and analyzing data.

  • Provides workshops on the fundamentals of good grant writing, general preparation of the grant application (i.e., specific aims, research design, budgets, analysis of reviews and strategies for rebuttal and re-application).


Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Master’s degree in Nursing, Biomedical Sciences, Life Sciences, Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering or related field

  • A minimum 3 years experience writing successfully funded research grant proposals to NIH, other federal agencies, governments, and/or foundations

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Excellent writing, computer, and communication skills

  • Highly organized with demonstrated ability to work independently with minimum supervision; independent judgement

  • Research background; expert in preparation of research grant proposals for submission to NIH or other federal agencies

Preferred Qualifications
  • Doctoral Degree

  • Research background

  • Experience with preparation of proposals from the health and/or social sciences

Equipment Utilized
  • Microsoft Office software; familiarity with specialized software to navigate, NIH RePORTER.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • Routine Office Environment

Recruitment/Posting Title: Grant Writer

Job Category: Staff & Executive - Administrative & Support

Department: College of Nursing

Position Status: Full Time

Daily Work Shift: Day

FLSA: Exempt

Grade: 07

Annual Minimum Salary: 77435.000

Annual Mid Range Salary: 98013.000

Annual Maximum Salary: 118590.000

Standard Hours: 37.50

Union Description: Admin Assembly (MPSC)

Payroll Designation: PeopleSoft

Terms of Appointment: Staff - 12 month

Position Pension Eligibility: ABP

Posting Number: 19ST3964

Posting Open Date: 09/05/2019

Regional Campus: Rutgers University-Newark

Home Location Campus: Rutgers University-Newark

Location Details: Newark, NJ,07102