Science/Grant Writer (2 Year Fixed Term)

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Stanford University, School of Medicine is seeking a Science Writer (2 Year Fixed Term) to work under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, whose research focuses on neural circuits and social behavior. The Science Writer will write high-quality drafts of proposal components as well as review, edit, and format such documents. Proposals will be directed to federal as well as non-federal agencies. The Science Writer will draft figures and text for publication to scientific journals and slide presentations at national and international meetings.

Duties include:

·        Perform various exploratory, information-gathering, and research functions to obtain factual information for written publications and grants.

·        Compile supplemental materials (i.e., images, video links, spreadsheets, biographies, executive talking points and other written materials) that support written communication.

·        Explore, develop, and maintain collaborative relationships with everyone in Lab.

* - Other duties may also be assigned


·   Bachelor’s degree in science is preferred; English/Literature degree with appropriate exposure or technical competence in Sciences will also be considered

·   Experience in Scientific writing

·   Proficient in the creation of PowerPoint/presentation software, and Adobe Photoshop and/or Illustrator


Bachelor's degree and two years of related experience, or a combination of education and related experience.


·        Proven success in writing for publication in print, web, and other platforms.

·        Excellent writing, interpersonal, and oral communication skills with proven ability to present, write, edit, and organize thoughts in a clear, concise, and well-organized manner.

·        Professional demeanor and ability to deal with a variety of personalities.

·        Thorough command of the English language and grammar.

·        Firm understanding of web technologies and applications, including social networking, social media tools, and current communication trends.

·        Ability to manage and prioritize multiple deadlines.

·        Excellent time management skills.

·        Experience with Microsoft Office Suite.


·        Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.

·        Frequently stand/walk, sit, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, and use a telephone, writing by hand.

·        Occasionally reach/work above shoulders, grasp forcefully, and sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.

·        Visual and auditory acuity, including color vision required.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


·        Occasional work on evenings and weekends.

·        Occasional travel

The expected pay range for this position is $74,000 to $85,000 per annum. Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.


·   Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.

·   Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.

·   Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,



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