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Scientific Grant Writer

Gladstone Institutes
San Francisco, CA
Start date
Sep 25, 2022

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Clinical, Clinical Documentation
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Biotech Bay
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Lab/Area:Marson Lab


The Gladstone-UCSF Institute of Genomic Immunology seeks to recruit a talented Scientific Grant Writer to support our faculty members in preparing, writing, and submitting grant applications for extramural funding opportunities. In addition, this person would assist with preparation and coordination of needed documentation for progress reports and preparation of written and visual materials for development proposals and reports. This individual will assist with collaborative grant materials involving institute member labs – led by Drs. Alex Marson, Karin Pelka, Ansu Satpathy– as well as assistance with Marson lab-specific grants and materials. This role will further support the Director and Scientific Program and Strategy Manager with assistance in project implementation of Institute programming, meetings, and events as needed.

About Gladstone-UCSF Institute of Genomic Immunology

To harness the immense potential offered by immunotherapies, the Gladstone-UCSF Institute of Genomic Immunology combines emerging biomedical technologies at the intersection of human immunology, genomics, CRISPR genome engineering, computational biology, and synthetic biology.

This institute’s scientists deepen knowledge of how DNA sequences control cell functions in the human immune system. Their discoveries will enable the next generation of immunotherapies for cancer, autoimmune diseases, infectious diseases, and other inflammatory diseases.

This institute is the result of a close partnership between Gladstone Institutes and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). With lab space both at Mission Bay and Parnassus, it creates a unified community across the two campuses and combines UCSF’s world-class immunology and planned cell therapy efforts with Gladstone’s expertise in the host-pathogen interface, iPS cells, computational biology, and CRISPR gene editing technologies.

In particular, you will:

  • Write/edit high-quality grant proposals for submission to a variety of funding institutions.

  • Contribute scientific knowledge and analytical skills in the preparation of grant proposals, collaboration documentation, and human subjects research protocols.

  • Draft pre-award budgets for Marson lab and Institute grant proposals.

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

  • Write/edit progress reports for Marson lab and Institute grants.

  • Work closely with the Office of Sponsored Research at UCSF and the Gladstone Grants and Contracts team to compile and submit grant applications in a timely manner.

  • Draft written content for philanthropic proposals and reports.

  • Provide administrative support for institute collaborative scientific meetings and events.

  • Aid in content generation for institute visual materials, including figures, schematics, and presentations.

  • Provide planning and administrative support for institute programs focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • Contribute to the writing, organization, and development of the institute newsletter.

  • Work closely with the Scientific Program and Strategy Manager to implement and execute ongoing and future Institute programming and projects.

What traits and characteristics are expected of you?

  • Highly motivated, ambitious, possess strong planning and organizational skills and brings innovation/creative thinking about science.

  • A strong commitment to building and maintaining a positive work environment.

  • Strong skills in and enjoyment of scientific writing.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and excellent attention to detail are essential to this position.

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D., have expertise in Genetics, Genomics, or Immunology (or related field), and possess a strong record of successful grant writing proposals.

We will also consider candidates with a Master’s degree plus broad and in-depth experience in technical writing.

In addition, you should also possess:

  • Ideally 2–5 years of experience in grant writing proposals and peer-reviewed publications. This includes strong writing, editing, and preparing high-quality written scientific documents.

  • Experience in submitting grant proposals to National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, and other federal, non-profit, and/or private funding agencies and organizations.

Gladstone is a fully COVID vaccinated and boosted facility. COVID-19 vaccinations are required for all employees and visitors. In order to start working at Gladstone, individuals must be fully vaccinated and boosted for COVID.

Additional Information:

  • We are open to hybrid work, with both on-site and remote hours. The ability to commute part-time to the Gladstone Institutes in Mission Bay, San Francisco is strongly preferred.

  • The Gladstone-UCSF Institute of Genomic Immunology is committed to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the genomic immunology field, from trainees to faculty, and is an equal opportunity employer.

Additional Information:
  • Title and salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
  • Gladstone is an equal opportunity employer.


Gladstone is an independent, nonprofit life science research organization located in the epicenter of biomedical and technological innovation in the San Francisco Bay Area. Gladstone has created a research model that disrupts how science is done, funds big ideas, and attracts the brightest minds. Gladstone Institutes leads the way for innovative research in the biomedical field. We always seek dedicated and talented individuals to join our team.

Scientists know that using a diversity of approaches is often the most efficient strategy for solving a problem. New and different perspectives engender the very innovation that Gladstone prizes. This is one of the many reasons why we value diversity at Gladstone—be that a diversity of race, culture, religion, mental or physical ability, heritage, age, gender, sexual orientation or other characteristics. Our employees hail from more than 30 countries around the globe and we seek to hire the best and brightest for our diverse team of scientists and administrators. Career opportunities are available in both our administrative offices and our research areas.

Our Benefits
Gladstone offers eligible employees—and their dependents—a comprehensive range of benefits, including health insurance, retirement savings, and professional development.


  • Health and Retirement
    • A choice of medical plans, flexible spending account, and retirement account options that include employer contributions help you take care of your health and your future.
  • Time Away from Work
    • More than just vacation days, our paid and unpaid leave policies offer flexibility to help you confront different stages of life including maternity and paternity leave, as well as other types of family leave.
  • Professional Development
    • Gladstone encourages employees to seek the skills they need to remain at the forefront of their profession. By supporting professional development workshops and continuing education, Gladstone provides employees with the resources they need to evolve in their role and in their career.
  • Gladstone Cares
    • A specially selected suite of benefits to support you in and out of the workplace. Includes resources for dealing with the many stages of life to specific coverage for family planning, and back-up child or elder care coverage.
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