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Scientific Grant Writer

Gladstone Institutes
San Francisco, CA
Start date
Apr 30, 2024

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Clinical, Clinical Documentation
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Biotech Bay

Job Details

Lab/Area:Mucke Lab


Who we are:

The Gladstone Institutes is an independent, not-for-profit research institution. Its mission is to improve the health and well-being of all people through medical research and education in neuroscience, cardiovascular biology, immunology, and stem cell biology. Home to notable leaders in science and biomedicine, Gladstone comprises five institutes as well as various centers and programs. All of its approximately 600 members are aligned in their mission to carry out or support science that overcomes disease. Located in an award-winning building at the Mission Bay Campus, Gladstone offers a competitive salary and benefits program. It provides an ideal environment for those seeking to maximize and fully leverage their potential. Consider Gladstone and make a difference in human health.

About the role:

The Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease seeks a talented Scientific Grant Writer to support its faculty members in preparing, writing, and submitting grant applications, progress reports, and other fundraising materials. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to help a dynamic and highly interactive group of investigators elucidate fascinating brain functions and overcome devastating neurological diseases.

What you will do:

  • Help identify suitable funding opportunities

  • Write and edit high-quality grant applications to a variety of funding agencies

  • Assemble and organize preliminary data, figures, protocols, and other relevant documentations

  • Prepare budget justifications

  • Ensure the timely submission of grant proposals by managing timelines and effectively interfacing with Grants & Contracts teams and subcontracted external organizations

  • Write/edit progress reports

  • Write/edit philanthropic proposals and reports

  • Contribute to concept and content generation for visual materials, including schematics and other illustrations

  • Write, organize and develop website content

Professional Development and Colleagues:

  • Attend leading-edge courses and scientific meetings

  • Work closely with creative investigators and trainees using science to overcome disease

  • Link up with a collaborative community of scientific writers, editors and illustrators

  • Network across the Bay Area and beyond

Additional Information:

  • Title and salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

  • We are open to remote or hybrid work, although at least part-time presence at the Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco is strongly preferred.

  • The Gladstone Institutes is committed to improving diversity, equity and inclusion in the neuroscience field and is an equal opportunity employer.

What you will need:

  • Ph.D. or Master’s degree

  • Ability to prepare comprehensive documents that are logically structured, well written and compelling

  • Strong record of contributing to the writing of grant applications that were funded by the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense or major foundations supporting disease-focused neuroscience research

  • Experience in putting together complex center and program project grants would be a plus

  • Postdoctoral training in neuroscience and a strong publication record would be viewed as additional strengths

What traits and characteristics are expected?

  • Quick grasp of complex scientific problems and opportunities

  • Ability to effectively work with a diverse group of investigators and administrators

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

  • Exemplary attention to detail

  • Self-motivated and eager to make a big difference

  • Strong commitment to building and maintaining a positive work environment

If this role is not for you:

Please stay in touch and to see a complete list of our open career opportunities, please visit:

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Gladstone Perks & Benefits

  • People–work with talented, committed, and supportive teammates within an organization that values each member of its community.

  • A meaningful place to grow and learn–whether it’s your professional skills or scientific knowledge, we have the resources and environment to advance either so you can better support Gladstone’s mission to drive a new era of discovery in disease-oriented science and to mentor tomorrow’s leaders in an inspiring and diverse environment.

  • Healthy work/life balance–you are highly engaged and productive at work because you can have time to recharge and enjoy a vibrant life outside of work.

  • Compensation–competitive salary. Title and salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

  • Excellent benefits–generous medical, dental, vision, retirement plan, paid vacation, commuter benefits, access to free shuttle transportation.

​Gladstone is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other non-job related characteristic. We make all employment decisions so as to further this principle of equal employment.


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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1650 Owens Street
San Francisco

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