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Plant Shadow


Provides substantive and developmental editorial and writing services at an advanced level for all phases of the preparation and issuance of grants, contracts, and manuscripts, emphasizing funding opportunities. 

The ideal candidate should have experience preparing grant submissions for a variety of both intramural and extramural funder.

This position will also support the development and editing of manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication and white papers for organizations and external leaders.





What You’ll Do

  • Determines proposal concept by identifying and clarifying opportunities and needs, studying requests for proposals (RFPs), and attending strategy meetings.

  • Prepares and edits grant proposals, contracts, or other Tech-related documentation, ensuring compliance with necessary standards.

  • Assists investigators with proposal editing and writing to secure extramural funding via the outreach program. Coordinates requirements with contributors and facilitates steps and divisions of labor needed to meet the submission deadline and funding requirements.

  • Provides support for the annual reporting to granting agencies, ensuring the accuracy of the information and data.

  • Assists department and collaborators with grant renewal and extension editing and writing.

  • Assists department and faculty with external publication document editing and writing. Provides major reorganization/ reconstruction of documents and extensive rewriting to enhance logical presentation, coherence, and clarity.

  • Assists projects with writing executive summaries, white papers, high-level summaries, infographics, and other tools to show the projects impact in addressing costs.

About the Role

  • Excellent written communication skills

  • Knowledge of the startup incubation process. 

  • Great organization skills

  • Ability to understand and execute complete instructions

  • Must work proficiently under tight deadlines

  • Experience with spreadsheets, reference management systems, shared cloud-based collaborative platforms

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Science, or related field.

  • 3 years of writing and editing Tech related grants, publications, etc., or transferrable skills acquired in a professional setting.

  • Experience with preparing grant submissions for a variety of both intramural and extramural funders.

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