Grant Writer Biomedical Research

Ochsner Health System
New Orleans

Job Description

Grant Writer Biomedical Research

Incumbent will be responsible for supporting the efforts of physician Research Principal Investigators in developing and submitting proposals and grant applications in the broad area of biomedical research to federal and non-federal funding agencies. Under general supervision from the Vice-President of Research or his/her designee, the incumbent will primarily be responsible for review of the appropriate scientific and medical literature and writing of the research grant proposal, with assistance of the Principal Investigator as necessary. He/she also will coordinate with the Office of Sponsored Programs staff to facilitate other aspects of the grant application process including identification of public and private funding opportunities, communication with funding agencies, dissemination of relevant information to Principal Investigators, completion of all necessary forms and submission of the application. Incumbent will need excellent interpersonal skills to interact with researchers and clinicians in a variety of fields, and must have a broad-based knowledge of funding sources such as federal agencies and pharmaceutical companies that support biomedical research.

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Pay for Performance with strong merit-based pay increases
Paid time-off programs for FT and PT positions
Tuition assistance
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Facilitate the development and writing of federal, foundation and/or industry research grant applications in collaboration with Ochsner Physicians and Scientists
Foster collaborative research between researchers and clinicians of multi-disciplinary fields inside and outside the institution
Work alongside the Office of Sponsored Programs staff in seeking, managing and administering grants.
Develop education and training in grant procurement and writing for Ochsner and partner staff.
Adapt behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
Other related duties as required.

Doctoral degree (MD, PhD, DO)
Preferred - For PhD, area of study should be in a health related field.
3 years of relevant professional level experience. Proven experience writing and facilitating federal, foundation and/or industry grant funding.
Preferred Post-doctoral training in biomedical research of at least 2-3 year duration.
Preferred- Nationally Recognized Grant Writing Certification
Proven high level technical writing skills including content and grammar
Excellent Oral Communication
Proficiency in operating a personal computer, standard software applications and basic statistical skills.
Ability to handle diverse responsibilities and multiple projects at one time.
Self-directed with the skills to work independently under strict deadlines
Strong organizational and prioritization skills
Ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care process
Familiarity with medical terminology
Ability to deal diplomatically with all staff, faculty and others.
May be required to travel within the State of Louisiana as well as attend national meetings at various locations in the country.
Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
Ability to plan and manage the utilization of various resources.
Ability to handle diverse responsibilities and multiple projects at one time.
Ability to drive a car and to travel when necessary.


Jefferson Highway When Alton Ochsner and four colleagues opened New Orleans first multi-specialty group practice in 1942, they envisioned providing residents of the city with the highest quality medical care delivered with an unwavering attention to the needs of patients. That vision still resonates today. Located near uptown New Orleans, Ochsner Medical Center is the original hospital and home to acute and sub-acute facilities; centers of excellence Ochsner Cancer Institute, Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Center and Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute and many of academic programs. With over 500 beds, this site highly regarded by the community and offers the opportunity to learn and provide patient care at a Magnet facility all the while gaining exposure to complex medical cases. This campus is also one of six training sites in the world for robotic surgery and is nationally-renown for quality care.


Ochsner Health System is Louisianas largest non-profit, academic, healthcare system. Driven by a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate, coordinated clinical and hospital patient care is provided across the region by Ochsner's 30 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and more than 60 health centers. Ochsner is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Hospital across three specialty categories caring for patients from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide each year. Ochsner employs more than 17,000 employees, over 1,000 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts more than 600 clinical research studies. For more information, please visit Ochsner.org or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.


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