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UT Health Grant Writer | UT Physicians in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Grant Writer | UT Physicians

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 210002M2

Position Summary:

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 will work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team to gather documentation and fulfill various funding bodies requirements to seek funding on behalf of the organization formally. The ideal candidate should have experience preparing grant submissions for a variety of both intramural and extramural funders such as Centers for Medicaid/Medicare Services (CMS), Agency for Health-Related Quality (AHRQ), National Science Foundation (NSF) as well as non-profits such as Episcopal Health Foundation and Houston Endowment. This position will also support the development and editing of manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication and white papers for organizations and external leaders.

Position Key Accountabilities:

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

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

  3. 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.

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

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

  6. 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.

  7. Assists department with writing executive summaries, white papers, high-level summaries, infographics, and other tools to show the departments impact in addressing health disparities, access to care, and containing healthcare costs.

  8. Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Excellent written communication skills

  • Knowledge of the scientific process and understanding health outcomes, applied healthcare settings, and public health

  • 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

Minimum Education:

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

Minimum Experience:

Five years of writing and editing science-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 such as Centers for Medicaid/Medicare Services (CMS), Agency for Health-Related Quality (AHRQ)

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up-to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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