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#97777 Grant, IRB, Manuscript Writer and Coordinator

Filing Deadline: Mon 2/25/2019

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 02/13/19 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 02/25/19. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Department of Pediatrics is one of the largest departments within the School of Medicine with approximately 171 Faculty, 50 post-doctoral fellows (both MDs and PhDs) along with over 300 support staff (not including hospital staff). In addition, the Department has 57 clinical residents and fellows distributed across the Divisions. The missions of research, education and patient care are intertwined, and are integral to the goals of the department.

Under the general supervision of Professor Jack Gilbert, you will serve as the Grant, IRB and Manuscript Writer and Coordinator. In this role, the incumbent is responsible for researching, developing, and writing grant and IRB proposals and for reviewing manuscripts.

For grants, will assess overall fundraising objectives and planning strategies under which the proposal objectives will be attained with minimal supervision. Conduct needs assessments, oversee data collection, input, analyze, and evaluate program activities for proposal submission. Organize and interpret complex data and write clear communication. Writes or edits a variety of comprehensive and difficult material for stylistic consistency, logic, organization, rational development of content, and emphasis.

Research and selects sources for and conducts interviews, and ensures accuracy of written pieces. Recommends content and layout, edits, and coordinates production of a variety of printed and online material, or conversion of printed pieces to online formats and archives. Will work with grants aimed at multiple federal agencies (NIH, NSF, NIJ, etc.) and private foundations. Proposals will have a broad range of themes, but all be centered around microbiome research.


  • Bachelor's Degree in related area; and equivalent experience/training.

  • A minimum of three (3+) or more years of relevant experience.

  • Proven knowledge of NIH grant procedures and the ability to write large NIH grants, assemble and coordinate large multi-institutional grants.

  • Thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of writing, grammar, syntax, style, and punctuation.

  • Demonstrated thorough knowledge of appropriate editorial style and publication guidelines.

  • Superior skills to write clear, lively, engaging and compelling copy in a variety of styles appropriate to target audiences and/or the broader public, while ensuring adherence to the location's message.

  • Thorough knowledge of issues in higher education, a specialized academic discipline or field and/or health sciences.

  • Strong knowledge of computer applications for publishing, image handling, and/or web production.

  • Demonstrated thorough research and fact verification skills.

  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills to effectively communicate, collaborate, establish and maintain good working relationships with a diverse population.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with tact, diplomacy, flexibility, professionalism, and discretion.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • May be required to work evenings and weekends.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!


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