Scientific Writer

Job Summary
The Scientific Writer will serve as an administrative resource to help fuel new opportunities for both specific scientific programs within the lab and the Institute as a whole. This position will be required to develop and submit a wide array of grant applications to various types of organizations with total dollar amounts ranging from $50,000 annually to +$2M.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
• Investigate funding opportunities and develop and submit proposals to foundations that support the overall mission of the Institute, including but not limited to; shared infrastructure, core facilities, equipment, specific scientific initiatives and other institute-wide investments.
• Work directly with the Development team to enter Salesforce database information in an accurate and timely manner.
• Complete progress reports as needed.
• Utilize tools such as Foundation Directory as well as preexisting relationships with foundations in order to find common interest between LJI and the granting agency.

• Assist postdocs with the submission of fellowships and training grants.
• Utilize tools such as Pivot in order to find funding opportunities.

Institute Initiatives
• Develop and submit opportunities for initiatives that cannot be funded by traditional NIH grants.

Equipment Grants
• Work with core facilities to develop and submit funding opportunities for major equipment, including both federal and non-federal awards.

Federal Awards
• Assist faculty with administrative supplements, detailed budgets, and large multi-investigator awards.

Leveling Requirements
PhD in Immunology or similar field with proven success in scientific and/or technical writing. Must be able to communicate and work well with both administrative and scientific staff. An entrepreneurial spirit and “no task too big or too small” attitude is a must. Communication is a primary function of the job, therefore the ability to speak and write in excellent English is essential, as well as the ability to convey complex research programs on both a technical and lay level.
Qualities that will be considered a strong advantage include; being up-to-date on the latest advancements in immunology, comfortable with technology (Salesforce), and a pleasant personality that can simultaneously meet tight deadlines.
The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and include an outstanding benefits package.

How To Apply
Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of three professional references. Please enclose all documents within a single attachment. To apply, please click HERE

About LJI
In 2016, LJI was ranked as one of the best places to work in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal. The Institute hosts 24 world-renowned faculty and over 70 postdoctoral researchers hailing from 21 different countries. LJI is located in the Science Research Park on the campus of UC San Diego, with easy access to the San Diego life sciences community and all that the area has to offer.