Grants Writer

Job Title: Grants Writer
Contract Type: Permanent Recruitment
Location: Newcastle, New South Wales
Reference: BBBH20521_1611885842
Contact Name: Sally Bartley
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 29, 2021 13:04

Job Description

The mission of Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) is to improve the health and wellbeing of the community by undertaking world-class research, from discovery to applied, in collaboration with their partners, the University of Newcastle, Hunter New England Local Health District and the Community.

The newly created Grants Development Team will enable HMRI to continue to build on collaboration and efficiency, and to focus on activities and projects of greatest value to delivering vital life-changing health and medical research.

About this role

The role of the HMRI Grants Development Unit is to increase HMRI's research performance and profile by partnering with senior leaders, researchers and professional services teams to secure competitive national and international research funding, increase the level and diversity of research funding and facilitate excellent research outcomes by delivering grant development strategies.

The Grants Development Unit will lead the development and submission of all competitive research grant funding, including National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) and other local and international schemes from government and industry sources.

The Grants Writer is primarily responsible for the quality control on submissions, convening and coordinating teams and preparing persuasive written fundraising and scientific grant materials including proposals, reports, solicitation letters, financial budgets and reports for government agencies, foundations, corporations, and partnerships.

Reporting to the Grants Development Manager, the Grants Writer assists in securing all grants-related funding and to fulfil grants reporting requirements, builds and maintains collaborative relationships with funders, researches and follows up with new prospects and coordinates and executes all development reporting, documentation and grant development needs for HMRI.

About you

The successful candidate will have a track record in developing successful funding applications with knowledge and understanding of research grants, funder conditions and ethics requirements in a medical research or academic setting.

You will be passionate about presenting high quality grant submissions that showcase your exceptional writing and editing skills, and your ability to understand and present complex scientific content in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences.

Your background will show a track record in fostering collaborative partnerships with stakeholders and colleagues with an ability to work independently and cooperatively with members of the team to accomplish joint tasks and common objectives.

How to apply

To access a copy of the success profile pack including position description and essential criteria, please click here. Applications should include cover letter addressing the criteria and a CV. Confidential enquiries can be made to Sally Bartley on 02 4929 1666. 

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