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Summary The incumbent will serve as a scientific grant writer and will be responsible for identifying, preparing, writing, and submitting multiple grant proposals in collaboration with the ANA committees and key ANA; and prepare supporting documentation and reports to meet grant guidelines. Funders include private, federal, state, and corporate partners. The incumbent will assist with identifying funding opportunities and engage both internal and external resources throughout the pre-award and development process, while adhering to the vision and mission of the ANA. Key Responsibilities Include: Writing neurology and neuroscience proposals, for a diverse array of grants for ANA programs (i.e. Annual Meeting, Translational & Clinical Research Course, ANA On Demand Education, etc.) Managing the grant writing lifecycle including grant reconciliation in collaboration with the Accreditation & Education Collaborating closely with ANA Executive Committee, Scientific Program Advisory Committee, Executive Director and Accreditation & Education Manager to aggressively develop grants Researching potential funding sources on an ongoing basis to meet funding priorities and evaluates viability of funding announcements Developing and maintain knowledge of important clinical issues and industry trends in central nervous system therapeutic areas Maintain a centralized calendar of funding deadlines and opportunities shared with the staff office & invite alignment with significant ANA program and initiative timelines (e.g., podcast episode release dates, meetings, etc.) Essential Skills: Excellent written communication skills, including writing, editing, and proofreading Capability to adapt editorial style based on the target audience Expert at Microsoft Office; familiarity with G-Suite applications a plus Astute listener with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with diverse groups of professionals Expert at working well under pressure with short timelines and at meeting critical completion deadlines, managing simultaneous grant applications Ability to successfully work independently as well as thrive in a goal-oriented, dynamic, team-based environment Find creative solutions and make good decisions based on experience and analysis Establish rapport with key players, and work under pressure with team to meet deadlines Ability to access ProposalCentral to view/obtain materials Strong organizational skills Ability to integrate feedback rapidly Minimum Qualifications: Master of Science in life sciences with a focus on disease of the CNS Extensive successful grant proposal development/writing required A minimum of 5 years experience as a scientific writer Additional Experience Preferred: Experience securing annual funding targets > $300K Experience on review committees, preferably as a reviewer Experience in scientific writing in CNS disease-related fields Compensation: $50,000 per year [1] Submission Details: Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for at least three (3) professional references in the application Failure to submit correct materials/documents may result in an incomplete application Required Documents: Resume or Curriculum Vitae Cover Letter Three (3) Writing Samples Interested applications should application materials to ANA Executive Director Nadine Goldberg at by Friday, February 21, 2020. [1] Contract is for one year with the option to renew on an annual basis based on performance and funding.
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