Grant Writer

New York Genome Center
Job Location
101 Avenue of the Americas
7th floor
New York, NY 10013
Job Description

The Grant Writer supports NYGC faculty and scientists in preparing grant applications and other scientific communication materials on a wide range of genomic research topics. This role is deeply immersed in the science of NYGC and supports the institution in building and expanding a successful, independently-funded research base. S/he collaborates with diverse teams of investigators, senior leadership and administrative staff, and relates scientific and strategic goals to individual grant opportunities and other research communications vehicles. Typical grants include individual investigator, multi-PI and research center grants.


Key Responsibilities

  • Takes a lead role in preparation and project management of institutional or multi-investigator proposals in support of NYGC faculty and scientific staff.
    • Provides advice on grantsmanship, editorial support and standardized language for administrative sections;
    • Manages the scientific writing process, including proposal management, team-building and coordination; establishing timelines and deliverables;
    • Provides draft preparation, review and revision of grants and scientific writing.
  • Coordinates with and supports Sponsored Research staff to ensure timely, accurate application submission.
  • Edits manuscripts, fellowship applications, clinical research protocols and other research communications materials written by faculty and postdoctoral fellows. 
  • PhD in genetics, genomics or related discipline required;
  • 5+ year’s grant writing experience required;
  • Exceptional written communication skills required to prepare and edit competitive grant applications, publications, administrative materials, and other research communications; 
  • Experience of standard grant development concepts, practices, and procedures in a research environment preferred;
  • Ability to grasp complicated technical subjects, synthesize diverse lines of evidence and apply these abilities to technical writing required;
  • Experience handling the scientific writing and project management process for complex multi-investigator and institutional grant applications strongly preferred;
  • Ability to collaborate with diverse teams of investigators, senior leadership and administrative personnel required; and,
  • Strong project management skills and experience required.



  • Job Mastery - Knowledgeable of current role and technical skills, and the impact it has on the Center.
  • Continuous Learning – Strives to expand the depth and breadth of technical and professional skills.
  • Collaborative – Encourages participation from team members and works effectively with all levels.
  • Credible – Works with a high level of integrity.
  • Communicative – Actively listens to others and uses good judgement as to what to communicate to whom; provides feedback.
  • Focused – Utilizes efficient and effective processes.
  • Adaptable – Demonstrate flexibility with changing priorities.
  • Innovative – Develops new insights and pursues improvements.
  • Takes Ownership – Prioritizes tasks, manages time and delivers on commitments.


FLSA Status – Exempt

This position is not eligible for relocation assistance or visa sponsorship.

About Our Organization

About the New York Genome Center

The New York Genome Center (NYGC) is an independent, nonprofit academic research institution focused on advancing genomic research.  We are furthering investigation and patient care for those suffering from neurological diseases and cancer through applying our unique capabilities in whole genome sequencing, RNA sequencing, state-of-the-art analytics, and the development of genomic tools. The NYGC’s scientific focus is disease-based research in areas where we can make a significant difference:

  • Neuropsychiatric diseases (autism, schizophrenia, bipolar):  We are broadening our robust research of whole genomes of autism patients to expand into related disorders that have genes implicated in common with autism, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
  • Neurodegenerative diseases (ALS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s): Leveraging the success of our international consortium for ALS research, we are extending our work across a range of neurodegenerative diseases that have pathways in common with ALS.
  • Cancer: Our scientists are pushing forward the leading edge of cancer genomics research by focusing on whole genome sequencing of individuals with cancer and their tumors, novel population-level cancer analytics, and the application of both single cell and spatial transcriptomics.

We serve as nexus for collaboration in genomic research for the New York community and beyond, building on the combined strengths of our faculty, member institutions, scientific working groups, affiliate members, as well as industry partners. Essential to this commitment is an outstanding faculty who are developing novel approaches to scientific inquiry and leading independent research labs based at the NYGC and one of our member institutions. They also support the NYGC scientific mission and engage in research programs that are of mutual interest with the NYGC and the wider scientific community.


The New York Genome Center is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, protected veteran or military status, domestic violence victim status, partnership status, caregiver status, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The New York Genome Center takes affirmative action in support of its policy to hire and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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