Temporary Grant Writer (6 month/Benefits Eligible)
Department of Food Science
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and Cornell University's second largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being.
The Abbaspourrad Lab research is focused on the rational design and synthesis of emulsions to fabricate multi-compartment emulsion-based vehicles for regulating lipid digestion and bioavailability in gastrointestinal tract. Another theme of our research is to understand the molecular and physical factors that impact bioavailability and stability of lipid and lipophilic food ingredients and develop effective emulsion-based systems and encapsulation technologies to enhance ingredient stability within food matrix. Our team seeks a committed, hardworking, and high performing Project Associate to help the PI and team be most successful.
The role of the Grant Writer is to write grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations such as NIH, NSF, DoE, DoD as well as identify, define and develop funding sources to support existing and planned program activities as well as writing, and submission of grant proposals, as well as researching, identifying, developing and responding to public and private grant opportunities.
This is a six month temporary appointment with possibility of extension dependent on funding and performance.
What we need:
We need an individual with strong quantitative and analytical skills. Strong writing skills and experience with grant writing and writing reports to funders. Strong verbal communications skills and proven ability to build and maintain positive relationships with partner organizations.
Ph.D. in Chemistry, Material Science, Food Science, Chemical Engineering, Bio Technology, Bioengineering, Physics, or closely related field; and three to five years' experience in grant writing or equivalent combination of education and experience..
Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office – Word, Access, PowerPoint and Excel) as well as database management skills.
Candidate must be highly organized with the ability to implement systems and follow-up processes, use independent judgement and produce a quality work product within tight time constraints.
Keen and natural attention to detail.
Experience working with culturally diverse communities.
Must be flexible, solutions-oriented, highly collaborative and inclusive. Be a team player who values diversity of thought and opinion.
Proven record of accomplishment in securing new funding opportunities, comprehensive knowledge of research, ability to analyze and interpret diverse data, and the ability to distinguish and identifying funding opportunities for special programs.
Must have and maintain a valid and unrestricted NYS driver's license.
This position requires an individual that is available to work a non-standard schedule as needed. This is not a typical 9 am-5 pm, Monday through Friday position due to the many active projects that are in process in the Abbaspourrad Lab.
2-3 years of postdoctoral experience
5 years of grant writing experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position.
Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.
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