Grant Developer

Job ID 2019-1832

Clinical/Medical/CME United States


Medscape, a division of WebMD, develops and hosts physician portals and related mobile applications that make it easier for physicians and healthcare professionals to access clinical reference sources, stay abreast of the latest clinical information, learn about new treatment options, earn continuing medical education credits and communicate with peers.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Writer, Assoc Grant Development

Medscape Education is seeking an experienced grant writer to play a leading role in the development of proposals seeking funds to develop continuing medical education (CME) programs, which are published on the leading healthcare professional education site,


Working exclusively within the oncology therapeutic area, the writer is responsible for all steps and interactions required to write and prepare proposals for submission within agreed focus, budget, and timeframe to the highest quality and with minimal supervision. Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensure proposals are clinically appropriate and instructionally sound and adhere to ACCME standards
  • Lead proposal initiation calls with internal stakeholders to obtain details and direction for proposal development, confirming timelines, clinical focus, and educational tactics, and outcomes assessment plans
  • Write clear and succinct needs assessments that provide evidence for identified clinical practice gaps, that follow recognized standards, and are supported by internal and external data
  • Use internal templates and tools to write proposals that tell a compelling story on the rationale, instructional intent, and value of the proposed educational solution
  • Incorporate revisions based on input from cross-functional internal and external proposal reviewers, including account managers, clinical strategists, medical education directors, and copyeditors, to ensure high-quality grant submissions and improve the likelihood of external grant awards


  • Education requirement:
    • Advanced scientific degree preferred in a medical or science-related specialty, together with some experience writing medical content
    • Bachelor's degree in life sciences, public health, or clinical sciences may also be considered, with several years’ experience writing and editing complex medical content
    • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, technical writing, or English may also be considered, with several years’ experience in medical writing at a highly technical level
  • Experience requirement:
    • At least 4 years’ experience writing grant proposals is preferred, with a superior ability to incorporate data, visuals, and narrative into a compelling written story
    • At least 4 years’ experience in the medical education field may be considered, including work at a medical education/communications company, professional medical publisher, academic institution/hospital/university center, or medical society
  • Background in the field of oncology is useful to be conversant with key/emerging issues related to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment
  • Excellent editorial (editing and writing) skills, preferably in the area of grant/proposal and needs assessment development
  • A flexible mindset and excellent time management and organizational skills to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously in a highly deadline-driven environment, while taking into consideration stakeholders based across multiple time zones
  • Ability to deliver results with minimum supervision by suggesting plausible solutions and creatively using existing resources in a productive and/or innovative way to quickly deal with unforeseen issues and to ensure that timelines are consistently met
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills (verbal, written, listening)
  • Ability to maintain friendly and productive relationships with internal stakeholders through clear articulation and an effective communication style
  • Excellent computer skills, which include working remotely on shared networks and cloud-based systems
  • Attention to detail with high level of accuracy
  • Positive attitude, very high energy, and willingness to accept varied assignments
  • Availability for a limited amount of travel (~10%)
  • Process oriented, able to find new ways to improve existing processes and to learn and adapt to evolving processes

Preferred Skills:

  • At least 2 years’ experience working with cross-functional teams and external partners toward common objectives
  • Superior ability to describe medical/public health issues, clinical scenarios, and complex scientific data to a non-technical audience
  • Experience using Workfront, Box, Salesforce, and Tableau
  • High degree of proficiency using Microsoft Word; at least basic skill level in Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat