The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, a joint research center of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, was established in 1986, and for over 30 years has provided university, government and industrial researchers with access to several of the most powerful systems for advanced computational research, communications and data storage available to scientists, engineers and scholars nationwide for unclassified research. PSC advances science across the spectrum including artificial intelligence / machine learning, medical imaging, weather modeling, and genomics.

Our team at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) is seeking a highly detailed and motivated individual to serve as a Grant Writer. This position will report directly to the Director of the PSC and will generate a variety of documents, assisting the center researchers develop proposals that will be used to acquire awards on projects pursued by the PSC and affiliates.

Core responsibilities will include:

  • Collaborate with researchers and project managers to generate proposals for new and existing projects.
  • Coordinate with internal and external collaborators to write letters of intent, research plans, biosketches, and reports.
  • Interface with senior technical management to develop documentation (e.g. user documentation, policy and procedures, etc.).
  • Engage with the Communications team to assist with developing scientific and marketing materials including press releases and content for websites.
  • Communicate progress and participate in reviews with technical staff.
  • Coaching collaborators in the area of grant writing.

Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within PSC. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued proficiencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who can effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant professional experience required.
  • Strong organization, planning, analytical, interpersonal, reasoning, and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience in working in multi-project science-related organizations preferred.
  • Able to work independently under uncertainty.
  • Experience in a technical environment a plus.

Skills and experience:

  • Highly persuasive and effective writing with the ability to write a convincing case for funding.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and external relations.
  • Deadline driven, results-oriented, accurate, and analytical.
  • Ability to establish and work collaboratively and cooperatively with a variety of colleagues from different departments.


  • Successful background check

Are you interested in this opportunity with us? Please apply