Grant Writer
Xanadu Quantum Technologies Inc.
Toronto, ON

Grant Writer

Xanadu — Toronto, Ontario

Summary of Position and Responsibilities

The selected candidate will be in charge of writing, editing, and coordinating Xanadu’s grant applications, related documents, and approved projects. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Identifying grant and funding opportunities
  • Researching, writing, and editing proposals and reports
  • Writing grant applications and proposals in a highly persuasive and professional manner
  • Ensuring that ongoing reports to government, corporate, and other funders are prepared in a timely manner while adhering to high standards
  • Attending presentations, pitches, and any other important interactions with current and potential funders
  • Developing workable implementation plans, work flows, and procedures while communicating changes effectively to the team(s) involved in the project
  • Improving future proposal-writing results by evaluating and re-designing processes, approaches, coordination, etc.
  • Facilitating all proposal and project milestone meetings (e.g., strategy, kickoff, review, etc.)
  • Compiling and editing information from various departments to ensure that the final submission/report has a uniform and coherent appearance as well as a singular voice

Basic Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree — a degree in English or Communications is considered an asset
  • 1-2 years of experience in a grant submission, technical writing, and project coordination role
  • Experience in substantive editing, stylistic editing, and copy editing

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

  • 3-5 years of experience in a grant submission, technical writing, and project coordination role
  • Technical background in engineering and/or sciences
  • Advanced knowledge of scientific writing, technical publishing, grammar, syntax, and usage
  • Experience working with TeX-based typesetting tools
  • Bilingual working proficiency (English and French)

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Self-motivated with a willingness to learn
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced independent working environment
  • Ability to multitask, remain flexible, and manage multiple projects simultaneously with numerous deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail and time management skills
  • Working proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • High level of professionalism

Summary of Company

Located in the heart of Downtown Toronto, Xanadu is a technology start-up focused on building a full-stack photonic quantum computer. With a team of top-tier researchers from MIT, Harvard, and Columbia leading the technical development, Xanadu’s quantum cloud technology for artificial intelligence and simulation will enable the discovery of new applications while revolutionizing computational capacity.

Xanadu has secured a large seed funding round from world-class venture capitalists. We are always on the lookout to recruit the best-in-class talent to support the development and execution of our technology, which will drive new innovations and generate lasting global impacts.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Grant Writer: 1 year (Preferred)