Proposal Writer (Analytical)

Durham, North Carolina, United States Full-time

Position Title: Proposal Writer (Analytical)
Job Location(s): Durham, NC (or Longmont, CO)
Start Date: ASAP
Employment Type: Full-Time
Starting Salary Range: Competitive
Job Requisition #: 18056

Avista Pharma Solutions is a contract testing, development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) encompassing over 200,000 square feet of laboratory and manufacturing space across three locations (Agawam, MA – Durham, NC – Longmont, CO), providing pharmaceutical, animal health and medical device clients with a broad suite of scientifically-differentiated services.


  • As Technical Proposal Writer, you will be responsible for interacting with Business Development (BD) team and external customers on Requests for Proposals (RFPs).
  • You will coordinate with BD to schedule Subject Matter Expert (SME) meetings for RFP reviews.
  • Additionally, you will be responsible for working with key stakeholders to clearly define project scope, strategy, resource requirements, timelines, deliverables and pricing.
  • As a (Analytical) Proposal Writer, you will work closely with BD to achieve budget, optimize profit, and fill the schedule.
  • You will also be responsible for writing high quality technical proposals for various service offerings (ex. for Analytical team).
  • You will maintain accurate and timely updates to
  • As Technical Proposal Writer, you will play a proactive role in developing and applying new approaches, procedures, and processes.
  • You will work to ensure accurate timelines and pricing is provided within proposals for forecasting activities.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Chemistry
  • Chemistry lab and/or GMP manufacturing work experience (in Analytical) required.
  • Experience writing analytical chemistry, process chemistry and/or drug product manufacturing proposals
  • Knowledge of CDMO market pricing and conditions useful
  • Proven experience in strategic pricing and planning
  • Experience with Service Agreements useful
  • Preferred proficiency with or similar CRM tool


  • Analytical chemistry, process chemistry and/or drug product manufacturing expertise
  • Ability to write highly technical proposals
  • Strong business acumen and problem-solving skills
  • Planning and organizing
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, cross-functional team
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills with both internal and external customers
  • Effective negotiating skills

Avista Pharma Solutions is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.