Proposal Writer

Durham, North Carolina, United States Full-time

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

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


  • As Compendial 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.
  • You will be responsible for writing high quality proposals for various compendial and clean room service offerings.
  • You will maintain accurate and timely updates to
  • As Compendial 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 or Microbiology
  • Pharmaceutical and/or medical device compendial testing lab work experience
  • Experience writing microbiology, analytical chemistry and/or clean room services proposals
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical and medical device compendial testing market pricing and conditions useful
  • Proven experience in strategic pricing and planning
  • Experience with Service Agreements useful
  • Preferred proficiency with or similar CRM tool


  • Microbiology, analytical chemistry and/or clean room services 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.