• Grant Proposal Development Associate

    Job Number
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    School Of Medicine
    SOM: Peds: Administration
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Not Applicable
    Job Category
    Research & Research Administration
  • Description

    Reporting to the Director of Pediatric Research Operations, this person will work closely with child health researchers and in partnership with the Research Administration Services (RAS) personnel to facilitate the research grant application process in a variety of pediatric research programs system-wide. Projects will include work on multidisciplinary grant applications and institutional training and career development award applications. This person will also work directly with researchers to facilitate applications for early career investigators and serve as a central resource for library materials, boilerplate grant application templates, and as a knowledge repository for best practices in grantsmanship strategies. Some website maintenance duties related to this scope of work may be required. Prior experience with project management concepts and related tools is a plus.

    This role will work closely with research principal investigators to organize and produce thorough and high quality research grant applications geared toward requesting funding for research and research training initiatives. Responsible for identifying suitable funding opportunities, facilitate planning, cross-area and multidisciplinary collaborations to respond to specific funding opportunity announcements relating to grants. Responsible for forming, coordinating, scheduling and directing diverse teams for the purpose of submitting complex grant applications. Develops project plans, documents meetings and tracks action items. Facilitates brainstorming and proposal development activities. Interprets and explains funding agency and institutional requirements.


    Collaborates with scientists and research administrators to organize information into appropriate formats and provide assistance with reviewing and editing applications. Creates and maintains boilerplate templates for facilities and resources. Creates and maintains a library of successfully funded grants. Familiarity with the network and scope of the department's research portfolio. Stays apprised of all institutional research resources available to pediatric researchers. Reviews, inventories and posts funding opportunity announcements. Creates project database to track resource inputs and funding outcomes. Performs other related duties as assigned.


    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in related field and four years of experience which includes the development of scientific collaborative research grant programs, associated grant proposals and grant writing experience with particular focus on federal grants.


    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  PhD in health sciences or masters degree in health sciences plus four years of relevant experience.

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