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Working title:

Research and Faculty Development Advisor

Official title:


Degree and area of specialization:

Masters degree required; PhD preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Must have a minimum of two years full-time equivalent of relevant job experience in an academic environment and experience in a science research setting.

Expertise in one or more of the following program areas is preferred: research training programs, research program development, or educational opportunities for minority/underrepresented groups.

Successful grant writing experience is required.

Must have experience in collaborating effectively with different segments of the university community and the diresable candidate will possess the personal and professional qualifications to inspire the respect and trust of faculty and trainees.

Principal duties:

The Department of Surgery is a rapidly growing department with over $18 million in extramural research funding. The Department ranks 6th among surgical departments in the nation for its level of NIH funding. The Department of Surgery is seeking a Research and Faculty Development Advisor to further expand the research enterprise through development of new research programs.

(45%) Contribute to success of junior faculty developing independent research programs.
o Advise junior faculty on effective grant strategies including grant application trajectory and identification of grant opportunities.
o Review and edit grant applications.
o Identify and help to identify potential pitfalls to increase likelihood of funding.
o Ensure junior faculty are receiving adequate mentoring.
o Ensure junior faculty are effectively utilizing department and institutional resources to help ensure success.

(40%) Lead the development of interdisciplinary, multi-investigator program project and center grant applications.
o Assist in identification of lead investigators, assemble research teams, and identify collaborators.
o Contribute significantly to writing of high quality, cohesive grant applications.

(15%) Maintain and expand the portfolio of funding supporting research training programs.
o Acquire extramural funding for future program directions in research training to complement the existing portfolio of training grants in the department.
o Maintain existing training grants; serve as primary writer of competing renewals.
o Manage progress and evaluation of existing programs to ensure long-term success.

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