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Working title:

Grants Manager - Department of Surgery

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Degree and area of specialization:

Bachelor’s degree (minimum) in health administration, the biological sciences, the social sciences, business or related field or a Bachelor’s degree in other field with at least three years of substantial involvement or familiarity in research or sponsored programs administration either in a sponsoring or recipient organization or the equivalent in a self-funding organization.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

- Experience preferably in medical, research, or educational setting.
- Previous experience in research and grant activities.
- Knowledge of NIH and other federal and university regulations for the conduct of research preferred.
- Grant writing experience preferred.

Principal duties:

The primary role of this position is to support members of the Department of Surgery and the Department of Urology engaged in sponsored research or other sponsored activities (such as training grants) through professional administrative activities to maintain and build on the vibrant and expanding Surgery and Urology research portfolio. This includes advising and assisting faculty and academic staff in developing and submitting grant applications, contract proposals, progress and final reports (and related budgets for all); keeping faculty and appropriate staff apprised of status of grants, current contract or grant policies, regulations and guidelines made by granting agencies (especially NIH) and campus research offices; acting as liaison between principal investigators (PIs) and granting agencies (including electronic research administration/ERA issues), University offices, etc.; and meeting with faculty and academic staff to identify research interests and to develop funding strategies and plans. This position also requires a thorough knowledge of grant proposal development (including related budget development and maintenance issues), the conduct of research and administration of research activity, and highly effective communication, organizational, and motivational skills. The ideal incumbent will embrace personal accountability to meet tight and critical deadlines and take initiative to support Surgery and Urology research goals. Specific duties include:

65% Pre-Award Processing/Proposals

- Write non-scientific portions of grant proposals, contracts, subcontracts, and reports as appropriate. This may include administrative and resource sharing core components, budget justifications, and description of resources and environment (in consultation with the Department Administrator), etc. Provide administrative support (or oversee such support as appropriate) to ensure applications are accurate and complete (including collection and maintenance of informati

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