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The primary mission of the University of Michigan Medical School Office of Research is to foster an environment of innovation and efficiency that serves the Medical School research community and supports biomedical science from insight to impact. To that end, our team is constantly striving to enhance the research enterprise, including maintaining an investigator-focused infrastructure, facilitating and diversifying investigators' avenues for funding, and streamlining research processes.
The Medical School Office of Research has numerous reporting units and programs such as the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR), the Clinical Research Calendar Review & Analysis Office (CRAO), the Fast Forward Medical Innovation, the Biomedical Research Core Facilities (BRCF), the Institutional Review Board (IRB Med), and the Medical School Grant Services & Analysis Office. Together, these teams provide the necessary support to position our researchers for success.
In our Grant Services & Analysis Office, we are seeking a Research Area Specialist Lead to support large-scale proposal development; to write and edit grant proposals; and to design, implement and manage programs, resources and events to help faculty obtain and maintain their external research funding. The position will lead the organization and execution of our flagship offering for young investigators: R01 Boot Camp, as well as champion a creative team developing new offerings in Research Development under our strategic plan.
Develop and lead educational training programs in grant proposal development for the research community, including presenting workshops, coordinating symposia and seminars, and contributing to new faculty on-boarding activities. Includes conducting proposal writing workshops, creating education for faculty within the overall strategic plan, and overseeing the Research: R01 Boot Camp - a faculty mentoring program to help new investigators develop R01 grant proposals.
Provide support for large-scale proposal development across the Medical School, including grant writing/editing, project management, development of timelines/milestones, and working closely with project teams to achieve objectives.
Develop and promote resources to assist faculty with successfully securing funding from various sponsors. Help maintain and enhance on-line resources – focusing on information realted to potential large scale funding opportunities.
Contribute to the effort to improve communications around collaboration, funding opportunities, and services, including development and dissemination of robust and useful information and news to the research community through e-mail, publications and website.
Assist the Grants Services & Analysis leadership with new initiatives and special projects, as needed.
Serve as a local resource with internal funding programs (bridging, limited submissions).
Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills with a passion for supporting faculty.
Bachelor’s Degree required.
Scientific background with educational experience preferred; generally demonstrated through a Master’s degree or equivalent experience.
A minimum of 6 years’ experience in research development, research administration, or proposal development, particularly with NIH grants and with large-scale proposals.
Strong writing and communication skills, with experience in grant writing and editing, and with a proven track record of professional writing/editing.
Demonstrated project management and organizational skills, results oriented, and ability to successfully sustain multiple ongoing initiatives simultaneously.
Ability to deal effectively and persuasively with individuals of authority; think strategically, analyze logically, and exercise sound judgment.
Ability to interact effectively with diverse audiences and represent the Office of Research Grant Services & Analysis Office as needed.
Ability to work effectively both independently and as a member of a team
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