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The Proposal Development Manager provides leadership and oversight of the Proposal Specialists and Subcontract Administrator for the Clinical Sciences team. S/he reviews the team's proposals for accuracy and thoroughness prior to submission, and tracks the workflow of pending applications. The incumbent supports the researchers of the clinical science unit, which includes several departments across GU. Reporting directly to the Deputy Director for the Office of Research Development Service, the Proposal Development Manager has additional responsibilities that include but are not limited to:
Monitors requests in GU-Pass External Proposals to facilitate RDS and OSR tracking and workflow management.
Provides proposal development support to faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students.
Works closely with the Deputy Director RDS and other members of the proposal development team to prepare and submit multidisciplinary and complex, large-scale NIH and DOD grant proposals, as well as other application types as needed.
Trains not only the staff within his/her team, but also peers across the institution in research development and specifically for the Certified Pre-Award Research Administration certificate.
Assists departmental financial analysts as needed on post-award grant management, such as submitting effort reduction requests, budget amendments, or carryover requests.
Identifies underlying and systemic barriers (specifically in the internal routing systems in GU-Pass), and works to successfully resolve these issues independently.
Communicates solutions and improvements to peers and supervisors in RDS, the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR), UIS, CROO, and other collaborating offices.
Completes all administrative sections, including confirming with the appropriate departmental financial analyst on the projected year-end balance and efforts supported on grant for all personnel.
Acts as the liaison between RDS and CROO for the federal clinical trial per patient budgets.
Provides a grammatical review of science and other narrative sections, upon request and with advance notice.
Works closely with the Proposal Specialists and Subaward Administrator in the Clinical Sciences team and, with the Deputy Director of RDS, to provide efficient, effective proposal development support to GU investigators.
Collects and keeps on file human subject training, financial conflict of interest certifications, IRB and/or IACUC approval letters as needed.
Bachelor's degree with 5-7 years of progressive grant and contract experience; Master's preferred
Expertise in electronic grants submissions through ASSIST, Workspace, Proposal Central, Grants.gov and other electronic portals
Familiarity with all components of NIH, NSF and DOD grants and contracts, including knowledge of the Uniform Guidance
Experience and expertise in multi-program, multi-institutional budget and proposal development for complex federal funding mechanisms, including NIH P01, P30, T32, S10
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, organization skills, and ability to function in a fast-paced academic setting
Editing skills, ideally in science or medical field
Certified Research Administration (CRA), Certified Pre-Award Research Administration (CPRA) and Master's degree strongly preferred
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