Research Program Manager
*Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers.*
University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus
School of Medicine, Department of Orthopedics
Research Program Manager (Research Services Program Manager)
Position #1704 - Requisition 09488
The Department of Orthopedics is seeking to fill a full-time, University Staff (unclassified) Research Program Manager (Research Services Program Manager) position.
The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver-one of America's most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.
A national leader in health care and life sciences, CU Anschutz is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado and the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. Located in Aurora, Colo., it is one of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in the world. With six schools and colleges, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future by blending education, research and clinical care all in one place. This strategic collaboration among diverse health care fields allows knowledge to travel directly from the research bench to the patient's bedside. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus ranks among the top institutions nationally in clinical care, education and research. Its 230-acre campus, designed to enhance collaboration and interprofessional education, hosts the College of Nursing; the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health; the Graduate School; a Health Sciences Library; and two hospitals. Strategically located contiguous to the campus are a biosciences research park and the soon-to-be-completed Veterans Hospital. CU Anschutz offers two undergraduate degrees, 35 graduate degrees, and five first-professional programs. More than 4,000 students learn alongside faculty members who also make meaningful medical discoveries and provide expert clinical care through 1.5 million patient-visits annually. A hub for research and innovation, CU Anschutz receives over $400 million in research awards each year and has filed 1,300 patent applications and formed 53 new companies since 2002.
Jobs in this career family provide direct professional support of research activities. Functions include contracts and grants solicitation and administration, grant/agreement preparation, review and negotiation, regulatory compliance, sponsor communication and post and pre award management, human subject compliance, research animal management, research laboratory coordination and instruction, environmental health and safety, radiation control, hazardous materials use, disposal and training.
Program Managers are responsible for the day-to-day operation of a program, function or work unit, including the Development and implementation of processes consistent with college, school or departmental strategies and processes. These positions typically do not supervise others.
This position is charged with managing the research operation activities within the Department of Orthopedics within the University of Colorado School of Medicine under the oversight of the Director for Finance and Administration of the department. This includes strategic planning for initiatives around Pre & Post Grant/Contract management to ensure the Department is achieving its mission within research activities, while ensuring effective process, communication and outcomes within the University and Department. This role will also be responsible for: the development and organization of research infrastructure (i.e., governance, communication, operational processes) within a fast paced environment; managing communication and process flow effectiveness between all necessary organizations within the Anschutz Medical Campus (AMC) and the department; the development of budget proposals; processing grant and contract applications; managing post-award budgets; distributing salary and non-personnel expenses appropriately across all grant and contract sources; reallocating expenses as needed; establishing subcontracts; possessing standing purchase orders, projecting spending for each grant or contract; reconciling accounts monthly; as well as monitoring time and effort reporting. Additionally this position will participate in high-level strategic meetings as the Co-Chair for the Department Research Committee.
PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.
Salary and Benefits:
The hiring salary for this position is commensurate with skills and experience. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.
The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at https://www.cu.edu/employee-services.
The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.
The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.
- A bachelor's degree in business, public health administration, administration, accounting, or a directly related field from an accredited institution.
- The position requires extensive, diverse and progressively responsible experience managing grants, contracts and/or sponsored projects and program/project management in a research setting.
Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor's degree on a year for year basis.
- Master's degree business, public health administration, administration, accounting, or a directly related field from an accredited institution.
- 3 or more years of experience managing grants, contracts and/or sponsored projects.
- Experience working in an institution for higher learning.
- Experience supporting principal investigators working on research projects.
- Experience with budget development, management and analysis.
- Experience with grant submissions, and the pre- and post-award process.
Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.
- Outstanding customer service skills.
- Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.
- Familiarity and experience with research activities, including pre and post award for federal and private funding agencies.
- Ability to establish work priorities and provide follow through, to insure completion of activities.
- Proficient computer skills and experience with various software programs such as MS Word, Outlook, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint is highly desired.
- Demonstrated professional attitude and ability to work collaboratively, harmoniously and effectively as part of a team is essential.
- Demonstrated ability to manage large project initiatives to targeted outcome, produce quality work and possess strong analytical and problem solving skills.
- Demonstrated ability to lead and manage individuals.
Special Instructions to Applicants:Required Application Materials: To apply, please visit: http://www.cu.edu/cu-careers and attach: 1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV/resume 3. List of three to five professional references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references) Questions should be directed to: Jodi Naylor, Jodi.Naylor@ucdenver.edu
Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references.
Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References
Application Materials Instructions:Application Deadline: Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers. Review of applications will begin May 8, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.
Job Category: Research Services
Primary Location: Aurora
Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20259 - SOM-Orthopedics
Posting Date: May 5, 2017
Closing Date: Ongoing
Posting Contact Name: Jodi Naylor
Posting Contact Email: Jodi.Naylor@ucdenver.edu
Position Number: 00001704