Grant Coordinator

Boulder, CO
May 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Institute for Behavioral Genetics (IBG) welcomes applications for a Grant Coordinator. The Grant Coordinator will provide support to the Director and Chief Financial Manager of IBG by coordinating various aspects of grant proposals, creating and maintaining proposal databases, assisting with the publication of the IBG Annual Report, and serving as the Coordinator for the International Workshop on Twin Methodology.

Who we are:

The Institute for Behavioral Genetics (IBG) is an organized research unit at the University of Colorado dedicated to conducting and facilitating research on the genetic and environmental bases of individual differences in behavior.

Founded in 1967, IBG is one of the top research facilities in the world for genetic research on behavior. Data collection and analysis are ongoing for several internationally renowned studies including the Colorado Adoption Project, the Colorado Twin Registry, the National Youth Survey Family Study, the Colorado Learning Disabilities Research Center, and the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. IBG is home to one of the nation's largest DNA repositories for research on human behavior, as well as housing a wide array of behaviorally and genetically defined lines of selected, recombinant inbred, transgenic, and knockoutgene mice. Current research includes studies of aging, neurodegenerative disease, psychopathology, reading and learning disabilities, cognition, substance abuse, behavioral development, and evolution.

What your key responsibilities will be:

Grant Proposal Support

Provide support to faculty, research associates and pre- and postdoctoral trainees and fellows in the coordination, completion and submission of grant proposals to university, state, federal, and private agencies.

Twin Workshop Coordination

Serve as the Coordinator for the International Workshop on Twin Methodology and organize event planning including catering, reception functions. Coordinate Faculty honorarium payments, travel reimbursements, and other administrative details.

Certification and Protocol Tracking

Assist Faculty and Researchers to track and maintain current protocols, such as IACUC, IRB, and CITI certifications.

IBG Annual Report Support

Assist in the overall organization of material for the institute's Annual Report. This includes working with the Director, Chief Financial Manager, faculty, administrative staff and IBG web managers in compiling and coordinating information, editing information, assembling photos, and serving as a liaison to the Publications Office.

Procurement Assistance

As a procurement card holder, make small purchases, reconcile and reallocate charges, and process travel and other reimbursement requests.

What we can offer:

Annual base salary for this position will be based upon background, experience and education. In addition, the University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Be impactful. Be engaged. Be collaborative. Be Boulder.


What we require:
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. A combination of education and/or related professional experience may be substituted for the bachelor's degree on a year-for-year basis.

What you will need:
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Faculty, staff, collaborators, and vendors both within and outside of the University.
  • Outstanding customer service skills.
  • Very strong attention to detail and organization.

What we'd like you to have:
  • At least one year of experience in preparation of grant and contract proposals, preferably in a higher education environment.
  • Intermediate/Advanced knowledge of MS Office applications. Strong preference for at least one year of experience working with University of Colorado systems, including Concur, Peoplesoft, and/or Cognos)
  • Experience planning events in a University setting, including knowledge of processes and procedures.
  • At least one year of experience with Adobe Professional or similar editing software.
  • Knowledge of the eRA system used for electronic proposal development and tracking.

Preferred qualifications may be used to further reduce the pool of applicants to those who are most highly qualified.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Please apply by May 26, 2017.

If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at All other job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact for this posting.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Application Materials Instructions:To apply, please submit the following materials to this posting at

1. A current resume.
2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience meet the job requirements and outlines qualifications.

Please combine materials into one document and upload as titled: Last-First-09393.
Please do not upload references at this time.

Job Category: Research Services

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10079 - Institute for Behav Genetics

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: May 12, 2017

Closing Date: May 26, 2017

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00733122


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