Research Manager

May 17, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Research Manager

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The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is dedicated to providing excellent patient care and outstanding education for students, residents and fellows in the field of othopaedic surgery and musculoskeletal medicine. We are committed to advancing knowledge related to the care of conditions of the musculoskeletal system through basic science and clinical research.

We currently seek a Research Manager (Academic Program Professional 2) to work under the general direction of faculty and other management to develop, implement, and administer the vision, strategy, and goals of the assigned academic entity and programs for our Pediatric section. This position will be responsible for strategic planning, program/project management, and working with faculty, fellows, and students to develop, edit, and submit grant proposals to federal and non-federal funding agencies. The incumbent will assist with increasing the competitiveness of extramural funding proposals and with identifying strategic funding opportunities.

Duties include:
  • Consult with and offer support to faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and students in developing their research proposals. This includes proposal writing, as well as consolidating, editing and formatting of documents. Work closely with RMG (Research Management Group) on submissions, and acts as liaison between RMG and faculty. Prepare budgets and other administrative and technical sections as needed, maintain biosketches, prepare letters of support and PI waiver letters, manage milestones and deadlines, and assist with progress reports.
  • Analyze data, create reports/tables, review trends, and make program improvement recommendations. May develop or contribute to outreach strategy related to program communications, development, partnerships, and fundraising/funding.
  • Identify, establish and facilitate collaborative research teams, and provide project management support including timeline development, team organization, sub-award reporting, meeting scheduling and coordination of external reviews as necessary.
  • Write and/or edit complex content for grant proposals.
  • Contribute to and inform on strategic program/entity planning and related funding and financial sustainability.
  • Coach faculty, fellows, and students on writing grant applications.
* - Other duties may also be assigned

  • PhD in a biomedical science or related field.
  • Experience with developing, editing and reviewing of grant applications, including service on study sections or grant review committees.
  • Experience with applying for grants as a principal investigator.
  • Experience in Pediatrics

  • Bachelor's degree and three or more years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience. Advanced degree may be required for some programs. For jobs with financial responsibilities, experience managing a budget and developing financial plans.
  • Ability to develop program partnerships and funding sources.
  • Excellent oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
  • Ability to oversee and direct staff.
  • Basic knowledge of managing budgets and developing financial plans.
  • For teaching jobs, advanced degree or certification may be required for some programs.
  • Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Occasionally use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
  • Rarely sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
  • Ability to use voice to present information/communicate with others.
  • On-campus mobility.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

  • May work extended hours, evenings or weekends.
  • May travel locally.
  • Occasional overnight travel.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job: Administration

Location: School of Medicine
Schedule: Full-time
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Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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