Grants Officer, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Los Angeles, California
Jul 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health (FSPH), Office of the Associate Dean for Research, invites applications for the position of Grants Officer. The UCLA FSPH wishes to expand research and training opportunities at the school by providing additional research support services to faculty and staff. To fulfill this need, the FSPH is conducting a search to fill the position of Grants Officer who will facilitate the school's efforts to identify, define and develop funding sources to support existing and planned program activities that will provide research training support for FSPH students and visiting scholars. The candidate will participate in the development, writing and submission of training-related grant proposals, including the review of sponsor guidelines and providing recommendations to make sure the funding requirements are met in the grant proposal. The candidate will develop and carry out procedures designed to increase the quality of proposals to increase funding success, as well as provide technical assistance and skilled writing/editing support for contract and grant proposals. The candidate will be responsible for the collecting, analyzing, and reporting data on the performance of training activities to support proposals of new training grants, as well as for progress and final reports of existing training grants.

The successful candidate needs to have outstanding verbal and written communication skills, with a minimum of 3-5 years of demonstrated experience and skill with writing and editing research grant proposals, IRB applications, and manuscripts for peer reviewed publications. Experience with training grants is preferred. The candidate should have a strong understanding of contract/grant regulations and proposal requirements, as well as a well-established track record of contributing to the writing, preparation, and successful competition for external funding opportunities. The Grants Officer should have the knowledge and experience of grant proposal review processes (e.g., NIH proposal review/scoring), and having familiarity with federal rules and regulations as pertains to the administration of higher education grants is preferred. The candidate must have excellent proofreading and copy editing skills, as well as computer and database management skills. The incumbent must be highly organized with the ability to implement systems and follow-up processes, including the ability to effectively work under pressure, use independent judgment, produce quality work within tight time constraints, and have excellent skill in setting priorities to meet rigorous deadlines and reflect accurately the relative importance of job duties and assignments. The candidate should have experience in performing systematic reviews with search engines (e.g., PubMed), as well as experience using reference software programs, such as EndNote. A doctorate in public health or related field is preferred.

The Fielding School of Public Health is located on the main UCLA campus. The UCLA community has a strong track record of and commitment to interdisciplinary and collaborative research. UCLA has made equity and diversity guiding principles in its future development. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.




Application Instructions

Applicants must submit their qualifications via UCLA's Career Opportunities website at  Reference position # 25333.     AA/EEO


The complete listing of qualifications is available on UCLA's official job posting.



UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 12 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy -

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