Grants Coordinator

Aurora, CO
Sep 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

*Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at*

University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Neonatology

Grants Coordinator (Research Services Professional)

Position #1582 - Requisition 11110

The Department of Pediatrics, Section of Neonatology has an opening for a full-time, University Staff (unclassified) Grants Coordinator (Research Services Professional) 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.

Job Summary:
The Department of Pediatrics, Section of Neonatology has an opening for a full-time Grants Coordinator to work at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. Neonatology specializes in the care of premature and sick infants and is driven to provide the best in current and compassionate care. This mission is realized through the provision and advocacy of high quality, coordinated programs of family-centered patient care, education and research. The major function of this position is to provide comprehensive oversight and management of sponsored programs to the Principal Investigator(s) and their designees. This position will work with both basic and clinical research. This position will be an integral part of the team and will be expected to complete other tasks as assigned.

Examples of Work Performed:
  • Assist with overall grant preparation including but not limited to: formatting, gathering required documents from multiple stakeholders in multiple institutions, editing bio sketches, preparing references, preparing budgets, and developing tables and figures.
  • Provide comprehensive oversight and management of sponsored projects for both clinical and basic research.
  • Prepare COMIRB Protocols and Continuing Reviews.
  • Prepare Institutional Animal Care Use Committee (IACUC) protocols.
  • In collaboration with the department of pediatrics grant specialists, route grants and contracts for signatures as per established deadlines and prepare and submit proposals through InfoEd or directly through sponsor's grant management website.
  • Identify new funding opportunities
  • Prepare manuscripts.
  • Collaborate with PI's to submit all Progress Reports, primarily using NIH eRA Commons.
  • Present reports to Section Head and Administrator as requested (active/inactive grants with outstanding balances, grants expiring over next fiscal period, grants submitted during last six months).
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

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

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.


Minimum Qualifications
  • A bachelor's degree in public health, public administration, social/behavioral sciences, physical sciences, nursing, healthcare, finance, accounting, business administration, business, or a directly related field from an accredited institution and 1 year of professional level experience with grant administration.

Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor's degree on a year for year basis, but not the specific experience.

Condition of Employment:
  • Must successfully pass a drug test through Children's Hospital Colorado.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience interpreting and applying policies from multiple levels of authority (federal, state, and institutional).
  • Experience serving as a resource and/or point-of-contact to others.
  • Experience submitting NIH grants.
  • Experience with human subject research including submitting COMIRB proposals and continuing reviews.
  • Three (3) or more years of professional experience working in government, non-profit and/or academic administration.

Competencies/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail are of the utmost importance.
  • Time management, independent thought, problem solving, and communication skills are essential.
  • Demonstrated ability to self-manage priorities and be proactive in resolving issues
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a high level of tact and diplomacy
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a diverse community and with individuals at all levels of the organization.

Special Instructions to Applicants:*Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at * REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: 1). A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 2). A current resume/CV. 3). List of 3-5 professional references. Questions should be directed to Rhonda Buckner at

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. Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled.

Job Category: Research Services

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20943 - SOM-PEDS Neonatology-GenOps

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Oct 9, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Rhonda Buckner

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00001582