#101771 Manager of Grant Development

La Jolla, CA
Sep 20, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

This is a UC San Diego Internal Recruitment open to UCSD and UCSD Health System Staff Only

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 09/24/2019 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 09/26/2019. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Manager of Grant Development reports to the Executive Director for Cancer Research for UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center. This position serves a key leadership role in assessing grant application objectives and planning strategies under which the proposal objectives will be attained. Develops and implements strategic and collaborative science (project type grants with multiple projects and cores), multi-million dollar research grant proposals for grant continuation and new grants related to cancer research, including writing and editing scientific body of new, large interdisciplinary grant applications to Federal and other funding agencies. Conducts needs assessments; oversees data collection, input, and performs complex analysis and evaluation of program activities for proposal submission. Organizes, analyzes and interprets complex, medical, scientific and/or technical data and write clear, cogent communication. Applies knowledge of biological sciences to translate medical, scientific, and technical language into easily understood concepts. Stays abreast of and interpret for management and PIs, sponsor's rules and regulations and terms and conditions of specific grants, including those of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Develops and maintains collaborative, working relationships with the Cancer Center's leadership team and Principal Investigators (PIs). Provides consultative service to Program and Division Leaders, PIs, and internal staff regarding submission of proposals.

  • Extensive theoretical knowledge (as typically acquired through a Bachelor's degree) in a biological science, plus professional research proposal preparation experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Significant experience writing about science for both technical reviewers and the public as well as writing science proposals for government agencies including the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

  • Proven track record with writing and submitting grant applications, particularly in large science grants (project type grants with multiple projects and cores).

  • Substantial experience in performing complex analyses on policies and programs, policies and procedures relating to research.

  • Demonstrated skill in written communications (including grammatically correct English) that express complex medical, scientific, and/or technical content in understandable terms. Experienced in proofreading, editing for content, style, flow and tone.

  • Demonstrated ability to write concise, logical, grammatically correct analytical or narrative reports.

  • Sound understanding of the role of research in a major research university and its links with campus, national and international constituencies and industry.

  • Knowledge of national and international trends in research and experience with research programs.

  • Experience working in a scientific research environment.

  • Superior interpersonal, written and oral communication skills to effectively communicate, collaborate, establish and maintain good working relationships with a diverse population encompassing multi-disciplinary researchers, faculty and staff about complex research issues. Demonstrated ability to communicate with tact, diplomacy, flexibility, professionalism, and discretion.

  • Demonstrated success and skill at researching, analyzing and evaluating information for preparation of grant proposals.

  • Extensive knowledge of and experience with contract and grant policies and issues and extramural funding programs and requirements including those of the NIH.

  • Work experience in planning, implementing and evaluating programs and writing grant proposals; with demonstrated ability to develop reports and oral presentations.

  • Significant experience with grants management tracking systems and databases; experience utilizing web portals for grant submissions to various agencies (e.g., NIH and private foundations).

  • Experience in data collection, management and analysis, using web tools, relational databases, statistical software and spreadsheets.

  • Advanced degree in biological sciences or related field, and/or specialized knowledge of cancer research.

  • Knowledge of UC policies and procedures relating to research, and research facilities as well as knowledge of campus structure, research programs, databases and systems.

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

  • Some travel may be required (<5%).

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