Grant Writer / Research Program Manager

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Grant Writer / Research Program Manager🔍School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States📁Administration📅Jun 17, 2020 Post Date📅86721 Requisition #The Department of Medicine, Division of Primary Care and Population Health is seeking a GrantWriter / Research Program Manager (Academic Program Professional 2) to work with the Stanford Aging & Ethnogeriatrics Research Center (SAGE Lab team). The SAGE Lab was founded with funding from the National Institute of Aging (NIA) and Stanford School of Medicine. SAGE aims to solve many of the current problems in aging research using the latest technological tools including artificial intelligence/machine learning, precision medicine, digital interventions, virtual reality and others. We seek to foster research on diverse populations and increase involvement of junior scientists from underrepresented groups in aging research.

Under the general direction of Dr. VJ Periyakoil, the incumbent is responsible for writing and editing scientific content for proposals, research grants to various funding agencies, peer-reviewed publications, project reports and participate in other program activities. The incumbent will assist with increasing the competitiveness of extramural funding proposals and with identifying strategic funding opportunities.

Duties include:

  • Develop and manage research programs by conducting research activities, including outreach to varied stakeholders within the program, assigning resources and making program improvement recommendations that impact policies and programs.
  • Write and/or edit complex content for proposals, research grants, peer-reviewed publications, and other program activities.
  • Consult with and offer support to the Principal Investigator in developing 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 administrative and technical sections as needed, maintain biosketches, prepare letters of support, manage milestones and deadlines, and assist with progress reports.
  • Assist in writing and editing content for grant proposals.
  • Contribute to and inform on strategic program/entity planning and related funding and financial sustainability.
  • Develop or contribute to outreach strategy related to program communications, development, partnerships, and fundraising/funding.
  • Identify, establish and facilitate collaborative research teams, and provide program project management support including timeline development, team organization, sub-award organization, meeting scheduling and coordination of external reviews as necessary.
  • Contribute to strategic lab planning and related funding and financial sustainability.
  • 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.
*- Other duties may also be assigned, not all unique aspects of this job are covered by this job posting. A full job description will be shared during the interview process.
  • Masters or PhD in a biomedical science or related field or, advanced degree or combination of relevant education, training, and/or experience. Typically, two or more years of experience in area of specialization.
  • Degree or certification in clinical research is desirable.
  • Experience with developing, editing, and reviewing of grant applications.
  • Experience with science writing and successful applications for grants, from development/editing to budget development
  • Knowledge of federal funding agencies, e.g., NIH, NSF, DOD, DARPA and others, and their grant application processes.
  • Experience with science writing and budget development related to grant applications.
  • Membership in professional organizations such as NORDP, AMWA, NCURA, or others.
  • Excellent oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
  • Demonstrated skill in translating complex scientific concepts into written proposals.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse faculty with diverse needs and working styles in an academic setting
  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize them accordingly.
  • Knowledge of federal funding agencies, e.g., NIH, NSF, DOD, DARPA and others, and their grant application processes is desirable.

  • 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,

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  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more.
*- Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and 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, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.Additional Information
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4112
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: J
  • Requisition ID: 86721




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Posted: 6/6/2020
Application Due: 7/15/2020
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