Principle Research Administrator/Grants Writer

Tucson, AZ
Nov 20, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Cancer Center Division

Department Website Link:


UAHS - Tucson


University of Arizona Health Sciences, Tucson, AZ 85724 USA

Position Highlights:

The University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) is the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)–designated Comprehensive Cancer Center headquartered in the State of Arizona.

The University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) is seeking a Principle Research Administrator/Grants Writer to provide support to cancer research trainees and oversee development of cancer-focused scientific training grant and fellowship applications, including NIH K, F, and T32 applications. UACC is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center headquartered in the state of Arizona. The successful candidate will report to the UACC’s Associate Director for Training and Education Coordination. We seek a dedicated professional with strong writing, organizational and people skills who is enthusiastic and is able to take initiative. Experience with cancer-focused grants is a plus.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the development of strategic goals and identify cancer research funding opportunities in the basic, prevention and clinical services.
  • Monitor, Analyze, synthesize and report on relevant funding opportunities.
  • Develop and maintain familiarity with funding announcements and guidelines.
  • Communicate with staff at funding agencies, as needed, during the preparation of grant applications.
  • Assist with the writing, editing, proof reading and electronic submission of grant applications. Support the development of budget section.
  • Organize and manage grant submission timelines.
  • Provide proposal development support. Work collaboratively with trainees and faculty who are involved in preparing grant applications.
  • Deliver educational sessions and template to teach grant application skills and facilitate grant writing.
  • Provide educational sessions and templates to teach grant application skills, and facilitate grant writing.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required; OR a Master's degree.
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience required.
  • Familiarity with federal funding mechanisms.
  • Experience in writing, supporting, and coordinating the development of grant applications.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Ph.D. in life sciences.•Demonstrated knowledge and expertise working in a clinical environment in a university setting and following university policies and procedures.•Experience in the instruction and education of inexperienced grant writers in the development of new grant applications.•Experience with NIH grant applications.



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:

$68,801 - $99,380

Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level:


Job Family:

Research Development

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Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

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Contact Information for Candidates:

Joann Sweasy - [email protected]

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Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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