Program-Team Science Specialist

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Position Type:

Permanent Staff (SHRA)

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Position Title:

University Program Associate - Advanced

Working Title:

Program-Team Science Specialist

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Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited:

Full-Time Time-Limited

If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment:

3 years

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Work Schedule:

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Department Name and Number:

Lineberger Compr Cancer Center-426801

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Position Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

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Department Description:

The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, founded in 1975, is one of 51 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the country. The Center’s mission is to reduce cancer occurrence and death in North Carolina and the nation through research, treatment, training and outreach.

Position Description:

The LCCC created a Grants Team to support interdisciplinary research groups of investigators at LCCC, as well as collaborating institutions (e.g., Duke University, Washington University, Dana Farber Cancer Institute), in submitting complex grant applications. The Program-Team Science Specialist is responsible for submitting complex grants and ensuring all sponsor guidelines and expectations of such mechanisms are met. This position will work on multiple, unique, complex grant applications. They will coordinate and communicate with research team members (e.g., Faculty principal investigators and co-investigators, non-faculty project managers, departmental administrators, business officers, accountants from academic departments in Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Public Health, Nursing, and College of Arts and Sciences and their counterparts from collaborating institutions), institutional research administration officials (Office of Sponsored Research and Sponsored Projects Office, Institutional Review Board and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and their counterparts from collaborating institutions) and sponsors (e.g., National Institutes of Health, Merck, American Association for Cancer Research, V-Foundation, Komen). This position will help lead all collaboration efforts in pre and post nonfinancial award administration.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Must have award experience for a variety of grant types.

Preferred Qualifications:

Direct experience in using grant submission portals including, but not limited to, Cayuse and ASSIST. Experience with NCI-sponsored Cancer Center Support Grant, Specialized Programs of Research, Excellence, Program Project Grants, Training Grants and/or similar complex mechanisms.

Position/Schedule Requirements:

Night work occasionally, On-call occasionally

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Posted: 1/6/2021
Application Due: 1/17/2021
Work Type: Full Time