University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

The Department of Surgery

Research Services Program Manager

Position # 00796725– Requisition #25966

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The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The Department of Surgery has an opening for a full time University Staff (unclassified) Research Services Program Manager position.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a world-class medical destination at the forefront of transformative science, medicine, education and patient care. The campus encompasses the University of Colorado health professional schools, more than 60 centers and institutes, and two nationally ranked independent hospitals - UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital and Children's Hospital Colorado - that treat more than two million adult and pediatric patients each year. Innovative, interconnected and highly collaborative, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus delivers life-changing treatments, patient care and professional training and conducts world-renowned research fueled by over $650 million in research grants. For more information, visit

Jobs in this career family provide direct professional support of research activities.  Functions include contracts and grants solicitation and administration, grant/agreement preparation, review and negotiation, regulatory compliance, sponsor communication and post and pre award management, human subject compliance, research animal management, research laboratory coordination and instruction, environmental health and safety, radiation control, hazardous materials use, disposal and training.

Program Managers are responsible for the day-to-day operation of a program, function or work unit, including the Development and implementation of processes consistent with college, school or departmental strategies and processes.  These positions typically do not supervise others.

Position Emphasis:

This full-time, University Staff (non-classified) position will provide grants management, financial analysis, program development, and other operational management of the Research team. This position is responsible for the day operations and management of the research finance group in the administration division of the Department of Surgery. This position is responsible for supporting a broad portfolio of research funding. This includes post-award services and facilitation of pre-award services, along with management of department seed grant funding, support for development of large, multi-investigator proposals, evaluation and reporting on ongoing programs, and other efforts in support of the Department’s research enterprise. This role will report to the Director of Finance and Research.  This will be a hybrid position with some days on campus and some days working from home.

Examples of Work Performed:

    Provides direct supervision and support to the DOS Post Award SpecialistsUnder direction of the Director of Finance and Research, manages departmental seed funding programs: manages budgets, application and peer review process, tracking and evaluation, quarterly and/or annual reportsManages other department programs in support of the research enterpriseWorks with Pre-Award Shared Services and act as the approver for all DOS grant routings, ensuring accuracy and completeness.Provides direction and support to Post Award Specialist during monthly/quarterly financial reviews with PIs.Acts as liaison between the department and the Office of Grants and Contracts or sponsor, as necessaryServes as advisor to Post Award Specialists on best practices; works to improve uniformity and quality in procedures; develops resources, protocols, budget templates, and standard operating procedures for common grants management activitiesDevelops and maintains departmental grants dashboardAssists Director of Finance and Research in developing content for DOS Research dashboardPlans and coordinates department research seminars and retreats in collaboration with admin staffApproves expenses funded by research projectsOther Research duties, including support for new initiatives, as assigned
This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need.

Minimum Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Research or Clinical Research Management, or a related field from an accredited institution
    3 years of professional level experience in grants management, including at least 1 year of experience with financial analysisDemonstrated experience using financial reporting tools
Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis.

Required: Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

The position requires extensive, diverse and progressively responsible experience, including direct responsibility for research funding.

Preferred Qualifications:

    5 years of experience with grants and grant managementExperience working in the University of Colorado system or higher education environment.Experience with InfoEd or equivalent software, and mFIN.Experience supervising a team of professional level direct reports

    Proficiency with various computer systems and software, including MS Office (Excel, Access, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)Expert level experience with Excel is preferred
Excellent analytical, communication (verbal and written), and customer service skills.Meticulous attention to detail.A demonstrated ability to analyze, synthesize, and assemble information for financial reports and other projects.High level of interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain relationships with a broad range of faculty and staff at all levels within the organization.Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and organize multiple tasks with varying deadlines.Salary and Benefits:

    The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $62,259 -$79,194. 
The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Diversity and Equity:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at [email protected].

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, persons within the LGBTQ+ community, and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

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.


Job Category: Research Services
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: May 12, 2022
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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