Final Filing Date 10/23/2021 (Qualified applicants may be interviewed at any time) Salary Range $2,613.03 to $5,245.21 (salary grade 23) Salary Frequency Biweekly Appointment Type Career Percentage of Time 100% Shift Hour 8am-5pm Monday to Friday Location IRC Building City Sacramento Union Representation No Benefits Eligible Yes We offer exceptional employment benefits including medical, dental, and vision plans, generous paid vacations and holidays, excellent retirement savings and investment plans, continuing education, and reduced fee and scholarship programs. THIS IS NOT AN H1- B OPPORTUNITY The School of Medicine Office of Research (SOM OR), with an annual operating budget of approximately $10 M, acts under the direction of the SOM Vice Dean of Research. It manages research safety, grant facilitation, and supports investigators across the SOM and the UC Davis Main Campus who perform biomedical research. By supporting research operations within the SOM OR, this position will play a key role in supporting the overall UCD SOM research mission for providing assistance in grant writing and preparation of individual research, career development and training grant proposals. The Research Development Specialist serves to coordinate the activities of administrators and faculty in the preparation of grant proposals, primarily for career development and training grants in basic and translational biomedical research. The appointee will work as needed on other types of grant proposals, including individual research grants, administrative supplements, center grants, program projects, and infrastructure grants. The appointee will work as part of the SOM OR Grants Facilitation Unit. The appointee will consult with groups of principal investigators, as assigned, to conceptualize and develop new research, research infrastructure and training initiatives. This position will assume a lead responsibility in grant writing and preparation, as well as coordinating the contributions of other participating faculty and staff. Required Qualifications
- Advanced scientific degree in biomedical science or equivalent research experience.
- Experience with NIH grant application procedures, formats, guidelines and requirements preferably grants for early career stage investigators, career development awards, individual research program grants and institutional training grants.
- Demonstrated abilities in the conceptualization, organization and development of complex scientific projects in collaborative team settings.
- Superior analytical skills; superior skills in written and verbal communications.
- Experience with basic and translational research methodologies, tools, requirements and general aims.
- Experience as a team coordinator/manager or supporting team members.
- Experience investigating and monitoring new grant funding opportunities as they are developed or announced by funding agencies, such as the NIH.
- Knowledge and demonstrated experience working with relevant computer/software system and applications, including MS Windows/Mac OS, Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), web browser applications and e-mail applications. Ability to gather and collect relevant information from university, sponsor and others using online (webbased) sources.
- Knowledge of University and UCD Health policies and procedures governing the approval and submission of grant proposals.
- Basic knowledge of budgets and budget justifications for grant applications and other proposals
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