Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 07/09/20. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
The Director, Grant Development and Program Management is responsible for the short-and long term strategic program planning in order to advance goals and mission for UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center. Serves as a key leadership role in assessing grant application objectives and planning strategies under which the proposal objectives will be attained. Develops, plans, evaluates and implements strategic and collaborative science (project type grants with multiple projects and cores), multi-million dollar research grant proposals for grant continuation and new grants related to cancer research. Conducts needs assessments, oversees data collection, the on-going efforts to improve data management procedures and optimization of models, performs complex analysis and evaluation of program activities for proposal submission. Develops metrics to illustrate collaboration and high impact research at MCC.
Applies knowledge of biological sciences to translate medical, scientific, and technical language into easily understood concepts. Stays abreast of and interpret for management and PIs, sponsor's rules and regulations and terms and conditions of specific grants, including those of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Identifies, researches and pursues new and relevant grant opportunities and communicates such opportunities to leadership and PI's. Develops and maintains collaborative, working relationships with the Cancer Center's leadership team and Principal Investigators (PIs). Provides consultative service to Program and Division Leaders, PIs, and internal staff regarding submission of proposals.
This position is afforded significant latitude for complex research projects, decision-making and independent judgement. Responsible for writing research grant proposals including updates and progress reports. Manages all administrative aspects of manuscript submission and grant proposal processing. Review and edit manuscripts and proposals for accuracy. The position is involved with scientific, regulatory, administrative and budgetary goals. Fulfills independent responsibility for large, complex research grant programs/initiatives. Participates in short- and long-term strategic planning for grant-making, program evaluation, and research strategies. Provides guidance to less experienced team members.
Advanced Degree (PhD) in related area; or equivalent combined experience and training.
A minimum of five (5+) or more years of directly relevant grant experience.
In-depth academic background and experience in selected area of research including record of publications in related field(s) required. Specialized knowledge of cancer research is preferred.
Strong oral and written communication skills. Advanced skills analyzing information, problems, situations, policies or procedures to define the problem, need or objective.
Demonstrated ability to formulate solutions, new program development, alternative choices and implications for implementation.
In-depth experience writing about science for both technical reviewers and the public as well as writing science proposals for government agencies including the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Proven ability with writing and submitting grant applications, particularly in large science grants (project type grants with multiple projects and cores).
Experience working in a scientific research environment. Understanding of the role of research in a major research university and its interaction with campus, national and international constituencies and industry.
Advanced knowledge of national and international trends in research and experience with research programs.
Demonstrated experience with complex, multi-project, multi-million grant proposal development such as SPORE, P01, LLS SCOR etc.
Experience with grant management tracking systems and databases, experience utilizing web portals for grant submission to various agencies.
Proven experience working in a scientific research environment. Advanced program planning and management of projects. Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external peers, managers and teams.
Demonstrated experience performing complex analyses on policies, programs and procedures relating to research.
Excellent interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy and ability to work with diverse groups to achieve results.
Ability to appropriately handle highly sensitive and confidential situations and matters with faculty and staff. Self-starter wi
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