This position is responsible for managing the Division's pre and post-award grant activities and its research operations. The Program Director II (PDII) will oversee the development, preparation, and submission of all grants for the Division and will review each submission for adherence to Sponsor and UAB guidelines, policies, and regulations. In addition, the chosen candidate will serve as a trusted advisor and will work closely with the Division's leadership to review current funding opportunities and deadlines, plan future proposal submissions, ensure sufficient availability of administrative staff for proposal development and submission(s), and track all research operations activities. Reporting to the Division Administrator, the PDII functions as a division representative for research administration to the Department of Medicine, School of Medicine and UAB Vice President for Research. Key duties and responsibilities include: Development, preparation, and submission of all grant submissions for division faculty; ensure adherence to grant guidelines and policies. Assists investigators with preparing Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) checklists. Develop, prepare, and advise investigative teams on grant budgets. Manage Just-in-Time notifications and submissions for investigators and the investigative team. Oversees sub-award activities, including initiating requests for sub-award agreements, building and submitting budgets and justification, scope of work and applicable regulatory approvals. Tracking, understanding, and disseminating all updates to UAB NIH grant policy requirements and changes to the Division's staff and faculty. Develop the Division's submission timeline and ensure sufficient availability of administrative staff for proposal development submission. Serve as the point of contact for all communications related to grant submissions and research operations, including sponsor agencies, sub-award sites, internal groups/programs, division staff and faculty.
Salary Range: $60,835 - $98,855
Bachelor's degree in a related field and five (5) years of related experience required. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement.
Ph.D. or Master's preferred.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Detail oriented and excellent organizational skills.
High degree of self-motivation.
High level of proficiency in IRAP, Oracle, eRA Commons, ASSIST, and grants.gov
Ability to manage multiple grant submissions and priorities simultaneously.
Ability to pursue and achieve positive results.
Ability to support and work collegially with different teams.
In fall 2018, UAB had a third consecutive year of record-high over all enrollment with 21,923 students, including its largest freshman class ever (2,299), with enrollment growth in every school on campus and in the acclaimed UAB Honors College. The freshman class had an average ACT of 25.2 and GPA of 3.73- both higher than 2017. UAB's students are talented and diverse, with minority students making up 40.5 percent of the freshman class and 39.7 percent of the entire of the student body. Logo Logo UAB is was recently recognized as the Top Young University in the U.S. and 10th globally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. UAB research expenditures are at a record high, exceeding $562 million in FY17, and UAB ranks 15th in federal funding nationally among public universities (top 4 percent) and 31st overall (top 5 percent). In National Institutes of Health funding, UAB ranks 8th among public universities (top 2 percent) and 23rd overall (top 4 percent) with more than $244 million. UAB Health system has over one million patient visits annually and is home to Alabama's largest hospital and the 3rd largest public hospital in the U.S. UAB houses the state's only level ...1 adult trauma center and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Alabama and a five-state region. UAB is the state's largest single-site employer, with more than 23,000 employees, and has an annual economic impact of over $7.15 billion on Alabama.