Grant Writer / Researcher

Provo, Utah, USA

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Position Description

Noorda-College of Osteopathic Medicine - Job Posting: 05/21/2020 open until filled
Grant Writer / Researcher


The proposed Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time Staff Scientist. This position is responsible for ensuring lab productivity through identification of appropriate extramural funding opportunities, application preparation, submission and aiding in the creation of positive intercollegiate research relationships. It ensures cohesive interaction between collaborators and ensures timely completion of grant-related exigencies.

Summary of Responsibilities:

1. Manages all phases of grant writing and reporting
1.1. Proactively identifies appropriate extramural funding mechanisms and aids in preparing and submitting applications to obtain said funding. Averages minimum of 6 applications per year.
1.2. Manages schedules and timeline of submissions and benchmarks associated with funded mechanisms and cares for all required reporting requirements.
1.3. Identifies and coordinates with appropriate local, regional, national, and international conferences for presentation of scholarly work.
1.4. Aids in the preparation of manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals.
1.5. Maintains current understanding of relevant laboratory projects and actively looks for new directions and possible advances.
1.6. Develops and manages IRB and IACUC protocols and all required documentation and reporting.
1.7. Develops research budget recommendations for approval and audits fiscal accountability for prudent management of financial resources, ensuring adherence to college practices (preparing and submitting annually, monitoring expenditures, reconciling monthly, examining income/expense statements, assessing needs [operating and capital], ensuring optimal utilization of facilities and resources, following protocols, formulating recommendations, effectively documenting, etc.)

2. Creates, fosters and maintains intra- and inter-collegiate research relationships
2.1. Identifies and builds research relationships for the college with local, regional, national and international research partners with common interest with whom to collaborate.
2.2. In collaboration with external researchers, identifies appropriate extramural funding mechanisms and aids in joint grant submissions.
2.3. Collaborates with and/or mentors faculty, staff and students (internal and external) to develop and implement research topics (including formulating concepts, brainstorming approaches, organizing ideas, collecting, analyzing and synthesizing data) in support of preparation of manuscripts for publication and submission for intramural and extramural grants leading to the execution of scholarly research (facilitating the preparation, modifying and refining of proposals and applications, seeking external funding, developing and maintaining positive rapport with funding agencies, etc.)
2.4. Participates in organization of personnel to ensure completion of research milestones.

3. As relates to the department, actively engages in the advancement of the College
3.1. Builds collaborative partnership opportunities across and among various entities participating in networking opportunities, [internal and external partners [elected officials, state constitutional officers, business and community leaders] other colleges and universities, hospitals, local organizations, societies, etc.] promoting relationships with the College.
3.2. Refers to and coordinates in advance with the Communications team in the Office of the President on all media contacts, communications, and/or interactions to include message, promotion, etc. in which asked to serve as an official representative, content expert, or spokesperson on behalf of the College.
3.3. Coordination in advance with the Communications team in the Office of the President on all Noorda-COM related legislative issues to include contact with the national, state, and local government officials, in which asked to serve as an official representative, content expert, or spokesperson on behalf of the College.
3.4. Serves on various committees and teams within the College as assigned (attending meetings, contributing to discussions, sharing/exchanging information, and leading constituents toward goal attainment) to include advising and mentoring (Students, clubs, campus organizations)
3.5. Contributes to College’s compliance with and in the development of required documentation as related to accreditation of the College to which departmental content is contributed (faculty adequacy model, gathering data, self-assessment, peer review, providing input/feedback, etc.) aiding in the attainment of academic compliance.
3.6. Participates in the production of various College materials [academic calendar, strategic planning, directory, College website, etc.] (collecting/preparing materials, organizing/formatting data, adhering to various deadlines, reviewing drafts, providing input/feedback, etc.).
3.7. Contributes to the College’s reputation/image of being one of the best osteopathic medical colleges (monitoring outcomes, partnering with internal and external stakeholders, modifying techniques, etc.).


Education: Masters or PhD degree in appropriate health related sciences,

Experience: Candidates should have experience in grant writing (preferably NIH) and manuscript preparation. Research experience is preferred.

Demonstration of effective performance in research
• Superior organizational and writing skills
• Evidence of creating opportunities for resource sharing
Demonstration of experience with planning and budgeting
• Evidence of successful budget preparation.
Preferred qualifications
• Experience with IRB and/or IACUC protocol preparation.
• Successful current or prior grant funding.

Skills & Abilities: Highly qualified professional with honest, genuine, direct communication style, excellent interpersonal skills, and emotional maturity with the essential ability to demonstrate tact, discretion and job diplomacy. Ability to institute a comfortable learning environment necessary to maintain a dynamic curriculum with a vision for growth. Must have the ability to work diplomatically and effectively with a variety of internal and external constituents. Proven track record of quality, integrity and trustworthiness. Ability to make common sense, consistent and fair decisions (based on fact and data) and have courage of convictions and tolerance for ambiguity.

Must be:
• US citizen or have a permanent residency
• Self-confident, strong leader, skilled decision-maker with ability to lead by influence and effectively communicate with various constituencies across the college
• Exceptional at listening, writing and presenting orally
• Able to work independently and be an effective participant in cross-functional teams
• Self-motivated, self-disciplined, have a strong work ethic and capable in establishing priorities in an executive setting
• Flexible and able to adapt to changing priorities and effectively handle frequent interruptions
• Innovative, resourceful, detailed oriented, with excellent follow through skills
• Capable of balancing multiple projects in stressful situations while meeting deadlines, achieving desired results, and maintaining positive relations while understanding of the importance of confidentiality of data and information
Salary & Benefits:

Full benefits available and salary is commensurate with experience and education. Part time may also be available for this position.

Type: Full or Part Time

Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine is in the accreditation process with the Commission of Osteopathic College Accreditation for Fall of 2021. We are located in the beautiful Utah Valley in Provo surrounded by the Wasatch mountain range and Utah Lake. Our campus is in development for completion in 2021.

Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine (proposed) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against individuals in any phase of the application or employment phase on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including medical characteristics, marital status, veteran status, economic status, genetic identification, political belief, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state or federal laws. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

Type: Full-time
Expires: 08/31/2020