NORDP 2019 Annual Research Development Conference

Career Center

For the first time ever, NORDP will host a Career Center during the annual Conference. Below is a list of the positions employers currently have plans to interview for. You can indicate your interest in a position by emailing your resume and a cover letter to [email protected] Please be sure to note the position(s) you're interested in by noting its/their number(s). We'll forward your materials on to the employer and they'll contact you directly if interested with more details ... and possibly arrange to meet with you at conference.

The NORDP Career Center will be held in the Washington Room of the Omni Providence Hotel during the conference and will be available for scheduling on Monday (4/29/19), Tuesday (4/30/19), and Wednesday (5/1/19) between 9AM - 5PM.

We will provide you with a semi-private interview area with signage indicating your organization's presence to potential candidates. We encourage you to use these facilites to speak to qualified applicants at pre-arranged times during the conference, dates/times to be announced.

 

1 - Research Funding Development Manager ($90,000 - $115,000)
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 
Start: Open

The Research Funding Development Manager (RFDM) provides robust, proactive support to MSK investigators and researchers to enhance the fundability of their research proposals. The RFDM: partners with faculty and others to identify funding sources aligned with research interests and priorities, in support of devising a comprehensive funding development and submission strategy; interprets and explains funding agency and institutional requirements and policies and develops resources which improve proposal quality; and develops and delivers training and outreach programs to the MSK research community to promote funding development and grantsmanship best practices.  Details.



2 - Scientific Development Manager (~$125,000)
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Start: 4/15/2019

The Scientific Development Manager (SDM) partners with Office of Research and Project Administration (ORPA) Sloan-Kettering Institute (SKI) and Memorial Hospital (MEM) leadership to foster innovative, collaborative team science and provide direct and coordinated support for proposal development and the production of high value/impact complex grant proposals submitted to external sponsors.  The SDM utilizes scientific knowledge and expertise to enhance the ORPA Funding Development Team’s capacity and effectiveness in identifying funding opportunities aligned with the research interests of MSK faculty in support of maximizing external research funding for key programs and priorities.

 


3 - Proposal Development Specialist ($40,000 - $55,000)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Start: Fall 2019

Specialist responsibilities include: editing and improving the content, clarity, organization, and visual appeal of grant proposals; interpreting and providing guidance on sponsor requirements; problem solving and keeping investigators and small teams on task during the proposal development process; arranging external expert review of proposals; identifying and disseminating funding opportunities; and supporting team members managing large interdisciplinary or multi-investigator projects.


4 - Proposal Development Coordinator ($55,000 - $75,000)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Start: Fall 2019

Coordinator responsibilities include: editing and improving the content, clarity, organization, and visual appeal of grant proposals; interpreting and providing guidance on sponsor requirements; problem solving and keeping investigators and small teams on task during the proposal development process; arranging external expert review of proposals; identifying and disseminating funding opportunities; supporting team members managing large interdisciplinary or multi-investigator projects; write non-technical portions of applications; manage large interdisciplinary or multi-investigator projects; liaise with external funders; participate in faculty development activities; deliver presentations, lead workshops, and complete special projects as needed.


5 - Grant & Research Development Associate ($80,000)

Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
Start: 4/1/2019
The mission of the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (VP&S) Office for Research is to facilitate the highest caliber of biomedical research, from basic to translational to clinical, among the VP&S faculty, students, and staff at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. The office works across departments, centers, and institutes to foster interdisciplinary research collaborations, and supports efforts to secure funding for such collaborations. To fulfill this goal, the VP&S Office for Research is seeking a Grant & Research Development Associate who will work closely with the Director of Research and Strategic Initiatives to assist faculty in the writing, editing, and strategic planning of individual as well as complex, multi-investigator, and multi-institutional grants. This is an opportunity to work one-on-one with faculty as well as in teams to create compelling proposals that will further individual investigator studies and larger, school-wide initiatives. The ideal candidate will have a combined science and writing background as well as extensive experience with writing grant proposals, particularly for NIH. Responsibilities will include: Along with the director, work with leadership and scientific faculty across fields to write and edit individual investigator proposals and to develop and facilitate large grant  opportunities that align with the strategic goals of the medical school; Facilitate, manage, and coordinate the proposal development by working with individuals at various levels and offices throughout the University to ensure successful integration of all grant components and compliance with all funding solicitation and sponsor requirements; Provide a comprehensive editorial review as well as write and/or provide writing support for a variety of scientific disciplines; advise investigators on proposal content and organization; assist with updates across the application as the science and research aims change; and contribute to formatting and figure editing; Generate compelling, accurate, and appropriate content to reflect the research strategy such as compiling institutional information; Guide and advise junior faculty, postdoctoral scientists, and students with fellowship, career development, and/or first research grant submissions. Ensure that their proposals are clear, concise and compelling by providing writing and editing assistance; Collaborate with PIs in developing project timelines and in the management of the proposal, from concept to submission; Create and maintain descriptions for facilities & other resources as well as grant component templates according to sponsor policies that will provide standards for and foster the submission of complete and thorough applications; Identify large, multidisciplinary funding opportunities from federal and non-federal sources that capitalize on existing strengths and expertise at VP&S and communicate with sponsors as appropriate; Perform other related duties to the work described herein. Minimum requirements: Bachelor's degree, preferably in the biomedical sciences, and four years of related experience. Additional, position-specific requirements: Experience in proposal writing at a higher education institution and/or in a research setting; Requires a highly organized, enthusiastic and personable individual with strong writing and presentation skills as well as previous grant writing/submission experience; Ability to organize, analyze, and interpret complex scientific, medical or technical data is required; Requires flexibility and time-management skills, including the ability to prioritize among a large number of diverse responsibilities; Must be able to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment as well as work collaboratively and adapt to changing processes and procedures; Excellent communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills require; Capability to work both independently and as a team member, ability to multi-task and respond professionally in challenging situations is essential; Experience with Microsoft Office applications (i.e., Outlook, Excel, and Word). Preferred qualifications: Master's degree, preferably in the biomedical sciences; M.D. or Ph.D. in a basic science, translational, or clinical field preferred; History of related proposal development and/or grant writing experience and/or contract experience.


Job Seekers/Applicants: Don't forget to check out other great postings on the NORDP Job Board. The conference career center is a pilot project for NORDP; job board listings are posted online every day.