Detailed Job Description
The Proposal Development Administrator is responsible for locating and submitting proposals for external funding by researching and disseminating information on funding opportunities. Ensures compliance with all applicable policies and guidelines.
Additional Department Summary:
The Institute for Rural Health Research (IRHR) works to bring the highest attainable standard of health to rural citizens. The Institute pursues this mission through the combined strength of scientific knowledge, community involvement, and informed public policy. The Rural Health Institute also serves as the research infrastructure for the College of Community Health Sciences (CCHS) and as a resource for researchers, individuals and organizations working to improve the health of rural communities.
We are seeking a Scientific/Grant Writer to assist the Institute and other faculty with the preparation of competitive individual and institutional NIH, NSF, HRSA and other grant applications on a variety of scientific topics. The Scientific/Grant Writer will provide assistance with technical writing, grantsmanship and editorial support and will handle the project management and scientific writing process for complex multi-investigator and institutional grant applications.
Candidates must have exceptional written and oral communication skills; extensive experience in scientific manuscript development; grant writing, preparation and project management; highly-developed organization, project management and team-building skills; and the ability to grasp medical and health related research information at a high level to apply this knowledge to scientific writing. This position will be an integral part of the Institute's team, which supports grants planning, opportunity identification and proposal preparation to enable IRHR, CCHS, and associated faculty and leadership to attract and retain extramural federal and peer-reviewed research funding.
Established in 2001, the Institute's research efforts are focused on health issues that impact people who live in rural areas. The goal is to produce research that is useful to communities, policymakers, and health care providers as they work to improve the availability, accessibility, and quality of health care for rural and underserved citizens. IRHR partners with UA colleges/schools and rural communities, and has participated in federal and state grants totaling more than $45 million. IRHR's efforts to reduce health disparities in rural communities are exercised through research, clinical trials, screenings, and health education that are participatory and mutually beneficial to communities.
Required Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree and 4 years of work experience in proposal development administration or closely related work experience; OR Master's degree and two years of relevant work experience in proposal development administration or closely related work experience.
Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications:
Public health or healthcare-related writing will be considered related work experience.
A bachelor's degree or higher in journalism, English, or communications is preferred. Proven writing experience in medical or health related research or a similar field. Grant writing experience, including previous management of preparation and submission of NIH, NSF, HRSA or similar research or training grant applications, previous preparation of interim and final sponsor grant reports, and previous preparation of manuscripts for publication in scientific journals.
59 Monthly (exempt): - Minimum - $ 42993.60 Midpoint - $ 62337.60
Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA
The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.