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Job Summary

MCIRCC Proposal Development Unit Manager

MCIRCC Overview

The University of Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care (MCIRCC) is one of the world’s first comprehensive research enterprises devoted to transforming critical care medicine by accelerating science and moving it from bench to bedside. To do this, MCIRCC brings together integrative teams comprised of world-class scientists, clinicians, and engineers with industry partners and funding sources to develop and deploy cutting-edge solutions that elevate the care, outcomes, and quality of life of critically ill and injured patients and their families.


The MCIRCC Proposal Development Unit (PDU) Manager will enhance the capacity of our MCIRCC members to use effective team science practices and collaboration principles to creating competitive proposals for federal research grants (primarily NIH, NSF, and DOD).

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Provide PDU leadership and resource management, leveraging MCIRCC research priorities, faculty strengths, industry partners, and resources across the University.
  • Assure MCIRCC member awareness of high-value, critical care research grant opportunities through effective liaison with funding agencies.
  • Enhance MCIRCC research team competitiveness for research funding through team strategic plan coaching, on-time proposal coordination, boosting synergy through effective team communications, technical editing.
  • Assist faculty teams in leveraging access to unique research resources within MCIRCC and across campus.
  • Provide administrative resources for proposal development, preparation of ancillary proposal components, development of supporting data and budgets, and coordination of submissions with campus research administrators.
  • Train and supervise other PDU permanent or temporary staff.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 6+ years of experience in higher education research development, pre-award research administration, team science facilitation, and/or federal proposal writing/coordination,
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent project management and multi-tasking skills, with the ability to prioritize in a fast-paced environment while maintaining attention to detail,
  • Ability to work well under the pressure of deadlines and changing priorities
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality while working with highly sensitive information and use excellent judgment on a variety of sensitive subjects

Desired Qualifications*

  • Familiarity with the University of Michigan academic medical center.
  • Biomedical proposal experience

Background Screening

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Mission Statement

The University of Michigan Health System improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.