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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.  The contact information of 3 work-related references is required as well.

Job Summary

This individual will support the mission of continuing the development of a well-funded and productive research program by providing pre-award grant support to faculty and trainees in the Department of Internal Medicine-Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
 
Pre-award responsibilities include assisting faculty and trainees in the development, preparation, and timely submission of grant and contract proposals to various sponsors including NIH, DoD, NSF, foundations and industry as well as internal sponsors.  Activities include budget preparation, PAF submissions via eResearch, preparing forms required by sponsor, and ensuring applications meet sponsor, Internal Medicine, Medical School and University deadlines and guidelines.

Responsibilities*

Review and adhere to proposal submission guidelines; navigate through various on-line proposal submission systems;  develop budgets and budget justifications; prepare intricate proposal submission packages; review all proposal and support materials for compliance with policies, regulations and procedures; coordinate with other collaborating institutions, departments, Medical School Office of Research and UM Office of Research and Sponsored Projects to ensure timely submission to sponsors; Maintain documents for proposals; manage and meet multiple, overlapping deadlines.

Provide additional support to the senior pre-award grant specialist as needed.

Assist with subcontract setup.

Prepare all types of Unfunded Agreements in eResearch.

Prepare information for just-in-time requests.

Stay abreast of new regulations and changing requirements. 

Assist with employee effort certification.

Assist with VA MOU creation.

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor's degree in science, finance, business administration, or related field is required. At least two years of experience directly related to pre-award research activities in an academic/administrative setting for higher education is required. Successful candidate must be motivated with a positive attitude and strong commitment to exceptional customer service. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to maintain confidential information. Must have a demonstrated ability to prioritize, complete tasks in a timely manner, and work under pressure of multiple deadlines. Must possess problem solving skills and exceptional organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail. Must have a demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team. Requires strong computer skills including proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe PDFs.

Desired Qualifications*

Experience preparing NIH and DoD proposals, contracts, clinical trials, foundation grants, as well as NIH training or other large grant proposals is strongly preferred.  Familiarity and experience with University administrative and business tools such as M-Pathways, M-Reports, Business Objects and eResearch.  Knowledge of University and various UM school/college policies and processes.

Work Schedule

Shift/Hours/Days:  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; some occasional weekend and/or evening hours may be required.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine 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.