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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.


Job Summary

The Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR) enables clinical and translational research investigation at the University of Michigan by serving as a research hub for faculty and staff across the university. MICHR is part of a national consortium of about 50 academic research institutions funded through a NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award, with the goal of accelerating discoveries toward better health. Visit our website at for more information.

Residing within MICHR, the Research Development Core (RDC) and Pilot Grant Program (PGP) aim to help University of Michigan investigators achieve their research goals. RDC provides investigators with personalized support for their grant proposals and research ideas through free in person consultations and grant editing assistance. The PGP awards pilot grant funding to promote the development of collaborative, innovative, and novel research along the translational spectrum, with the ultimate goal of improving patient and community health outcomes.


This position will report to the Manager of the Pilot Grant Program and Research Development Core and have the following responsibilities:

Research Development Core

• Work with independence to determine investigator needs for RDC support and to connect investigators with appropriate U-M resources 
• Communicate investigator needs to the RDC team for consultation planning purposes
• Ensure all applicable materials are provided by investigators in preparation for consultation meetings 
• Provide investigators with consultation meeting notes, highlighting main discussion points and next steps
• Ensure excellent follow-up with investigators to verify needs are met and track outcomes
• Assist with maintaining data and notes to track investigator contacts, services, and funded proposals
• Understand and interpret emerging trends in alliance with NIH and other federal granting agencies
• Review RDC consultation data and propose strategies to refine and adapt services to meet investigator needs and conform to institutional goals
• Support the RDC Grant Development Specialist by providing grant editing assistance 

 Pilot Grant Program
• Provide timely customer service and communication to investigators at both pre- and post-award stages
• Support the pilot grant application process by updating application guidelines and reviewer resources
• Review PGP awardee progress reports and determine need for consultation with other MICHR programs
• Assist with data query requests
• Serve as a back-up for the PGP Coordinator

 Special Projects
• Assist with dissemination of best practices, including data collection and disaggregation and literature searches
• Develop and update research support resources, including toolkits for research teams
• Provide assistance with MICHR’s efforts to support investigators applying for large-scale proposals
• Support the development of reports and presentations
• Design and implement training content in collaboration with other programs across MICHR and U-M

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor's degree in health sciences, life sciences, or a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience. The candidate should have substantial knowledge of the National Institutes of Health and grant guidelines and excellent writing and oral communication skills. The ability to collaborate with units across U-M is required. The candidate should be willing to occasionally work unconventional hours to meet deadlines.

Desired Qualifications*

The candidate should have significant experience working with faculty, the ability to meet tight deadlines, strong initiative and the ability to work independently, and knowledge of the University of Michigan.  Editing experience is preferred, particularly assisting non-native English speakers. 

Work Schedule

M - F  8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Work Locations

North Campus Research Complex

Additional Information

Writing example would be required as part of the interview process.

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.