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Job Summary

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences has a large and vibrant research program.  Research expenditures total $11 million annually, with approximately $7 million in federal grants, $2 million in foundation grants, and $2 million in endowment and annual gift funding. 24 faculty operate basic and translational science laboratories and an additional 17 faculty have active and significant health services and clinical trial research programs. 

The individual holding this position will be a pre-award contact for faculty applying for grants and other sources of research funding.


Assist faculty members and trainees in the development, preparation, and submission of grant proposals including budget preparation, ensuring that all agency and University guidelines and timetables are met, coordinating proposal activities between multiple PIs, departments and/or universities, as required, using various online proposal submission systems.  Thorough review of the proposal announcement, compilation of proposal documents and development of budget and detailed budget justifications are required. 

Assist faculty members with unfunded agreements including confidentiality agreements, data use agreements, and material transfer agreements.

Work collaboratively with faculty and staff to keep Other Support current and managed centrally. 

Maintain reporting calendar and assist faculty members with the preparation and submission of annual progress reports, administrative supplements, and no cost time extensions. 

Complete requests for Just-in-Time information.

Assist Director of Research Administration in identifying alternative sources of grant support or other sources of funding.  Assist the Ophthalmology Web Manager with maintaining internal research administration website.

This position reports to the Director of Research Administration as well as the Associate Chair for Research.


Required Qualifications*

Bachelor degree and experience with research grant and contract knowledge.  Experience with budgeting, assembling and managing complex projects, excellent organizational and community skills including the ability to work cooperatively with faculty and staff in a diverse academic environment.  Must have strong computer skills and enjoy and value working in a team-based environment.  Requires a high level of resourcefulness, motivation, accountability, and the ability to think analytically.  Attention to detail, meeting deadlines and displaying a service-oriented attitude are essential.  Must be knowledgeable of relevant University policies related to pre-award research administration. 

Desired Qualifications*

Progressively responsible pre-award research administration experience.  Experience with NIH proposals, performance reports, and eRA Commons.  Demonstrated knowledge of federal funding guidelines and University of Michigan policies and procedures.  Strong technical skills and demonstrated ability to learn new technological tools.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office, e-Research, M-Reports, and M-Pathways.  RAIN Training and PEERS certification.  Ability to exercise independent judgement and employ basic reasoning skills.  Ability to pay strict attention to detail with excellent organizational skills to meet deadlines.


Work Schedule

Monday thru Friday

8:00am to 5:00pm

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

The Kellogg Eye Center seeks to improve lives through curing, preventing and treating eye disease. 

Guiding Principles: Teamwork, Caring, Innovation, and Integrity

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.