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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 Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the Department of Internal Medicine seeks an experienced research administrator to provide pre-award services to faculty and trainees within the division, in collaboration with the pre-award manager and post-award team. The GI Division operates a large and diverse research program, powered by approximately $23 million in extramural funding every year, including $11 million in NIH funding. 

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.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  •  Retirement Savings Opportunities


  • Partner with faculty and trainees in the development, preparation, and successful submission of grant and contract proposals to a variety of sponsors including the NIH, DoD, foundations, societies, and industry sponsors. 
  • Coordinate with collaborating institutions, departments, and internal reviewers to ensure timely submission of proposals to sponsors. 
  • Prepare budgets of varying complexity for proposals, contracts, and other agreements.
  • Prepare information to fulfill Just-In-Time requests.
  • May compile budget data and documents, based on estimated revenues and expenses and previous budgets.
  • Prepare Unfunded Agreements for all faculty within GI.
  • Responsible for interpreting and ensuring compliance of regulations and guidelines of program funding and ensuring those using funds understand such policies; assists with development and implementation of departmental policies. 
  • Participate in university- and department-wide research administration workgroups and meetings.

Required Qualifications*

• Bachelor's degree in science, finance, business administration, or related field
• Exceptional organizational, written, and verbal communication skills
• 3-5 years experience in proposal development
• Software proficiency, including Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat
• Strong skills in both team-based collaboration and individual work 

Desired Qualifications*

• Working knowledge of eResearch, M-Pathways, and other internal UM platforms
• 5-7 years Direct research administration experience, especially NIH proposals and awards
• Familiarity with multiple sponsor funding guidelines and UM policies and procedures
• Demonstrated experience in supporting faculty with research portfolios
• Familiarity with large NIH award mechanisms (P30, T32, P01, U54, etc) 

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

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. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening 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.