Grant Writer/ Project Coordinator

Stanford University Sunol, CA 2019-07-11
Grant Writer/Project Coordinator for the Stanford Cancer Institute

The Stanford Cancer Institute (SCI) is one of only 49 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country. As an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center the SCI is a dynamic and stimulating place to work as it maintains the highest level of scientific rigor, institutional support and coordination for the complete range of cancer-related research, including basic, translational, clinical and population-based science. The SCI brings together faculty with cancer-relevant expertise from four Schools and over 30 departments throughout the University. Given the SCI’s mission, breadth, and depth it employs ~275 staff members in a fast-paced environment with tremendous opportunities. The SCI is seeking a Grant Writer/ Project Coordinator (Academic Program Professional 2) to work under the general direction of the Director, Research Strategy Development to implement, and administer the vision, strategy and goals of the SCI. The incumbent will work with a team to provide develop, edit and submit high-quality proposals to federal and non-federal agencies. Stanford School of Medicine strives to lead the biomedical revolution by fueling discovery and innovation to advance human health.

Core duties
  • Write and/or edit complex content for proposals, research grants, peer-reviewed publications, and other program activities. Communicate accurately and with enthusiasm SCI’s prime position as an NCI designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.
  • Develop and manage research programs by conducting research activities, including outreach to varied stakeholders within the program, assigning resources and making program improvement recommendations that impact policies and programs.
  • Identify, recommend and implement opportunities for new research.
  • Source, collect and analyze data, create reports, review and explain trends; formulate and evaluate alternative solutions and/or recommendations to achieve the goals of the program or function.
  • Teach and/or assist in the teaching and administration of courses. Develop curriculum. Develop curriculum-rating survey, detailed feedback on courses and make recommendations for preliminary overview and changes.
  • Contribute to and inform on strategic program/entity planning and related funding and financial sustainability.
  • Coach faculty, fellows and students on grant writing.
* - Other duties may also be assigned

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
PhD in biomedical science or related field. Experience with developing, editing and reviewing grant applications.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree and three or more years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience. Advanced degree may be required for some programs. For jobs with financial responsibilities, experience managing a budget and developing financial plans.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
  • Ability to develop program partnerships and funding sources.
  • Excellent oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
  • Ability to oversee and direct staff.
  • Basic knowledge of managing budgets and developing financial plans.
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:
  • American Medical Writers Association certification preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:
  • Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Occasionally use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
  • Rarely sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
  • Ability to use voice to present information/communicate with others.
  • On-campus mobility.
  • - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • May work extended hours, evenings or weekends.
  • May travel locally.
  • Occasional overnight travel.

WORK STANDARDS:
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
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