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The organization fosters research across disciplines by enhancing the research experience through effective stewardship of resources, policies, compliance and expertise, and by developing tools and educational programs as the responsible steward of the campus research enterprise.
The Office of Research Affairs (ORA) is the central VCR office with direct oversight for all VCR operational, administrative and public relations/communication functions and for core units including Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholars, Research Compliance and Integrity (IACUC, Export Control, Conflict of Interest), Research Ethics, Government Research Relations, Research Initiatives, Research Proposal Development,
International Outreach, and multi-disciplinary campus research (Organized Research Units). Other enterprise wide research support departments under the Vice Chancellor for Research include Contract and Grant Administration, Innovation and Commercialization, the Animal Care Program and the VCR Service Core.
Under the general direction of the Sr. Associate Vice Chancellor for Research (AVCR), incumbent is a member of a team which provides guidance, strategic planning, coordination and communication for the development of large, interdisciplinary research proposals.
This position will be primarily focused on funding opportunities and strategies to enhance successful funding for researchers in medicine, health sciences, life sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, and biomedical sciences. Works with the Sr. Associate VC for Research and other administrators on campus in decision-making and strategic planning on a diversity of funding opportunities and strategies for successfully obtaining the funding and raising the profile of UC San Diego researchers.
Performs other infrastructural activities in support of research development, including: Communication and collaboration with faculty and leadership across academic Vice Chancellor areas to support the research strengths and evolving research, education and diversity priorities of the campus. Identification, analysis, and dissemination of major funding opportunity announcements. Facilitation and coordination of short- and long-term proposal development projects.
Participation in the General Campus Limited-Submission (LS) review process and, as necessary, working with the other Directors of the Research Proposal Development Service toward success of proposals selected to move forward. Works with other RPDS and ORA team members to develop and maintain resource repositories, analytics, and metrics relevant to proposal development and outreach, and develops and/or maintains online resources and databases for research development.
Advanced Degree in medicine, health sciences, life sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, or biomedical sciences and six (6) years of relevant experience or equivalent.
PhD with research experience strongly preferred.
Research administration experience to interpret complex sponsor requirements; prepare, review, and submit proposals (federal, state, private) for contracts or grants; interpret merit review criteria for sponsors; understand multiple sponsors' terms and conditions; and conduct complex post-proposal negotiations.
Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills to write and prepare a variety of correspondence, reports and informational documents for target audiences.
Effective oral and written communication skills to translate complex concepts from multi-disciplinary proposals into a common vocabulary that is understandable by reviewers from multiple academic and non-academic fields.
Extensive experience editing and writing technical documents comprised of contributions from multiple authors, especially those involving scientific and medical terminology.
Knowledge of and experience with content and structure of standard calls for proposals, proposal preparation and submission requirements from federal and state agencies, as well as private and corporate foundations.
Demonstrated ability to negotiate decisions with funding agencies and Principal Investigators. Experience interpreting the
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