This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.
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The Moores Cancer Center (MCC) is one of just 51 in the United States to hold a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. This designation is reserved for cancer centers with the highest achievements in cancer research, clinical care, education, and community contributions. As such, it ranks MCC among the top centers in the nation. MCC strives to stay at the forefront of emerging cancer research in a patient centric environment.
MCC's mission is to transform cancer care in our catchment area and beyond by driving exceptional scientific discoveries, innovations in interception, care, and training. MCC will make a global impact on improving health by reducing cancer burden through accelerated discovery and translation, compassionate and interdisciplinary care, education and community engagement, with the foundation of our core values - Excellence, Innovation and Risk-Taking, Collaboration, Diversity and Service.
Under the general supervision of the Director for Grant Development and Program Management at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center (MCC), the incumbent will develop, oversee, and manage the submission of collaborative science grant proposals and progress reports for grant continuation and new funding applications of diverse scope. The incumbent will provide both pre-award and post-award support; reviewing requests for proposals, program announcements, and award document terms and conditions to ensure compliance and alignment. Knowledge of biological sciences will be applied to translate medical, scientific, and technical language into easily understood concepts.
Using extensive data analysis, interpretation, and presentation skills the incumbent will provide feedback on the most effective ways to display data and supporting graphics for grant documentation. Program management will include collecting and maintaining required records for grant-supported programs/centers and performance metrics to evaluate and measure productivity/success. The incumbent will work collaboratively, actively cooperating, and supporting the grant development team and research investigators to ensure timely submissions of successful funding applications; thereby, performing as an integral member of a team that guarantees MCC's mission.
Nine years of related experience, education/training, OR an Advanced degree in related area plus three years of related experience/training.
Strong oral and written communication skills. In-depth experience writing about science for both technical reviewers and the public as well as writing science proposals for government agencies including the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Experience working in a scientific research environment. Understanding of the role of research and grant funding in a major research university.
Proven ability to write and submit successful grant applications, particularly large collaborative science grants.
Proven program planning and management of projects. Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple projects. Ability to complete work and meet established deadlines in an accurate and timely manner, and to manage short and competing deadlines.
Experience with planning and leadership of operational and research/development initiatives. Demonstrated management skills with the ability to maintain focus and to operate in an organized and effective manner in an environment that may have rapidly shifting demands and priorities.
Strong ability to think creatively and independently on concepts requiring advanced analytical skills. Advanced skills analyzing and presenting data.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups to achieve results.
Strong ability to work collaboratively with internal and external peers, managers and teams.
Demonstrated attention to detail to ensure proper and consistent editorial formatting of large grant submissions.
Self-starter with the ability to work independently and deliver in a timely fashion.
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.