The Stanford Department of Pediatrics is committed to advancing the health of infants, children, and adolescents through innovative medical care, research, education, training, and advocacy. The Department currently has 150+ faculty with active awards, ~90 research postdocs, ~110 clinical/research fellows, ~525 active external awards, ~$60M of externally funded research, and ~$51M of internally/gift funded research.
The Stanford Department of Pediatrics is seeking a Research Development Strategist / Grant Writer (Academic Program Professional 2) to work under the general direction of the Department's Director of Research Development, faculty, and/or other management to develop, implement, and administer the vision, strategy, and goals to grow the Department's research enterprise. This includes strategy development for a cohesive research development program; designing and implementing research building activities; and managing evaluations and program improvements to support research within the Department. Serve as expert advisor to faculty and staff and have a role in program/entity strategy development, long-range planning, and partnership development. Specifically, this role will lead the Department's multi-week grant writing clubs for trainees writing fellowships (e.g., Tackling Your F32) and career development awards (e.g., Tackling Your K Award).
This is a hybrid opportunity.
Create and advise in the development of grant writing curriculum, both activities that are a few hours to multiple weeks, to enhance training of postdocs, clinical fellows, and instructors into independent scientists
Teach and/or assist in teaching and administering programs to support grant writers, especially postdocs, clinical fellows, and instructors
Identify, recommend, and implement research capacity-building activities, especially for postdocs/clinical fellows, instructors, and junior faculty that may include grant review processes, seed grant programs, grantsmanship curricula, workshops, seminars, multi-week bootcamps, new resources, etc.
Develop and evolve (based on feedback or other assessments) curricula to support research development and administration
Provide individualized grantsmanship advice, coaching, and assistance to postdocs, clinical fellows, instructors, faculty writing grants
Manage the entire proposal process, including developing strategic plans, drafting specific sections, editing and evaluating drafts, and coordinating proposal submission
Prepare and edit text, figures and tables to increase impact and clarity
Proactively identifying a diverse portfolio of funding sources
Develop and manage programs to improve engagement of current faculty in mentoring junior faculty and trainees, especially in research and writing grants
Recommend, design, and manage new policies to streamline research development and research administration processes within the Department and more broadly at Stanford
Collaborate with departmental stakeholders and other research development strategists at Stanford to advance research development goals
Source, collect, analyze data to track proposal success rates such as tracking proposals submitted and funded annually to external funding agencies
Analyze data, create reports, review trends, and make program improvement recommendations. May develop or contribute to outreach strategy related to program communications, development, partnerships, and funding.
Coach and mentor staff assisting with proposal development process.
Supervise grant specialist or research administers
* - Other duties may also be assigned
* Advanced degree in related field (e.g. PhD, JD, MD, etc.)
* Demonstrated expertise in teaching grant writing, academic writing, or research methods to graduate students, clinical fellows, postdocs, etc.
* Demonstrated expertise in writing grants and research development processes
* Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion
* Service (client) oriented aptitude that values collaboration
* Highly organized, accountable, analytical, proactive, and deadline-oriented
* Communicates effectively (oral and written)
* Ability to establish and maintain effective working-relationships with a variety of persons, especially faculty and trainees (graduate students, postdocs, or clinical fellows)
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Advanced degree or combination of relevant education, training, and/or experience. Experience managing a budget and developing financial plans, program partnerships and funding sources.
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:
For teaching jobs, advanced degree or certification may be required for some programs.
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.
* - 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.
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