The Office for Research at Columbia University, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (VP&S) is seeking a Research Administartive. The term of appointment is one year with the potential to extend for a second year. This fellowship is designed for those holding a PhD or MD degree who want experience in research administration and research development activities and is appropriate for scientists who plan to transition from clinical or bench research to research administration. The fellow will gain experience in research administration through the Office for Research's on-going initiatives and projects that support the VP&S research community.
The fellow will report to the Senior Vice Dean for Research. Working with the Associate Vice Dean for Research, the fellow will assist Departmental Chairs and Institute/Center Directors and their faculty and staff to facilitate solutions to their research needs. The fellow will assist faculty with proposal development services by coordinating the preparation and submission of large grant proposals, that are multi-departmental and multi-institutional in nature. The fellow will assist faculty in all aspects of proposal writing, editing, and preparation, and will lead the preparation of the non-technical components of applications of the proposal. The fellow must understand and/or be able to learn scientific concepts and investigators' research-related needs. In addition, the fellow will be involved with projects and initiatives to promote the growth of the VP&S research mission and improve research development activities.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience plus 4 years of related experience. Requires strong writing and presentation skills and previous grant writing/submission experience. Requires previous research experience and preference for those with basic science research experience. Requires flexibility and time-management skills, including the ability to prioritize among a large number of diverse responsibilities. Must be able to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Excellent communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills required. Capability to work both independently and as a team member, ability to multi-task and respond professionally in challenging situations is essential.
MD or PhD in biological sciences/biomedical research. At least two years of postdoctoral research experience is preferred.
Other desired experience includes: knowledge of scientific equipment, grant and contract proposal development; experience with Microsoft Office applications (i.e., Outlook, Excel, and Word); experience in establishing and maintaining effective professional working relationships; experience working collaboratively and adapting to changing processes and procedures; evidence of interpersonal skills and effective verbal and written communication skills.
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