Reporting to the Director, Cancer Research Alliances and the Executive Director of Administration and working closely with the Cancer Center Director, the Assistant Director for Research Development and Diversity Initiatives works with HICCC leadership to manage the Center???s expanding research development portfolio through pilot funding programs and research alliances with industry and foundation partners, with an enhanced focus on developmental research relevant cancer health disparities and equity. The Assistant Director for Research Development and Diversity Initiatives also supports the HICCC Chief Officer for Diversity and Inclusion to develop and sustain programs focused on increasing diversity across all ranks at the HICCC.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Works with leadership to manage cancer pilot programs supported by government, private, and industry partners and internal selection of HICCC nominees for limited submission funding opportunities. This includes management of HICCC funding opportunity and limited submission announcements, application and review of proposals, as well as related educational programs and evaluation of pilot program impact and efficiency.
Works with leadership to manage HICCC's portfolio of cancer research alliances with industry and foundation partners. This includes management of partner relationships as well as the processes supporting development, proposal solicitation and review, and post-award progress oversight.
Works with applicants and awardees from alliance, pilot and limited submission programs to address questions, confirm eligibility and adherence to the funding partner requirements, as well as other issues or concerns.
Conducts research, digests and disseminates information regarding research funding opportunities; maintains data on funding sources and a library of agency policies, procedures, and documentation.
Works with leadership to develop and sustain Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programs focused on increasing diversity across all ranks at the HICCC. This includes research and development of programs to support education, training and research of underrepresented individuals in biomedical research; digesting and disseminating information on external funding opportunities that support underrepresented individuals; research and development of programs to enhance and enable Health Disparities and Health Inequities research at HICCC.
Work with the CUIMC Senior Vice President for Faculty Affairs and Career Development and other institutional leaders to integrate HICCC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts with institutional programs to recruit and retain underrepresented individuals at all ranks across the Columbia and CUIMC.
Bachelor???s degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus five years of related experience.
7 years of experience in research administration, or a combination of training, education, and experience is preferred.
Ability to work under pressure with multiple and competing deadlines.
Computer skills, proficiency with MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Must be highly organized, with excellent communication and follow-up skills.
Ability to work as part of a team, with administrative, research, and financial staff.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
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