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Research Services Program Director

Company: University of Colorado
Location: Aurora
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine

Research Services Program Director

Position #00783913 - Requisition #21433

  • Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at *

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The University of Colorado | Anschutz Medical Campus is seeking applications for a Research Services Program Director. This is a full-time, University Staff (non-classified) position.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

The University of Colorado's Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine (CCPM) is a multi-institutional collaboration that pulls together disciplines and institutions across the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The CCPM aims to uncover advancements in genetics and genomics that can improve diagnoses and develop medical solutions that are tailored to individuals. The overarching mission is to link extensive patient data to 'omics' information (genomics, proteomics etc.) to promote development of optimal prognostic and diagnostic tools for the clinical setting. The academic home for faculty in the CCPM is the Division of Biomedical Informatics & Personalized Medicine (BIPM).

The University of Colorado, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and the Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine (CCPM) has an opening for a Research Services Program Director. Under the direction and guidance of the CCPM Director, OF A, and faculty members, this position will provide leadership in coordinating grants and sponsored projects for CCPM faculty and directing the work of other coordinators. This position will also work closely with the Office of Grants and Contracts (OGC), CCPM regulatory staff, and appropriate individuals within the University of Colorado system, clinical affiliates, and external funding agencies.

The primary responsibilities will be in managing all grant activities for multiple faculty with both primary and secondary appointments with CCPM, and delegating associated tasks to other CCPM grants staff. This includes budgeting, progress reports, project close-outs, monthly finance reports, funding distributions and other activities. Additionally, this position will monitor the productivity and accuracy of other CCPM grants and contracts staff, and provide regular, professionally prepared, reports and/or presentations to CCPM leadership upon request.

Examples of Work Performed:

  • Prepare and/or oversee the preparation of applications to sponsoring agencies, including budgets and technical portions of the application and all appropriate assurances for UCO approval and submission to sponsoring agency.
  • Prepare and/or oversee the preparation of institutional forms and expediency in executing the process for internal approval ("routing") of applications. Ensuring inclusion and adherence to of all sponsor specific application guidelines necessary to facilitate the review process.
  • Communicate and/or oversee/manage communications with OGC to maintain timely management and submission of all CCPM proposals and awarded projects, as well as to foster professional and productive relationships and collaborative efforts.
  • Manage and provide oversight of the coordination efforts with PI(s) to obtain all required information, attachments, and approvals, e.g., for the Approval of Application for Grant or Contract (Routing Form)
  • Provide guidance to other CCPM staff regarding the review and interpretation of sponsor submission requirements ensure compliance with appropriate Federal, State, Board of Regents, OGC and university policies and regulations.
  • Provide review and edit services to Pls for sections of grant proposals as necessary, e.g., the budget justification and resources page.
  • Serve as the CCPM grants and contracts liaison to both internal and external funding agencies, their employees and constituents and affiliated committees.
  • Serve as the CCPM point of contact for OGC Accounting, subcontractors, and external agencies, regarding payment of invoices. requesting no-cost extensions, establishing subcontracts, and timely submission of progress reports.
  • Closely supervise, direct, or actively conduct the timely and accurate transfer of grants and subcontracts associated with new CCPM faculty, from external entities to UCD.
  • Draft and/or oversee the drafting of subcontract agreements, review and edit language in accordance to OGC guidelines; and, when necessary, negotiate budgets with subcontractors.
  • Supervision of other CCPM and Division of Biomedical Informatics and Personalized Medicine grants and contracts staff. Concurrently 2 FTE, with plans to expand to 3 FTEs over the next year, as faculty members are recruited.

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $73,200 to $98,088.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Diversity and Equity:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Communication or a related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Five years of grants management experience in an academic medical center setting and/or experience in administration of grants and contracts at an academic or non-profit organization.

Substitution: Additional experience in a related field may substitute for the bachelor's degree on a year-for-year basis, but not for the specific years of experience.

Required: Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree
  • Additional years of experience working in an academic medical setting managing the grants and/or sponsored projects of faculty members from multiple departments.
  • Experience working in a higher education environment.
  • Experience working with electronic grant routing systems.
  • Working knowledge of UCD's grants routing and management software, i.e. InfoEd, and mFIN, Marketplace, HCM, etc.
  • Proficiency with various computer systems and software programs, including MS Office (Excel, Access, Word, Outlook, Powerpoint and Publisher).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience in research administration, grant funding forecasting, financial management and budgeting.
  • Knowledge of the regulatory issues associated with the construction and submission of federal and private foundation grants (e.g. HIPAA and human subjects' protection, Office of Grants and Contracts, and university policies and procedures).
  • Ability to interact on a professional level with CCPM leadership, university management, academic and other professionals, who will have varied interests and perspectives and are involved in research project planning.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in concert with responsibilities to write and present both internal and external reports summarizing activities.
  • Experience utilizing electronic grant management and financial systems.
  • Critical-thinking, leadership, and problem-solving skills required to achieve CCPM research objectives.
  • Flexibility, e.g., ability to work with shifting priorities and deadline pressure; ability to work independently and as a team member with diverse faculty, staff, and student populations.

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