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The Proposal Development Specialist provides pre-award support to faculty and postdoctoral fellows in all aspects of proposal development, including budget development, form completion and submission. A major focus of the position is the preparation of proposal submissions for federal and non-federal funding mechanisms.
This position supports the researchers of Life Sciences Cluster, each of which includes several departments within Main campus and the Medical Center. The Proposal Development Specialist is responsible for preaward activities, such as identifying, organizing, facilitating, and submitting the development of new, resubmission and competitive renewal research proposals for all grants and collaborative opportunities with other institutions.
Work Interactions and Work Mode Designation
The Proposal Development Specialist reports directly to the Cluster Research Administrator. The Proposal Development Specialist works closely with other staff members in their cluster, across the proposal specialist roles within JORA, and other collaborating offices to ensure that proposals are complete, accurate and in compliance with sponsor and institutional regulations, policies and guidelines.
This position has been designated as Telework. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position's mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University's mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources website: https://hr.georgetown.edu/mode-of-work-designation.
Requirements and Qualifications
Expertise in electronic grants submissions through Grants.gov and other electronic portals.
1-3 years of experience in academic research administration
Knowledge of NIH funding mechanisms, including R01, P01, P30, T32 and foundation proposals.
Budgeting experience in Excel.
Flexible and adaptable to accommodate ongoing changes to internal and external policies.
Capacity for managing an extremely high volume of proposals and juggling multiple deadlines at once.
Ability to work quickly and effectively under pressure.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills, and ability to function in a fast-paced academic setting.
Proficient with software products including Excel.
Experience in academic research administration
Certified Research Administration (CRA) or Certified PreAward Research Administration (CPRA)
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