A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The department of psychiatry is seeking a grant/proposal writer to support the preparation and submission of grant proposals and manuscripts for two research teams.
Manuscript preparation and publication with guidance from senior author(s), including properly formatting and uploading to the journal on-line submission system.
Maintain manuscript-tracking system to ensure timely progress of manuscripts through development and publication.
Become familiar with federal, state, foundation and corporate “Requests for Application,” investigate their appropriateness, work with investigative faculty and staff members, and write grant proposals for state and federal agencies and private foundations.
Conduct the full range of activities required to prepare and submit grant proposals. Work with faculty investigators to delegate and assign tasks to meet grant submission deadlines.
Possesses and applies a broad knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of particular field of specialization to the completion of difficult assignments.
Work closely with both faculty and research administrators from various departments to ensure all manuscript or proposal documents are completed in a timely manner.
Submit internal U-M applications (e.g., limited submissions) and external letters of intent and pre-applications.
Help plan and schedule team meetings and facilitate team communication for teams writing large-scale grant proposals.
MS in psychology, social work, public health, or related field required
Candidate should have prior experience with successful scientific manuscripts (i.e., published) and/or federal or large foundation grants (i.e., funded). Knowledge of grant administration procedures, as well as policies, rules, and regulations pertaining to research activities is required
Experience budgeting for research grants is required
Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, and persuasive proposals and manuscripts
Strong editing skills and attention to detail are needed
5 - 8 years of professional experience (can include time in graduate school)
PhD in psychology, social work, public health, or related field preferred. Experience with behavioral health research preferred. Prefer expertise in mental health, public health/policy, and quantitative and/or qualitative research methodologies. Knowledge of guidelines, rules, and procedures governing the writing and submission of grant proposals within the University of Michigan preferred.
Candidate should have excellent organizational and writing skills, and experience writing administrative sections of grants. Candidate should have the ability to work independently and as part of a team; excellent communication skills; ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a timely manner; familiarity with research methodologies and where to obtain expertise when needed; and excellent interpersonal skills including ability to work cooperatively with faculty and staff. Significant track record of writing successful grant proposals and/or manuscripts in health services research, meeting tight deadlines, and editing for improved readability is preferred.
Candidate should have experience establishing and fostering effective working relationships with team members, as well as excellent problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
M-F 8 hour days
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