Research Program Manager

California, United States
19 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department of Radiation Oncology is seeking a Research Program Manager for the Radiation Science Center and to support the preaward grants activities of several high profile researchers. The Research Program Manager will perform work to support the research and develop appropriate processes and policies. The Research Program Manager will manage all administrative and financial aspects of the Radiation Science Center, which is a complex, multifaceted center, with basic science research, clinical research and core support services. In addition the Research Program Manager will provide high level grants support, including budget creation, for federal and nonfederal grants.

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000, which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. An award- winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers.

Duties include: 

  • Oversee and administer research activities by evaluating academic programs, making recommendations that impact policies and programs, and coordinating and implementing changes.
  • Collect and analyze data, create reports, review and explain trends to determine program effectiveness; formulate and evaluate alternative solutions and/or recommendations to achieve the goals of the program.
  • Execute a tactical plan to meet the product/program objectives.
  • Write and/or edit complex content for proposals, peer-reviewed publications, and other program activities under the general direction of the P.I.
  • Assist with the development of research grants (i.e. may suggest new funding opportunities, write portions of grants, and/or summarize data for grant support). 
  • Provide administrative support to Product/Program team.
  • Assist in the development of materials which support the product/program.
  • Monitor expenses, budgets, and finances of the program. Make recommendations on funding based on program spending

Applicants are required to upload a cover letter and résumé to be considered for this opening. 

* - Other duties may also be assigned.


  • Graduate degree in a related field and two years of applicable experience, or combination of education and experience in a related field.
  • Familiarity with radiation oncology and genitourinary cancers.
  • Firm understanding of the research process including the development and implementation of protocols.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize a project from start to finish; including data collection, analysis, and reporting.
  • Experience with grant-writing and submission.
  • Experience working with healthcare professionals and clinical research participants. 
  • Experience with University related research policies and procedures.
  • Good leadership, diplomacy, judgment, and decision-making skills.


  • Bachelor’s degree and two years of relevant experience of combination of education, training, and relevant experience. Advanced degree may be required for some programs. Program administration and/or research experience may be required.


  • Demonstrated oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
  • Ability to oversee and provide basic direction to staff.


  • For teaching jobs, advanced degree or certification may be required for some programs.


  • Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Occasionally use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
  • Rarely sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
  • Ability to use voice to present information/communicate with others.
  • On-campus mobility.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


  • May work extended hours, evenings or weekends.
  • May travel locally.
  • Occasional overnight travel.


  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,