Research Project Manager, University

North Carolina, United States
07 May 2019
End of advertisement period
07 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Ctr for Advanced Genomic Technologies

Job Description

Executive Director (working title) This is a full time position in support of administrative and scientific functionsfor the Center for Advanced Genomic Technologies. Duke University is launching a new Center for Advanced Genomic Technologies (CAGT) to highlight and support Duke’s interdisciplinary efforts and scientific leaders focused on engineering new technologies and approaches to elucidate the function of the genome, decipher the role of the genome in health and disease, and develop new genetic medicines.

This Center is supported across the Pratt School of Engineering, the Trinity School of Arts & Sciences, and the Duke University Medical Center, and has a physical home in the Fitzpatrick Center for Interdisciplinary Engineering, Medicine and Applied Sciences. The Executive Director for the Duke CAGT will work closely with the Center Director, Prof. Charles Gersbach, the CAGT Steering Committee, and the to-be-named Program Coordinator to execute the Center’s mission to support, maintain, and expand a world-class scientific program in genome sciences and engineering, train the next generation of genome scientists and engineers, and distribute the results and activities of the CAGT to the broader scientific community.

Specific job responsibilities include:

  • Work collaboratively with the Director and Steering Committee to develop and implement research and educational strategic plans and initiatives of the Center, including representing the Center in a range of professional settings as deemed appropriate by the Director. CAGT will facilitate genomics projects, programs, funding, etc. all across the University and SOM, including interactions with many other units (GCB, CAGPM, Genomics Collaboratory, DMPI, MEdX, etc.).
  • Work collaboratively with Center faculty to establish research priorities and craft funding proposals for both federal and private funding. Manage logistics for grant proposal and article submissions with an emphasis on technical grant writing and manuscript editing.
  • Oversee and support development of multiple simultaneous individual and complex CAGT funding proposals through effective interactions with all involved parties and by providing proposal management, proposal editing and/or writing integration service, program development, budget development, and support.
  • Work with individuals at all levels in the organization to ensure successful integration of all grant application components and full compliance with all funding solicitation and sponsor requirements.
  • Maintain a deep working knowledge of federal and private funding opportunities in the area of genome sciences, genomic technology development, and genomic medicine.
  • Through existing mechanisms as well as research and communications with possible sponsors, identify large, multidisciplinary funding opportunities from federal and non-federal sources that capitalize on existing CAGT strengths and expertise.
  • Identify CAGT faculty to lead and/or collaborate on multidisciplinary proposals and facilitate development of appropriate teams of faculty investigators to pursue these opportunities.
  • Supervise administrative staff for the Center, including working closely with the Program Coordinator, who will specifically oversee planning of Center activities, such as seminars and symposia, and communications, including websites and social media.
  • Develop and implement plans for supplementing and supporting the education and training of students and postdoctoral fellows to fill positions as the next generation of genome scientists and engineers.
  • Develop and implement plans for special programs such as a seminar series and annual symposia.
  • Work collaboratively with Center faculty to develop and implement effective recruitment strategies for fellows and students.
  • Coordinate oversight of Center laboratory and office space usage.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

Education/Training: Work requires a minimum of a MS with a preference for a PhD in biological sciences, bioengineering, or related discipline, as well as a minimum 3 years experience working in academic or other non-profit research institute.

Experience: Applicants should have experience with academic research, manuscript writing and publication, identification of funding sources, grant writing and editing, and mentoring of students and/or fellows.

Requisition Number 401590342
Location Durham
Job Family Level 68
Full Time / Part Time FULL TIME
Regular / Temporary Regular
Shift First/Day

Minimum Qualifications

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Essential Physical Job Functions:Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


Master's degree in social sciences or similar curricula preferred.


Minimum of three years of related program evaluation experience.OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

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