University of Utah Manager, Research in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 08/24/2017

Requisition Number PRN15144B

Job Title Manager, Research

Working Title Manager, Research Development

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Care Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

8-5, M-F

VP Area President

Department 00639 - VP for Research

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 47600 to 90400

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

Under minimal supervision, responsible for identifying external research funding opportunities from federal agencies, state and local governments, and foundations, for faculty and staff seeking extramural financial support for their research. Responsible for assembling teams of faculty across disciplines, colleges and departments to apply for those grants. Provides technical guidance and assistance in coordinating and writing grant proposals. Acts as a catalyst between colleges, departments, staff, and external entities to ensure continuity and quality of service.


1. Identify current and near-term interdisciplinary research funding opportunities for faculty and staff through federal agencies (e.g.NSF,NIH,DOD,NASA,DOE), state and local governments, and foundations. This may include individual level grants, large team grants, training and education grants, equipment grants, and others.

2. Maintain strategic awareness of future funding opportunities through attentiveness to the direction and emphasis of agency and foundation research priorities.

3. Match agency priorities with faculty, by identifying faculty with appropriate research to form interdisciplinary teams to apply for research funding opportunities.

4. Facilitate development of these interdisciplinary teams by organizing workshops/meetings.

5. Move teams to proposal submission, scheduling and task management, coordination of writing sections of the proposal and preparing ancillary materials relative to the grant.

6. Review proposals for completeness and assist with the adherence of required institutional documentation and deadlines.

7. Work within a team of grant specialists, coordinate with other offices at the University and outside the University as needed. Coordinate with the colleges and departments at the University to assist their strategic research initiatives.

8. Obtain training from the Office of Sponsored Projects to understand requirements for grant submission.

9. Maintain a current knowledge of changing institutional policies and federal requirements governing externally funded grants and contracts.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a related area of assignment or equivalency and 4 – 6 years of progressively more responsible management experience. Background knowledge of assigned department’s area of specialization in order to analyze, plan and draw conclusions for recommendations to superiors. Demonstrated leadership skills in planning and directing employees and processes in order to effectively monitor and develop subordinates and to ensure the smooth operation of department. Completion of provided supervisory training within one year of employment may be required.

Master’s degree in a related area may be preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Degree in accounting, business administration or a related field, plus two years experience working with federal or private funding agencies on grants, contracts or other agreements or equivalency. The ability to work independently and effectively under pressure. An advanced degree in Public Administration, Law, or a related field and five years of increasingly responsible experience within an academic or higher education environment is preferred. Computer literacy in data management, document preparation and management, spreadsheet creation and presentation software is preferred.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.