Job Information

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

Open Date 07/23/2021

Requisition Number PRN27041B

Job Title Manager, Research

Working Title Research Development Manager

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00958 - DFPM-Administration

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $66,460 - $71,400

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine ( DFPM ) in the School of Medicine is expanding the possibilities of health through discovery, teaching, and service, and it is home to an exemplary community of scholars engaged in federally and non-federally funded research. Serving the four divisions of DFPM , the Central Administration Research Office ( CARO ) has the mission to provide exceptional centralized support services that facilitate faculty success through research development, proposal development and submission, and research administration. This position operates within CARO to support faculty and postdoctoral fellows with proposal development, preparation, and submission, and to work collaboratively with faculty for the advancement of their funded research programs. The successful candidate will be able to work independently under minimal supervision, as part of a team, and manage projects and day-to-day processes to meet multiple competing deadlines.


• Maintains current knowledge of federal and university requirements governing externally funded grants and contracts, and provides expertise and guidance to investigators and staff on proposal development and submission to meet them

• Develops strong working relationships with research faculty and seeks to understand research interests to anticipate research development needs

• Assists with the formation of transdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and/or otherwise collaborative research teams

• Coordinates the functions of research teams for the successful submission of proposals for external funding, including complex multi-PI proposals that require content coordination with campus leaders and faculty outside DFPM , and coordination of university resources and personnel

• Reviews and disseminates Funding Opportunity Announcements summaries and checklists; interprets proposal application guidelines and proactively manages processes required to obtain necessary data and information

• Applies project management skills to ensure that timelines and goals are met

• Maintains good working relationships with various stakeholders both internal and external to DFMP to obtain data and statistics required for the successful incorporation into the research proposal

• Prepares detailed budgets and draft budget justifications to meet sponsor and university requirements

• Prepares supporting documents and drafts non-technical portions of the proposal where appropriate

• Edits proposals for clarity, consistency, and impact

• Reviews proposals for responsiveness to sponsor priorities and requirements

• Reviews proposals for compliance with university requirements

• Supports investigators submitting New Study applications and/or amendments for IRB approval in ERICA , or with other regulatory requirements (e.g., RGE / UPDB , UTRAC ,

• Acts as contact for subrecipients and prime sites and coordinates subaward budgets and documents.

• Manages the OSP grant and contract proposal submission process and uploads applications to Cayuse, FastLane, and other submission portals

• Resolves any issues that arise with the execution of the grant submission and maintains good working relationships with OSP officers and division-level and university grants and contracts accountants

• Assists with post-submission action items requested by sponsors such as “Just In Time” requests

• Prioritizes assigned workload with minimal supervision to manage competing deadlines; proactively informs investigators of timelines issues and advises on how to address them

• Reports to the Director, Research and Scholarship

• Engages with the DFPM Vice Chair for Research and the Research and Scholarship Committee

• Completes other duties as assigned

• Future responsibilities may include: Promote and support the development of faculty and researcher applications to fellowships, awards, and honors; coordinate and conduct workshops, seminars and training related to research and proposal development and funding opportunities, with a particular focus on interdisciplinary research

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a related area of assignment or equivalency and 4 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.


• Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills

• Excellent coordination, time management, organizational, and communication skills

• Experience with grant and/or technical writing and editing

• Experience working at an institution of higher education

• Working knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Office products, especially Word, Excel, and Outlook

• Master’s degree or PhD in social/behavioral health, health sciences, or writing/communication fields

• Experience working in content domains of primary care, public health, and/or occupational and environmental health

• Experience with third-party submission platforms (Cayuse, Fastlane); university platforms such as eProposal, eAward, ERICA ; and eRA Commons, REDCap,, etc.

• Experience with project management

• Certified as research administrator (e.g., CRA , CPRA ) and/or proposal developer (e.g., APMP

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Applicants are invited to provide a writing sample (preferably a previously submitted grant application)

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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