Job Description

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$90,000 - $120,000 / Year
Moores Cancer Center
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Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

#120248 Research and Grant Development Manager - Remote

Extended Review Date: Tue 1/17/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/15/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Candidates hired into this position may have the ability to work remotely.

Placement within the range is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).


The Moores Cancer Center is one of just 53 NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the United States and the only one in San Diego County. As a consortium cancer center, it is a collaborative partnership between the UCSD: encompassing 14 departments (12 clinical, 2 basic sciences), 3 professional schools (School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Public Health), UCSD Health oncology hospitals and clinics; the basic and public health research and outreach of San Diego State University, and the basic and translational research of the La Jolla Institute of Immunology. These various programs and units are all dedicated to fulfilling the Moores Cancer Center's mission of reducing cancer's burden. As such, it ranks among the top centers in the nation conducting the continuum of cancer research, providing advanced patient care, and serving the community through outreach and education programs.

As a top-ranking, future-oriented organization, we offer challenging career opportunities in a fast-paced and innovative environment. Moores Cancer Center Business Office follows a progressive philosophy of career-path development for its employees including opportunities for cross-training, professional development, and progressive responsibility.

The Research and Grant Development Manager is responsible for the short-and long term strategic program planning in order to advance goals and mission for UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center. Serves as a key leadership role in assessing grant application objectives and planning strategies under which the proposal objectives will be attained. Develops, plans, evaluates and implements strategic and collaborative science (project type grants with multiple projects and cores), multi-million dollar research grant proposals for grant continuation and new grants related to cancer research. Conducts needs assessments, oversees data collection, engages in on-going efforts to improve data management procedures and optimization of models, performs complex analysis and evaluation of program activities for proposal submission. Develops metrics to illustrate collaboration and high impact research at MCC. Applies knowledge of biological sciences to translate medical, scientific, and technical language into easily understood concepts. Stays abreast of, and interprets for management and PIs, sponsor's rules and regulations and terms and conditions of specific grants, including those of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Identifies, researches and pursues new and relevant grant opportunities and communicates such opportunities to leadership and PI’s. Develops and maintains collaborative, working relationships with the Cancer Center's leadership team, Principal Investigators (PIs), and the scientific writing team. Provides consultative service to Program and Division Leaders, PIs, and internal staff regarding submission of proposals.

Project Management skills will be utilized to ensure smooth and timely operation of internal and external grant programs, including management of foundation grants, internal pilot grants, limited submissions, and large federal and collaborative grants. Grant management and writing skills will be used to ensure grant documents are complete, adhere to funding agency guidelines, and are submitted on time.

This position is afforded significant latitude for complex research projects, decision-making and independent judgement. Responsible for managing writing, team and writing research grant proposals including updates and progress reports. Manages all administrative aspects of manuscript submission and grant proposal processing. Review and edit manuscripts and proposals for accuracy. The position is involved with scientific, regulatory, administrative and budgetary goals.


  • Advanced degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

  • Five or more years of directly relevant experience.

  • In-depth academic background and experience in selected area of research including record of publications in related field(s). Advanced background in life sciences, social science, public health, biostatistics, or other applicable academic field as evidenced by an advanced degree in a related field, or equivalent combination of experience and education.

  • Experience working in a scientific research environment. Understanding of the role of research and grant funding in a major research university.

  • Thorough knowledge and ability to apply all relevant Federal, state, and university regulations, policies, and federal guidance documents. Proven experience in keeping up with new requirements for grant proposals, such as formats and scientific components, of federal, state and private granting agencies. In-depth experience writing about science for both technical reviewers and the public as well as writing science proposals for government agencies including the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

  • Proven ability with writing and submitting grant applications, particularly in large science grants (project type grants with multiple projects and cores). Experience with grant management tracking systems and databases, experience utilizing web portals for grant submission to various agencies.

  • Advanced program planning and management of projects. Experience with planning and leadership of operational and research/development initiatives. Demonstrated management skills with the ability to maintain focus and to operate in an organized and effective manner in an environment that may have rapidly shifting demands and priorities.

  • Advanced oral and written communication skills. Advanced skills analyzing information, problems, situations, policies or procedures to define the problem, need or objective.

  • Proven ability to formulate solutions, new program development, alternative choices and implications for implementation.

  • Advanced interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups to achieve results.

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with internal and external peers, managers and teams.

  • Understanding of the role of research in a major research university and its links with campus, national and international constituencies and industry.

  • Advanced knowledge of national and international trends in research and experience with research programs.

  • Demonstrated ability to appropriately handle highly sensitive and confidential situations and matters with faculty and staff. Self-starter with the ability to work independently.

  • Experience with complex, multi-project, multi-million grant proposal development such as SPORE, P01, LLS SCOR etc.

  • Demonstrated experience working in a scientific research environment. Advanced program planning and management of projects.

  • Experience performing complex analyses on policies, programs and procedures relating to research.


  • Knowledge of UC policies and procedures relating to research, and research facilities as well as knowledge of campus structure, research programs, databases and systems.

  • Specialized knowledge of cancer research.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

  • Must be willing and able to travel as needed (<5%).

Pay Transparency Act Full Salary Range: $71,000 - $160,000 Annually

The University of California, San Diego is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Expected Pay Scale. Placement within the Expected Pay Scale is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

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