As a community, the University of Rochester is defined by a deep commitment to Meliora - Ever Better. Embedded in that ideal are the values we share of equity, leadership, integrity, openness, respect, and accountability. Together, we will set the highest standards for how we treat each other to ensure our community is welcoming to all and is a place where all can thrive.
The UR Medicine Department of Surgery is a place where discoveries are made, and the most complex and challenging diseases are cured. Our mission is not only to treat disease, but also to conduct innovative research that enables us to gain a greater understanding of the biological mechanisms of disease, identify new technologies for improved diagnostics and to develop novel surgical approaches.
The Department of Surgery is in search of a Research Program Officer. The Research Program Officer will oversee the administrative and financial efforts for pre and post-award grant funding. The Research Program Officer will work closely with the Research Program Manager on strategic planning and implementation of objectives related to the Department of Surgery’s Research mission.
The Research Program Officer will be responsible for:
Collaborates with leadership and Principal Investigators (PI’s) to create and maintain standard language for grant applications for use across divisions.
Supports PIs in preparing proposal packages and project budgets for grant applications.
Manages ongoing and emerging research initiatives for the Department, monitoring grant submission deadlines for new projects and needs for funded projects.
Reviews and announces Federal (National Institutes of Health - NIH) announcements, Foundation and other funding opportunities that support Surgery’s research mission.
In collaboration with a Senior Research Accountant, oversees consistent financial management and reporting.
For funded grant awards, directs the distribution of funds and provides regular reports to funding agencies.
The successful Research Program Officer will have:
Bachelor's degree and 5+ years relevant grants or research administration experience.
Prior experience in higher education, medical sciences research or grants administration preferred.
Knowledge of the associated reporting guidelines for grant-based funds is beneficial.
Strong interpersonal, presentation and communication skills.
Excellent analysis and project management skills.
The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s Mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better.
In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to non-discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.
Founded in 1850, the University of Rochester is one of the nation’s leading research universities and is the cultural, artistic, healthcare, and educational leader for the region. The University is home to nearly 12,000 students and 3,900 full- and part-time faculty, who serve the university’s teaching, research, and clinical missions in eight schools and colleges and its renowned medical center.
The University of Rochester has a long tradition of breaking boundaries—always pushing and questioning, learning and unlearning. We transform ideas into enterprises that create value and make the world ever better. The University’s academic programs are delivered through seven units:
•Arts, Sciences & Engineering
•The Eastman School of Music
•The School of Medicine and Dentistry
•The School of Nursing
•The Eastman Institute for Oral Health
•The Simon Business School
•The Warner School of Education