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UNIV- Research Grant Writer/Mentor-College of Nursing

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Entity: MUSC University
Department: COLLEGE OF NURSING - College of Nursing
Sub Department: UNIV-2401000-College Of Nursing
Work type: Part-Time
Employee Type: UNIV - Temporary Faculty
Location: Charleston, SC-Main Campus
Categories: FACULTY & PHYSICIANS
Pay scale: UNIV-Band 0: Commensurate with experience.


FLSA: Salaried

Job Summary: Assists faculty and doctoral students with grant writing, development of funding proposals, scholarship, and training within the College of Nursing.

Rank: Open rank

Requirements:

The successful candidate must hold an advanced degree, preferably PhD or equivalent, and will have demonstrated extensive experience in grant writing, development and experience in working within an academic health center.  Additional skills include excellent organizational and planning skills; leadership ability to manage multiple projects and work assignments with competing deadlines is required, as well as evidence of problem-solving and interpersonal skills that facilitate effective interactions within cross-functional teams and with external customers.  Advanced understanding of medical and scientific terminology and demonstrated experience analyzing data, interpreting information and ability to provide logical conclusions/projections and program evaluation planning is required. Proficiency in English writing styles and proofreading skills are required.

The successful candidate is expected to relocate to Charleston, South Carolina area upon hire.

Preferred Experience:

  • A PhD or equivalent and two years’ experience in grant development related to NIH funding will be acceptable with the following documented experiences.
  • Proven success in Grant Writing for NIH or related field and obtaining funding of these
  • grants (ideally with experience in Nursing Research grant writing).
  • Previous experience with the following systems is preferred· Learning Management
  • Systems (Harbor), Lecture Capture Systems (Panopto). 
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills to include proofreading with a detailed eye and low tolerance for grammatical errors.
  • Ability to independently plan and manage grant writing projects.
  • Ability to apply educational theory and skills in teaching environment.
  • Ability to effectively use interpersonal and communications skills for various audiences.
  • Ability to effectively use organizational and planning skills.
  • Ability to research and analyze complex information.
  • Maintain confidentiality of work-related information and materials.
  • Employee must be self-directed and have the ability to work independently. This is highly visible position within the College of Nursing and must have the ability to communicate effectively and timely with all faculty, doctoral students (as appropriate) and staff.     

Specific Responsibilities include:

  1. Proposal development & Scientific Writing: 20%
  • Collaborate and participate with the principal investigator/project director and collaborators to review, write, and edit new as well as  revised grant proposals, and associated annual reports.
  • In collaboration with the principal investigator/project director, responsible for the editing of research and program proposals and reports for grammar, readability, logic of flow, clarity, consistency, and conformance with any funding agency applicable requirements.
  • Provide expert guidance to junior faculty with respect to specific elements of all document types.
  • Anticipate future needs so that templates and expertise can be developed in a proactive fashion.
  • Maintain expert knowledge of current applicable funding agency regulations, guidelines, policies, instructions, etc., as they relate to clinical research, grants management, and data reporting.
  • Maintain a strong knowledge of scientific writing including grammar, punctuation, usage, and style guides (APA or other as required).
  • Provides guidance and adheres to research/program proposal related templates; and facilitates the writing of a proposal and its supporting documents to ensure consistency of style and proposed activities across supporting documents. 
  • Responsible for determining if documents and templates conform with all applicable regulations, current guidance, and policies; inform appropriate PI/project director as required and suggest appropriate correction
  • Develops and maintains templates that facilitate subsequent submissions to common audiences (journal, national meeting, etc.)
  • Serves as a resource for Faculty in their development in the art of reviewing and editing proposals, applications being submitted for funding, and grants
  1. Grant Development: 10% 

        In collaboration with Associate Dean for Research:

  • Plan College-level activities related to grant writing that support the research mission and goals.
  • Conduct an internal peer review process for grant proposals and actively participate in the development and management of research teams that bridge multiple areas of research focuses.
  • Responsible for providing expert guidance and building inter-programmatic collaborations that will develop research proposals (e.g.,  training, career development, R-series) including complex grants (multi-PI, center grants, institutional training grants, etc.) 
  • Meet regularly with Research Faculty and Grants Administration team to discuss funding opportunities and new grant submittals.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining templates and their associated components, clinical protocols, informed consent documents, and other documents that are needed on a recurring basis

        Increase the Research Scope and Presence of the College in Funding:

  • Seek out and identify additional sources of funding both internal and external to CON & MUSC.
  • Recognize areas for collaboration and work with various groups (e.g., VA, other areas in MUSC, etc.) to facilitate the collaboration of grants. 

About MUSC College of Nursing: The MUSC College of Nursing has a long and distinguished history of more than 135 years preparing the finest professional nurses who care, cure, and create new knowledge in improving the health of individuals, families, and communities. We educate more than 600 students each year who earn baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Nearly half of our nursing students receive their education and training entirely through our academically and technologically advanced online program. Since 2014, U.S. News & World Report has ranked our online graduate nursing program in the top 6 programs in the country. The College of Nursing’s dedicated Office of Research provides strong support and mentorship of our faculty and their programs of research across a diverse portfolio. The College is currently ranked 16th in NIH funding among colleges of nursing across the country.  The impact of our research is dedicated to reducing inequities and disparities, to improving health, quality of life, healthcare and the lives of individuals, families/caregivers, and communities at the regional, state, national, and global level.  

With more than $12 million secured in total funding last year, the college is the highest ranked college of nursing in S.C., and the third highest in the southeast in federal research funding.

About MUSC: Founded in 1824, The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) continues the tradition of excellence in education, research and patient care. MUSC educates and trains more than 3,000 students and 700 residents in six colleges and has nearly 13,000 employees, including approximately 1,500 faculty members. As the state’s only academic health science center and largest non-federal employer in Charleston, the university and its affiliates have collective annual budgets in excess of $2.4 billion, with an annual economic impact of nearly $4 billion and annual research funding in excess of $250 million. MUSC operates a 700-bed medical center, which includes a nationally recognized children's hospital, the NCI-designated Hollings Cancer Center, a Level I trauma center, Institute of Psychiatry, more than 100 outreach healthcare partners located across the state, and South Carolina’s only transplant center.

 

The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.


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The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.