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Research Grant Development Specialist

University of Maryland, Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland
$60,000s - $70,000s
Posted Date
Oct 13, 2022
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The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) has an exciting opportunity for a Research Grant Development Specialist. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty, staff, students, and trainees in the development, submission, and administration of research and training grants. This individual will also support and coordinate the UMSON Postdoctoral program, working to develop and publicize training and networking opportunities to enhance trainees’ experiences within the School of Nursing, UMB campus and beyond. They will work collaboratively with other members of the Office of Research and Scholarship, faculty, staff, students, and trainees in accomplishing the research mission of the School of Nursing. This individual should exhibit accuracy, purpose, and initiative to support this mission. 

UMB offers a comprehensive benefits package that prioritizes wellness, work/life balance, and professional development. Exempt regular staff receive a generous leave package that includes over 4 weeks of vacation accrued each year, paid holidays, unlimited accrual of sick time, and comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; professional learning and development programs; tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any University System of Maryland school; and flexible work schedules and teleworking options (if applicable per job).

UMB employees are strongly encouraged to follow all CDC recommendations related to COVID-19 vaccinations and booster doses. Employees whose job duties require them to work in clinical settings or at clinical or field sites continue to be subject to the vaccine requirements of those sites. For additional information on protocols and exemptions, please visit the COVID-19 website.

Primary Duties:

  • Manage, gather, and update 10+ years data/information on faculty, postdoctoral trainees, predoctoral students for NIH T32 Training Grant application.
  • Update postdoctoral trainee and faculty orientation materials as well as orient postdoctoral trainees.
  • Monitor postdoctoral trainees progress as well gather certifications and important documents throughout the duration of their contract.
  • Disseminate important information, requirements, resources to postdoctoral trainees as well as update the postdoctoral as well as other listservs.
  • Seek out and update researchers (faculty, staff, students, and trainees) on changes to remain in compliance with complex federal government, state, and university laws, statutes, policies, and procedures.
  • Elicits information from faculty, students, staff, and other institutions who collaborate with SON faculty on externally funded projects. Updates information, such as biosketches, letters of support, and facilities statements, and coordinates process to ensure correct forms are used; forms are fully completed with appropriate signatures and appropriate formatting; instructions have been followed precisely; and all elements of the grant submission are included.
  • Provides critical analysis of grant requirements. Compares new requirements to identify changes from previous requirement and highlights changes to assist in general planning and direction in order to develop and facilitate grant progress.
  • Submits external documents, such as data tables, recipient lists, and productivity statements for training grants. Provides internal follow up/tracking system for projects. Conducts QA. Ensures receipt of the institution copy of all submittals, and copies of final document/agreement. • Develops and maintains tracking databases to track and analyze information required for submission and reporting externally funded activities.
  • Prepares a boiler plate Research Facilities and Information and customizes it to specific needs.
  • Interfaces with the UMB Office of Compliance to ensure faculty continued compliance with granting agencies’ requirements and certifications.
  • Composes and manages general inquiries and prepares summaries of research for various audiences.
  • Supports the integration of our postdoctoral fellows within the SON and UMB campus community to include the CARTI (Center for Advanced Research Training and Innovation).
  • Independently prepares training grant documents for submission as well as progress and final reports.
  • Provides ongoing in-service training to faculty and students to ensure timely education and information related to research related issues.
  • Interfaces and collaborates with stakeholders to ensure they are informed on programs, processes, and activities that support the research and mission of the SON.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.





Education: Bachelor's degree. Master's degree preferred.

Experience: Two (2) years of administrative and coordination program experience required.

Preferred Experience: Experience working with research grants and in an academic research setting.

Other: Related experience may be substituted for education.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Ability to work independently under minimal supervision. Demonstrates initiative, resourcefulness, sound judgement and exceptional organizational skills; ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, solve problems, and make decisions. Ability to prioritize ongoing and new projects, which are necessary to implementing a specific organizational program. Skill in communicating efficiently and effectively both orally and in writing with a variety of people both internal and external to the organization. Skill in continuously seeking to improve the quality of services and processes.

Skill in effective use of applicable technology/systems (e.g. MS Office applications such as Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet search capabilities, reference management software, Qualtrics, and scheduling software). Willingness and ability to learn and use research administration related programs and databases such as eRA Commons, REDCap, Kauli-Research, Digital Measures, IT Works, and PubMed to assist in the research mission. Knowledge of human-subjects related research requirements and standards including mandatory recordkeeping and IRB submission/reporting requirement. Familiar with NIH fellowship and research grants/grant process.

Hiring Range: Mid $60,000s to low $70,000s; commensurate with education and experience.

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

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