Columbia University’s Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute supports interdisciplinary neuroscience research and discovery by scientists and scholars across the university and promises to be the most comprehensive institute for brain science.
Reporting to the Director of Governance, Research Support, and Outreach, the Grant Strategist will support Zuckerman Institute faculty in grant proposal preparation. Efforts will focus on both individual faculty grants as well as large, collaborative grants that support the interdisciplinary nature of the Institute. Major responsibilities will include editing proposal sections related to narrative, aims, and research strategy as well as some project management duties for multi-PI grants. Working with senior staff and faculty, the individual will contribute to strategic decisions regarding granting efforts.
We are seeking an independent, highly motivated individual who possesses sound judgment and a proven ability to work under pressure. The incumbent must successfully balance multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines. The role requires a combined science and writing background and a thorough understanding of scientific grantsmanship. The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast-paced, start-up environment.
Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Grant editing and consultation
The Grant Strategist will support the productivity of Zuckerman Institute scientists by editing and consulting on grants, particularly sections on research strategy, aims, and narratives; acquire and maintain sound knowledge of the Institute and the research priorities; use that knowledge and understanding to seek and recommend grants for individual as well as multi-investigator grants within and between disciplines.
Proposal development, coordination and management
The Grant Strategist will serve as a project manager to pursue, identify and promote funding opportunities for multi-PI grants. The Grant Strategist will also consult and keep abreast of the current granting environment to provide suggestions to individual researchers on specific grant opportunities.Working in collaboration with grants management team in the Zuckerman Institute’s finance division and other University colleagues, the Grant Strategist will edit and maintain the accuracy of supporting components such as facilities and resources and ensure a smooth transition of grants through the submission process.The Grant Strategist will engage with audiences and stakeholders within and outside of Columbia University to promote research agendas and create matches to funding priorities for the Zuckerman Institute; assist the Governance and Research Support team to proactively engage with a range of stakeholders, partners, policymakers and audiences for various initiatives; and other duties as assigned.
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