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Grants Project Officer - Cancer Center

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Sponsored Programs, Grants, and Contracts

Posting Number: req11810

Department: Cancer Center Division

Location: UAHS - Tucson

Address: University of Arizona Cancer Center, 1515 N Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85724 USA

Position Highlights

The University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) is seeking candidates for the Grants Project Officer position to oversee the development, preparation, and submission of grant applications and provide project management of extramural funding from private, federal, and state sources. The position will independently and collaboratively coordinate with Cancer Research Training & Education Coordination (CRTEC), the center's training program, as well as provide administrative and logistical support to undergraduate and graduate students at the center. The successful candidate will have strong grant development and project management skills. Remote and hybrid options may be available.

The University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) is a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer through patient care, research, and education.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Administration
    • Assist the Principal Investigator to
      ensure milestone for study projects are achieved. Creates project plans,
      timelines to manage the study projects.
    • Serves as the
      coordinator for pre and post award reporting activities, collecting
      information from PI, lead researchers, business office, UAHS Research
      Administration, student trainees, and other external stakeholders.
    • Ensure that all grant sections are compliant with funding agency requirements.
  • Pre Award
    • Identify
      new and potential grant opportunities and ensure that the funding
      opportunities are provided to relevant faculty, trainees and teams.
    • Work in collaboration with faculty, UAHS Research Administration, and business office on pre award proposal submissions.
    • Assist with proofreading grant applications.
    • Create templates for non-federal grant applications.
    • Proofread and update NIH / DOD biosketches.
  • Post Award
    • Organize
      and manage progress report submissions in collaboration with faculty,
      UAHS Research Administration, and UACC business office.
    • Assist with generating progress reports.
    • Provide grants metrics to Associate Director, Administration and work with data analyst to keep data up to date.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient with MS office (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint), MS Windows,
    audio/video equipment, and online collaboration tools (e.g., Google
    Docs, Dropbox, OneDrive).
  • Ability to workwell under compressed deadlines.
  • Willingness to adjust schedule to work weekend and evening hours when necessary.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact professionally and effectively with investigators, sponsors, and cross-functional teams.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience required.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

* Experience in the development of new grant applications.
* Experience with NIH, DOD grant applications.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $53,463 - $70,037

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Research Program Admin

Job Function


Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Sadie Maloof |

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant

Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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