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Boston University GRANT SPECIALIST, OFFICE OF PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT, School of Medicine, Dean's Office in BOSTON, Massachusetts




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To support the Proposal Development Office (PDO) by providing technical assistance and skilled administrative support to Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) faculty and Investigators developing grant/contract proposals for external funding.

Depending on the project, duties will include:

  • Reviewing and interpreting sponsor regulations and detailed proposal guidelines

  • Assessing proposal requirements and planning proposal preparation tasks with Principal Investigator (PI)

  • Completing application forms

  • Developing budgets consistent with sponsor requirements and Boston University policies

  • Acquiring, preparing and prioritizing required proposal documents (e.g. biosketches, letters of support, subawards, facilities descriptions, budget justification, etc.)

  • Identifying the need for and assisting in obtaining institutional support letters when required

  • Acquiring all applicable compliance forms and documentation of internal approvals (e.g cost sharing, F & A waiver/reduction, internal forms) required for University authorization to submit proposal

  • Provide training and support to faculty as requested

  • Contact sponsors to clarify questions in guidelines as needed

  • Serve as a general Pre Award resource to all BUSM faculty and staff

  • Special projects as assigned by Director

The PDA will report the Director and work in collaboration with departmental administrators, the Office for Research Compliance and the Office of Sponsored Programs as required. This position will also interact with faculty and staff across and outside the BU campus.

This position is eligible for Boston University's generous benefits package including health, dental, life insurance, tuition remission, paid time off, and so much more!

Please include a cover letter to be considered for this role.

Required skills

Bachelor’s degree required; 3-5 years’ relevant experience; preferred knowledge of grant/contract regulations and standard proposal requirements; familiarity with the process of developing grant proposals, including those for large, sophisticated, multi-investigator and/or multi institutional projects. Applicants with relevant/transferrable experience are welcome to apply.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.