The West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for an Investigator Development Coordinator for the Clinical and Translational Science Institute. This position will organize and implement investigator development initiatives, including professional development, proposal development and pilot projects of the WVCTSI. This includes development of educational training materials, coordination of meetings, coordination of internal funding programs, and the incumbent will serve as point of contact for researchers interested in investigator development activities and services. Coordinator will work across cores to synergize efforts and provide seamless support for clinical and translational researchers interested in further developing their research careers.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Provide logistical support; includes scheduling, preparation of materials, maintaining participant records, tracking outcomes, preparing and posting online materials.
Works as part of the Pilot Program team to coordinate internal funding mechanisms.
Maintains understanding of federal guidelines and processes for grant applications including changes to funding requirements, clinical trials proposal requirements, and scoring criteria. Incumbent will learn to review applications for federal compliance.
Reviews research grant sponsor guidelines and applies this knowledge to the development of proposals.
Connects researchers to appropriate WVCTSI services and opportunities.
Coordinator works as part of Proposal Development team to ensure synergy across programs and initiatives, specifically related to preparing researchers to be competitive for extramural funding.
Works in coordination with communications team to ensure timely and accurate dissemination and advertisement of WVCTSI Investigator Development opportunities and offerings
Conducts service delivery and service tracking. Keeps accurate records in an online tracking system. Helps to prepare quarterly reports for services and service outcomes.
Arranges and attends meetings, seminars, symposia and other events related to project efforts.
Develops and delivers presentations and educational materials related to the professional development of clinical and translational scientists.
Establishes and maintains an active network of professional contacts.
Bachelor's degree in education, health related field or business administration;
Two (2) years of experience in program coordination.
Maintains skills in, or knowledge of, internal funding mechanisms such as pilot grants
Excellent English language oral and written skills.
Strong organizational skills.
Demonstrated ability to read and interpret documents.
Demonstrated ability to present information and respond to questions from groups or individuals.
Demonstrated ability to create and produce clear, concise paper and electronic documents.
Demonstrated ability to work in a multidisciplinary team environment and to coordinate participation of team members from various backgrounds.
Demonstrated project management experience preferred with exceptional organizational and time management skills.
Group facilitation, mediation and conflict resolution skills.
Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
Strong ability to multi-task multiple projects at the same time.
Excellent attention to detail, flexible and adaptable to change.
The employee must be effective in a fast-paced setting.
Understands general clinical and translational research premises and is able to develop and maintain professional contacts to foster collaboration of research, and assign content area expertise for review of internal funding mechanisms.
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