Research Development Administrator

The University of Arizona Cancer Center

The University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) at the University of Arizona in Tucson seeks a Research Development Administrator who provides administrative and operations support for the research, administrative, and outreach operations of the UACC. These operations include management of senior-level personnel, building and laboratory facilities, information systems, various oversight committees, and UACC membership activities.

As a member of the UACC leadership team, the Research Development Administrator participates in strategic planning and helps to implement goals and plans devised by the leadership through close interactions with Administration, the Scientific Programs, and Shared Resources. Shared Resources are centralized research resources and services such as Flow Cytometry, Biospecimen Acquisition and Analysis, Biostatistics, Animal Models and Proteomics.

A main charge of the Administratorís role is to provide centralized management of the Shared Resources and ensure such Resources meet the research needs of the Cancer Center in a compliant, cost-effective manner. The Administrator works closely with senior leadership and UACC personnel to submit its five-year Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) to the National Cancer Institute, and related progress reports and administrative supplements. A solid understanding of the NIH granting mechanism and associated guidelines is essential for success in this position.

Preferred qualifications for this position are as follows: Masterís degree in business administration, healthcare, public administration, or science and 4 yearsí experience in related grants administration environment. Prior research administration experience at an NCI-designated cancer center or other NIH-funded research center. Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices of management within the UA or other academic medical system. Facility with NIHís ďASSISTĒ system used to prepare grant applications and other electronic Research Administration tools.

The University of Arizona Cancer Centerís vision is to be the preeminent leader in achieving freedom from cancer by extending and enhancing the lives of individuals regionally, nationally, and throughout the world.

We achieve this vision through creative collaborations, excellence in research, and research driven, multi-disciplinary cancer prevention and patient care programs. The creation and dissemination of our knowledge is achieved through translational research, technology development, and novel programs in education and training. Our priority is to assure that all those at risk for and affected by cancer have access to the highest quality care.

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