Research Grants Program Manager (PT), Medical Specialties - Research

Allied Health
190000BA Requisition #


Directs, organizes and leads project activities involving the administration of research grants funded by Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s philanthropic benefactors. Partners with administrative leaders, department chair[s] and the Committee on Research to manage research finances and execute the business plan for research.

  1. Develops methodology and administers program for selection of research projects and disbursement of grant funds.
  2. Manages individual research accounts within department while also tracking overall research finances across the department.
  3. Acts as a research leader and educator for the department.
  4. Oversees the development of funding announcements and awards.
  5. Provides measurable impact from programs and resources, collects feedback and implements process improvements, proactively identifies and creates new ways to promote programs.
  6. Issues contracts, tracks and manages program activity in a database; provides annual reports to the Committee.
  7. Organizes yearly program research day, showcasing the Department’s research effort.
  8. Refines the department’s research program by applying and utilizing new technologies and novel approaches for financial management and grant activity tracking.
  9. Co-chairs site meetings with the MD Committee lead, and distributes materials to all team members.
  10. With the MD Committee, tracks the progress and quality of work being performed.
  11. Develops and manages annual progress reports for grant activity.
  12. Uses project scheduling and tools to monitor projects plans, progress, budgets and expenditures.
  13. Effectively and accurately communicates relevant project information to the project team.
  14. Ensures MD Committee and PI needs are met in a timely manner.
  15. Reviews and manages reports throughout the lifecycle of the project.
  16. Prepares and initiates completion timelines and ensure all required project close out documents are obtained.
  17. Communicates ideas for improving processes with a positive and constructive attitude.
  18. Establishes and maintains a process for soliciting, tracking and reviewing grant applications.
  19. Reviews and provides preliminary feedback to the MD Committee for each grant application submitted to the Department.
  20. Organizes and attends meetings and assists with determining project requirements.
  21. Assists the Committee in the drafting and issuance of project proposals, funding announcements, budgets, cash flows and preliminary timelines.
  22. Prepares project organization and communication charts.
  23. Conducts original review and summary of all the applications
  24. Utilizes NIH database to form Internal and external Review Committee (nationwide and international Institutions); invites senior members who have successfully obtained NIH and other grants
  25. Receives and summarizes review committee feedback
  26. Provides effective and constructive review summaries for the applicants and support the revision of the applications. 
  27. Performs other duties as required or assigned.



Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in applicable field of study. Master’s preferred.
  • Five (5) years of research experience or the equivalent of education and research required.
  • Knowledge of Federal regulations relative to sponsored research programs.
  • Experience with financial oversight of programs, budgeting, tracking, and reporting.
  • Previous project-related work involving complex scheduling and communications.
  • Experience with the National Institutes for Health (NIH) database.
  • Communication skills, both oral and written, necessary to interact with funding agencies, other study personnel, and D-H staff.
Required Licensure/Certification Skills:
  • None.

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