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The Lupus Foundation of America is currently seeking a Research Program Manager/Grants Administrator to join our dynamic team of professionals in the heart of the national’s capital. The Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. is the only national force devoted to solving the mystery of lupus – one of the world’s cruelest, most unpredictable, and devastating diseases – while giving caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact.
The Research Program Grants Manager, under the supervision of the VP of Research, is responsible for managing and administering all aspects of the LFA’s scientific peer review grants program, professional awards, research partnerships, and supporting activities related to the LFA’s national research program.
- Coordinate all yearly peer review program activities which includes drafting RFAs, managing all aspects of information distribution and program awareness to review, from LOI submission through awarding and tracking.
- Serve as one of the key staff liaisons for the Medical Scientific Advisory Council (MSAC); maintaining ongoing communications, facilitating staff requests and planning for MSAC meetings.
- Manage the impact evaluation of our research program and work in partnership with other departments to promote the findings of our research program to the public.
- Review and stay current with advances in lupus research and lupus related research news
- Translating science writing into basic language to be used for promotional or educational purposes.
- Work with other departments to draft supporting materials and research related marketing materials.
- Prior experience in research /grants administration and management is preferred.
- Bachelor’s degree in a science/public health discipline, at least 2 years of related work experience demonstrating a thorough understanding of program/project management techniques and methods, the ability to manage and coordinate multiple concurrent deadlines and strong science writing skills.
- Completing tasks that require independent judgment and a high level of professionalism, accuracy, sensitivity, discretion, and diplomacy.
- Using well-developed skills in written and verbal communications, technical computer applications and administrative support.
- Must work well, and be productive working independently and as part of a team.
- Ablity to collaborate with both staff and local LFA chapter representatives.
- This individual must also be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.
The ideal applicant will have at least a Bachelor’s degree in a science/public health discipline, at least 2 years of related work experience demonstrating a thorough understanding of program/project management techniques and methods, the ability to manage and coordinate multiple concurrent deadlines and strong science writing skills. Prior experience in research /grants administration and management is preferred.
The Lupus Foundation of America, Inc., offers a very competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which includes employer-paid medical, dental, and life insurance coverage. Flexible Spending Account options, a 403(b) plan, paid vacation and more!
Minimum Education Required