Grant and Development Strategist

Denver, Colorado
Salary is commensurate with experience and abilities and a full Univ of Colorado benefit package
October 22 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Grant and Development Strategist

The RNA Bioscience Initiative (RBI)( at the University of Colorado School of Medicine seeks to hire a Grant and Development Strategist. Through a $20 million dollar initiative at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, the RBI has expanded and increased the excitement for RNA research through hiring of new RNA faculty and a RNA bioinformatics group, developing new research programs and approaches for data generation and analysis, funding seed projects focused on RNA science, and educating trainees at all levels in RNA biology. We seek a Grant and Development Strategist to capitalize on these accomplishments and co-ordinate the development of competitive PI-driven applications for large-scale funding from the NIH and other funding agencies, to lead the effort to liaise with researchers and clinicians on campus, and to work to develop strategic partnerships to secure long-term funding for our research and training mission. 

Primary and initial responsibility will be to:

  • Facilitate and coordinate multi-PI grant submissions, including a program project grant, PREP R25, and T32 grants.

Over time, the Grant and Development Strategist is expected to:

  • Facilitate collaborations between RBI members and clinicians
  • Interface with CU Innovations and CU Office of Advancement for purposes of fundraising and strategic development

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. and/or post-doctoral research experience in Molecular Biology or a related field, and experience in the preparation and submission of NIH grant applications. Exceptional candidates without extensive Molecular Biology experience will be considered if they have a demonstrated track record in grant writing or development activities. The candidate must be self-motivated, organized, communicate effectively, be a team player, and have scientific maturity. 

We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from under-represented minorities, including women, individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, under-represented racial or ethnic groups, and individuals with disabilities. 

For further details please send an email to

Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the contact information for 3 references who are familiar with your work and can speak about your qualifications for this position. In your cover letter, please specify a) how your past experience makes you suitable for this position, and b) why you are interested in this position. 

Materials should be submitted through CU Careers (

Applications will be reviewed immediately and the search will remain open until the position is filled. 


Minimum Requirements:

  • Ph.D. and/or post-doctoral research experience in Molecular Biology
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Experience in grant writing

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Track record of coordinating multi-PI grants
  • Experience in fundraising or other development activities

Supervision Received:

This position will report directly to the RBI directors who will provide direction.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with experience and abilities.  The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package.  Information of University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.  

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