Position Announcement Gruen, Jane 11 May 1998 11:17 EST

Grants Development Associate

The Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. (RFMH) seeks an
individual to oversee grants development/grant writing functions in its
Research Administration Business Office at the New York State
Psychiatric Institute in Upper Manhattan.  RFMH is a not-for-profit
corporation organized in 1952 for the purpose of assisting and enhancing
the research and training objectives of the New York State Department of
Mental Hygiene and its component agencies.  Through an agreement with
New York State, the RFMH has been designated as the organization
responsible for administering and directing the conduct of all sponsored
research programs carried out by scientists at department research
institutes or facilities.  RFMH manages grant and contract funds
exceeding sixty million dollars annually. Its member scientists, most of
whom hold faculty appointments in the Columbia University Department of
Psychiatry, have been involved in hundreds of pioneering studies in the
basic and clinical sciences, many of which have led to major
breakthroughs in the care and treatment of mentally disabled persons.
For their efforts, our member scientists have received numerous awards
and honors, placing them and their work at the forefront of science
throughout the world.  In the summer of 1998, RFMH will move into the
new 6 story, 320,000 square foot Psychiatric Institute building
providing modern, code-compliant venues for patient care, laboratory
research, and education in the fields of mental health and neuroscience.

Working within an organizational framework which combines pre-award and
post-award activities, the Grants Development Associate will be
responsible for 1) identifying federal and non-federal funding
opportunities relevant to the work of our psychiatrists, psychologists
and neurobiologists; 2) keeping abreast of rules and regulations related
to grant submission and management; 3) assisting investigators in
research grant proposal preparation and pre-submission review; 4)
mentoring post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty in basic skills of
grantsmanship; 5) acting as a RFMH liaison with grantmaking agencies; 6)
coordinating the writing and packaging of non-research institutional
grant proposals; 7) contributing to the development and management of
web-based electronic resources; and 8) working cooperatively with
colleagues in accounting and personnel departments.

Minimum qualifications include a bachelor's degree, skill in expository
writing, experience with Internet search techniques, and the ability to
deal effectively with scientific and medical professionals.  A
background in biomedical science, grants experience, and computer
programming skills are highly desirable.

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.  Applicants
with widely differing academic and professional backgrounds will be
seriously considered provided that minimum qualifications are met.

RFMH offers an excellent benefits package including health and
retirement plans.

For consideration, please send a letter of interest, resume or
abbreviated curriculum vitae, and a writing sample to:

Jane H. Gruen
Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc.
722 West 168th Street, Unit 38
New York, New York 10032

e-mail:  xxxxxx@rf.cpmc.columbia.edu

RFMH is an AA/EOE Employer.