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: email@example.com RFMH is an AA/EOE Employer.