Research Support Coordinator

University of Iowa

Job Reference #: 19004132

The College of Nursing (CON) seeks applicants to join the Office of Nursing Research and Scholarship (ONRS) team as a Grant Developer (Research Support Coordinator PRM1 pay level 3A) responsible for the assembly and submission of research grants and for providing support for research space and for programming activities of the College of Nursing ONRS.

With a national reputation for excellence, the University of Iowa College of Nursing is one of the premier institutions in the country for nursing education. The mission of the College of Nursing is to prepare nurse leaders and to be forerunners in the discovery, dissemination and application of nursing knowledge. As a state supported higher degree program in nursing, the college is committed to preparing nurse clinicians, scholars, and educators to meet the health needs of the people of Iowa. As part of a research intensive university, the College of Nursi ng supports its research mission through national and international leadership in innovative educational and practice programs and the generation of new knowledge.

The ONRS Grant Developer’s areas of responsibility include but not limited to:

College Grant Responsibilities
  • Coordinate preparation and submission of grant proposals from the CON;
  • Collect and maintain files on required grant forms and proposal components;
  • Maintain and update ‘boilerplate’ information for applications;
  • Locate sponsor guidelines for proposal submissions and create, distribute and update proposal templates to assist with grant writing and biosketch creation;
  • Draft grant budgets in partnership with the ONRS Budget Specialist;
  • Liaise with external funding agencies when necessary to ensure that final proposal submissions are compliant with sponsor’s guidelines.
  • Provide CON information to other departments for interdepartmental grants applications.
  • Assist faculty and students with preparation and submission of institutional and individual research fellowship applications.

Operational/Administrative Support of Research
  • Oversee and monitor ONRS operational financial accounts.
  • Provide support for ONRS programming activities such as grant writing workshops and research forums by making room reservations, ordering food and supplies, and updating website content.
  • Organize collegiate presence at Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) annual meeting, staff the College of Nursing exhibit booth during conference, and coordinate student transportation and travel arrangements to the conference.
  • Organize monthly meetings of collegiate Scholarly Interest Groups.

General Office Responsibilities
  • Provide general office support as needed, including scheduling meetings, formatting documents and reserving rooms.
  • Assist with creating reports and marketing CON research achievements and activities through creation of promotional materials and website updates.

For a copy of the full job description, please send an email request to Linda Weir Jacobi

The University of Iowa offers a full array of benefits to its employees that adds significantly to the value of your compensation package. Information about the University’s flexible benefit options can be found on the University Human Resources site,

Please note: Application requires basic applicant information, plus attaching a resume and cover letter which illustrates the education, certification and experience you have to meet the required and desired qualifications. Your resume should not be sent to the contact person. The resume and cover letter will be attached during the Online Application Process.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.
Successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal background check and an education credential verification. Education Requirement
Bachelor's degree in business administration, social sciences or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience Required
  • Knowledge of and experience with grant application processes.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Highly proficient in computer software applications (strong word processing and spreadsheet skills required).
  • Demonstrated ability to independently manage and prioritize multiple responsibilities and tasks while successfully meeting deadlines.

Desirable Qualifications
  • Earned Master’s degree.
  • Grant related experience in a higher education setting is preferred.
  • Experience developing grant budgets.
  • One to three years of relevant direct experience working with grants and contracts from various federal, state and private funding agencies.
  • Experience with grant submission policies, procedures and electronic systems.
  • Knowledge and understanding of University of Iowa grant and research related policies, procedures and regulations.
Knowledge of federal grant policies, procedures and regulations.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Application Instructions:

Five professional references will be required.
For questions or additional information, please contact Linda Weir Jacobi at or 319 353 4806.

Job ID: 69327

Posted 3 days ago

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