1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 173549
Posting Date: 10/31/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience 
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.

Please note that this position has been reposted. If you have already submitted your application, you need not submit it again, as it has already been received.  

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a Great College to Work For for four consecutive years.

The Department of Biochemistry at the University of Washington has contributed to many phases of research. Initially recognized for incisive studies of the structure and function of proteins, and the mechanisms of enzyme action, the department branched out into a multitude of other areas. These included: developmental biology of flies, fish, frogs, and mice; molecular mechanisms of aging in yeast and mammals; vertebrate visual and immune responses; chromosome dynamics, cell division, DNA replication and repair; energy transduction during photosynthesis; protein secretion and membrane fusion; translational control and regulated protein degradation; protein structure determination by crystallography and NMR spectroscopy; and protein structure prediction and enzyme design. Our diversity of interests guarantees a rich intellectual and educational environment.

About the Institute for Protein Design:
The Institute for Protein Design (IPD) at the University of Washington in Seattle is creating a new world of synthetic proteins to address 21st-century challenges in medicine, energy, and technology. The IPD is a unique interdisciplinary environment where world-class researchers with expertise in computing and software, biochemistry, genome sciences, biological structure, pharmacology, immunology and other basic science disciplines, as well as clinical medicine, work together to both computationally design and experimentally characterize novel biomolecules. Current projects include the design of novel therapeutics for cancer, neurological diseases, and more, as well as new vaccines, nanomaterials, and enzymes.

The Institute of Protein Design (IPD) currently has an outstanding opportunity for a RESEARCH COORDINATOR.

The Research Coordinator (RC) will serve as a key member of the IPDs research administrative team, reporting to the IPD Research Manager, and will be primarily responsible for facilitating research projects and supporting the IPDs grant and contracts body of work. The IPD receives funding from federal sponsors, non-profit organizations, and private donors; each sponsor has a specific set of application instructions and post-award requirements that need to be followed by the submitting lab Principal Investigator and Department.

The Research Coordinator (RC) will apply scientific knowledge gained through formal education in protein science to support coordination of a significant research project or multiple smaller research projects. The RC will coordinate multiple data collection efforts which may include collaborating agencies or institutions. Duties include writing and editing technical reports and manuscripts for publication or presentation, developing and monitoring project budgets, preparing progress reports/proposals, and acting as a liaison between the project team, research project partners, and funding agencies. The RC may supervise the activities of a part time support staff.

The Institute for Protein Design (IPD) is designing a whole new world of proteins to address 21st century challenges in medicine, materials and technology.  This position will support collaborative research project management at the IPD. As such, the position will have significant impact on the IPD research program success, and consequently, the UW research at large. The position will be in a collaborative research environment with multiple stakeholders that will interact with this position.

Job Description:
The Research Coordinator will commit 70% of their effort to research project management. Another 20% of effort will be for pre- and post-award grants management. Another 10% effort will be dedicated to a variety of other related tasks including grant application submissions.

The Research Coordinator (RC) will assist the IPD Research Manager in a variety of tasks as follows:

Research Project Management:
  • Support for the oversight of programmatic research management activities at the IPD, including primarily our Audacious Project, and government agency funded projects (e.g. DTRA, DARPA, NIH).
  • Support project communication with both internal and external stakeholders; liaison between the project team and funding agencies or collaborators, ensuring regular program progress.
  • Serve as liaison for complex regulatory or compliance matters, including coordinating with the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), Grant and Contract Accounting (GCA), and CoMotion.
  • Assist with the production of annual reports, center reports, grant submission components, Just in Time (JIT) materials for principal investigators, industry sponsors, to ensure that each project is moving toward timely completion.
  • Scheduling and coordination of regular meetings or calls between project team and funding partners.
  • Maintain internal funding opportunity databases, reporting tracking system, and related confidential files.
  • Perform other management responsibilities as required.

    Grants Management:
  • Investigate potential funding sources and opportunities and maintain funding opportunity database and reporting deliverables tracking system for all IPD grants and contracts.
  • Collaborative writing and editing of grant proposals for grant and contract funded projects.
  • Help draft and guide budget development, budget justifications, and other administrative portions of grant proposals.
  • Be the main point of contact for all grants on which IPD is a subrecipient (i.e. not the lead)
  • Collaborative support ensuring timely submission of high quality research proposals via routing of internal electronic applications (eGC1s) to OSP for review.

    Other Related Tasks:
  • Be the main point of contact for IPD for all training grant involvement.
  • Prepare and process letters, correspondence, presentation materials.
  • Prepare and maintain ancillary documents for grant proposals including biosketches, current and pending support documents, data sharing plans, facilities and equipment documents, and other required information.
  • Maintain comprehensive knowledge of particular areas involved in identifying and soliciting grants.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Protein Science, with a publication track record in collaboration research and technical writing
  • At least 2 years experience in managing one or more collaborative research projects.
  • Experience with Windows and Mac operating systems and general computer use
  • Strong and clear communication skills in English, both oral and written required
  • Ability to work with little supervision, through initiative and good judgment

  • Ph.D + 1 year of experience in related field
  • Eagerness to learn and contribute to a high-performance research organization
  • An appreciation for the development of new knowledge with positive societal and medical impact is desirable
  • The ability to flourish in a highly matrixed organization and work well within multidisciplinary teams is desirable

    Application Process:
    The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page.  If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
  • Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


    Posted: 2019-12-05 Expires: 2020-02-15

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