The Biodesign Grant Administrator will provide support to the UCLA Biodesign Program and associated activities to advance healthcare innovation and research. In this role you will manage milestone-driven projects in UCLA Biodesign innovation pipeline, such as the Biodesign Fellowship, Faculty, Hub for MedTech and Digital Health, and capstone research projects; oversee grant management processes including project management, editing and grant writing, organizing and planning of grant management; provide regular reports to senior leadership and will provide strategic guidance regarding the biodesign program.
The Biodesign Grant Administrator for DGSOM is a role involving both strategic thinking and collaborative partnerships with start-ups, industry, government and academic stakeholders. You will manage projects across the innovation and research program and ensure that they are delivered on time, on budget and that the final interactive deliverables meet the grant requirements as well as DGSOM standards. You will be relied upon to follow Project Management best practices, and will apply either Waterfall or Agile project management methodology when appropriate. Developing documentation throughout the project lifecycle is key to the success of this position, as is supporting new department processes that will lead to increased efficiency and efficacy.
Supporting the Biodesign Co-Directors and Core Team in outreach, engagement and training development, deployment, and tracking, the Biodesign Grant Administrator will serve as the contact with all 6 regional nodes and the respective stakeholders and will coordinate and advertise events across the L.A. County Ecosystem.
- Bachelor’s Degree preferred, Master’s Degree preferred
- 5-7 years progressive grant management experience
- Proficiency in MS Office, HTML CMS, and experience with Project Management Software
- Experience with both Waterfall and Agile Project Management Methodology
- Ability to effectively manage multiple grants simultaneously
- Experience with Web-based initiatives of all sizes, particularly with healthcare-related projects
- Experience developing and maintaining a full range of project documentation, including project plans, functional requirements, communications plans and project status reports
- Ability to manage a cross-functional team, including remote contributors, creative contributors, including understanding of creative terminology and asset types across multiple media types and experience managing these individuals for time, scope, and budget
- Working knowledge of grant application processes
UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
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