Grant and Development Strategist for the RNA Bioscience Initiative at CU Anschutz

Job Overview. The RNA Bioscience Initiative (RBI; seeks to hire a Grant and Development Strategist. Through a $20 million dollar initiative at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, the RBI has expanded and increased the excitement for RNA research through hiring of new RNA faculty and a RNA bioinformatics group, developing new research programs and approaches for data generation and analysis, funding seed projects focused on RNA science, and educating trainees at all levels in RNA biology. We seek a Grant and Development Strategist to capitalize on these accomplishments and co-ordinate the development of competitive PI-driven applications for large-scale funding from the NIH and other funding agencies, to lead the effort to liaise with researchers and clinicians on campus, and to work to develop strategic partnerships to secure long-term funding for our research and training mission.


Primary and initial responsibility will be to:

•        Facilitate and coordinate multi-PI grant submissions, including a program project grant, PREP R25, and T32 grants.


Over time, the Grant and Development Strategist is expected to:

•        Facilitate collaborations between RBI members and clinicians

•        Interface with CU Innovations and CU Office of Advancement for purposes of fundraising and strategic development


The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. and/or post-doctoral research experience in Molecular Biology or a related field, and experience in the preparation and submission of NIH grant applications. Exceptional candidates without extensive Molecular Biology experience will be considered if they have a demonstrated track record in grant writing or development activities. The candidate must be self-motivated, organized, communicate effectively, be a team player, and have scientific maturity.



Minimum Requirements:

•        Ph.D. and/or post-doctoral research experience in Molecular Biology

•        Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

•        Experience in grant writing

 Preferred Qualifications:

•        Track record of coordinating multi-PI grants

•        Experience in fundraising or other development activities


Instructions to Applicants 

Required materials:

1). A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.

2). A current resume/CV.

3). List of 3-5 professional references. Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.


Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact. Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 17526. 



Salary and Benefits:

The hiring salary is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience.