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Program Manager - Cardiology

  • Requisition no: 502416
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Medical Center
  • School/Department: Medicine
  • Grade: Grade 105
  • Categories: Administrative Support
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit: N/A
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary: N/A
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Position Summary

The Cardiometabolic Precision Medicine Program is seeking a Program Manager who will work closely with the Director of the CPMP to assist in the writing, editing, strategic planning of individual as well as complex, multi-investigator grants, and administrative oversight and management of funded awards and programs. This is an opportunity to work one-on-one with the director as well as with faculty teams to create and implement compelling proposals that will further research studies of the Director and CPMP.


  • Guide and advise the Director on grant submissions. Along with the director, work with faculty to write and edit individual proposals and to develop and facilitate large grant opportunities that align with the goals of the CPMP. Collaborate with the PIs in developing project timelines and in the management of the proposal, from concept to submission.
  • Facilitate, manage, and coordinate the proposal’s development ensuring integration of all grant components and compliance with funding solicitation and sponsor requirements.
  • Provide a comprehensive editorial review as well as write and/or provide writing support for a variety of scientific disciplines; advise on proposal content and organization; assist with updates across the application as the science and research aims change, and contribute to formatting and figure editing.
  • Generate compelling, accurate, and appropriate content to reflect the research strategy as well as compiling institutional information and support documents.  Create and maintain descriptions for facilities & other resources as well as grant component templates according to university and sponsor policies that will provide standards for and foster the submission of complete and thorough applications.
  • Oversee and occasionally directly participate in handling human research material for shipping/processing.
  • Identify large, multidisciplinary funding opportunities from federal and non-federal sources that capitalize on existing strengths and expertise at the CPMP and communicate with sponsors as appropriate.
  • Assist in administration oversight of funded awards and programs. Assist with the financial reconciliation and management of federal and private grants. Take responsibility for financial activities pertaining to the grants and awards, including oversight of ARC processing of invoices, obtaining signatures, check requests, travel reimbursements, purchase orders.
  • Organize or help to organize meetings, seminars, and conferences.
  • Assisting with the preparation of publications and interactions with journal offices.
  • Perform other related duties to the work described herein.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in the biomedical sciences, or equivalent in education and experience, plus four years of related experience. 
  • Experience in proposal writing at a higher education institution and/or in a research setting. 
  • Ability to organize, analyze, and interpret complex scientific, medical or technical data is required.
  • Excellent communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills required.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications (i.e., Outlook, Excel, and Word)
  • Cover letter and 2 scientific writing samples required to be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree, preferably in the biomedical sciences.
  • M.D. or Ph.D. in a basic science, translational, or clinical field preferred.
  • History of related proposal development and/or grant writing/submission experience and/or contract experience.

Other Requirements

  • Participation in Medical Surveillance Program required.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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