Research Scientist, Department of Internal Medicine, Academic Research Services

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to over 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 332,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, nine straight years of record enrollment, global leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.

Job Overview

As one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (COM) has a reputation for training best-in-class health care professionals and developing cutting-edge procedures and research that improves the health and clinical care of patients. In partnership with the UC Health academic healthcare system and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, College of Medicine’s doctors are transforming the world of medicine every day. The Department of Internal Medicine is a top-tier department with world-renowned faculty and staff. With world-class research, teaching, and medical practice opportunities, why not choose the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine?

The Department of Internal Medicine, Office of Academic Research Services is seeking a full-time Research Scientist to join the division. This position will identify and define funding opportunities to support existing and planned program activities, investigators, and trainees. In addition, this individual will coordinate the development, review, writing, and submission of intramural and extramural proposals for the Department of Internal Medicine (DOIM)Academic Research Services (ARS) office. 

Essential Functions

  • Assist in the writing of well-written and timely grant proposals being submitted by faculty and trainees.
  • Assist in the preparation of ancillary documents related to a complete proposal submission, including NIH bio sketches, institutional support documents, letters of intent, and support letters. 
  • Coordinate proposal writing support with staff and grant office personnel. 
  • Assist with the development of templates that facilitate the proposal and submission process. This includes documents such as institutional support letters, animal protocols, and data management plans. 
  • Work with ARS staff to keep DOIM research webpages up to date. 
  • Track data pertaining to proposal submission process to document outcomes and for quality improvement purposes. 
  • Assist in the review and submission of manuscripts and other miscellaneous documents.
  • Research and identify new government, corporate, foundation, and private funding opportunities. Match investigators with new funding opportunities and encourage timely submissions in response to these funding possibilities.  
  • Assist with training faculty and staff in research methodology, proposal writing, and the proposal submission processes. 
  • Engage in continuing education to improve proposal writing skills. Keep up to date with new guidelines instituted by funding agencies such as the National Institutes of Health.
  • Assist in new research faculty orientation.
  •  Be familiar with the overall research focus of all research faculty and identify areas of collaboration.
  • Assist the research director and ARS team in maintaining and reporting metrics, improving workflows, and submitting reports to departments, funders, and other sources.
  • Act as a liaison with research faculty, trainees, staff, university departments, ancillary departments, and/or satellite facilities. Provide meaningful feedback and guidance, as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education

PhD and/or MD required.

Required Experience

  • Successful proposal writing.
  • Experience with NIH and Foundation grant proposals.
  • Working knowledge of basic and medical sciences.
  • Familiarity with specialized software programs pertinent to proposal writing.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Sitting - Continuously
  • Repetitive hand motion (such as typing) - Often
  • Hearing, listening - Often
  • Talking - Often
  • Standing - Often
  • Walking - Often
  • Bending - Seldom
  • Stooping - Seldom
  • Climbing stairs/ladders - Seldom
  • Kneeling, squatting - Seldom
  • Crouching - Seldom
  • Crawling - Seldom
  • Reaching overhead - Seldom
  • Lifting - up to 20 pounds - Seldom
  • Lifting - up to 50 pounds - Seldom
  • Lifting - over 50 pounds - Seldom

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


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REQ: 95342 


Research Scientist, Department of Internal Medicine, Academic Research Services

Date:  Apr 20, 2024

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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