RESEARCH GRANT PROGRAM OFFICER FOR THE TOBACCO-RELATED DISEASE RESEARCH PROGRAM
Job ID: 15039
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The Research Grants Program Office (RGPO) oversees a broad grantmaking portfolio of over $100 million a year to support research that is critical to California, the nation and the world. RGPO programs enhance UC's research capacity and excellence, which helps attract top faculty, graduate students, government funding and companies to our state. These grants also enable health researchers and community agencies to collaborate and solve the most pressing problems in the state. RGPO also provides grants for training undergraduates, graduate and postdoctoral researchers, whose work will benefit California communities.
This position is part of the Research Grants Program Office (RGPO) within Research and Innovation (R&I) at the University of California, Office of the President (UCOP). The RGPO consists of several grant making programs that are administered by the University of California on behalf of the State of California. These programs are the California Breast Cancer Research Program, the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program, the California HIV/AIDS Research Program, and the UC Research Initiatives such as the Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives and the Lab Fees Research Program. The RGPO provides central coordination to support grant review and administration, financial and budgetary services, database management, and other core administrative needs to all of the grant programs.
The Health Policy Program Officer is responsible for oversight of public health policy and social-behavioral research areas in the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP), including program development and planning, peer reviewer and applicant relations, grant application and award management. The Health Policy Program Officer will represent the program in statewide forums geared toward tobacco-related policy development and will disseminate research findings to a broad range of organizations and institutions concerned with nicotine and tobacco products, tobacco-related disease, and tobacco control. The incumbent will have advanced knowledge of health policy research sufficient to provide independent oversight of the grants in her/his portfolio. The incumbent will also work with the TRDRP Program Director and team of Program Officers to develop best practices and work products needed to maintain TRDRP's excellence in grantmaking.