Research Support Specialist

  • Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Iowa City, IA, USA
  • Feb 26, 2018
Full time Financial Services Accounting Admin-Clerical Research

Job Description


The University of Iowa


Research Support Specialist

Position Available


The Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (HCCC), a NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa, is seeking a Research Support Specialist to perform research support activities, with emphasis on assisting in grant proposal preparation, submission and post-award administration, operational support and exploring funding opportunities. The research support specialist will provide administrative support for the P30 Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG). This requires exceptional capabilities to work with multiple departments, colleges and institutions. This major grant has a number of supplements and is associated with additional grants and programs requiring support as they are developed and funded. The CCSG has four research programs, a robust clinical trials office and portfolio, and 11 Core facilities spanning multiple colleges and departments on campus.



For more information, please see:


To apply: Please see requisition #72351 at


Applicable background checks will be conducted.


About the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center:

Holden Cancer Center is Iowa's only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center. The NCI designation recognizes our cancer center, and its research scientists, physicians and other health care professionals, for their roles in advancing cancer research that impacts on our ability to prevent, detect and treat our patients with cancer.  Not just a floor, or a building, or even confined to a single college, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center coordinates all cancer-related research, education, and patient care by faculty from 41 departments and six colleges, as well as UI Hospitals and Clinics and UI Children's Hospital.

About the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics:

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics has been recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States and is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and regional referral center.  University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics was recently name in Forbes magazine America’s Best Employers 2015 and 2016. In it, UI Hospitals and Clinics was named the Number 12 employer overall and Number 1 employer in the health care industry category across the country.


The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran


Administrative Support


$40805.00 to Commensurate


Education Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience Requirements

  • One to three years of grant related experience, and/or comparable administrative or project management experience.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills with demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office, specifically Excel.


Highly Desired Qualifications

  • Pre-award grant application experience highly desirable.
  • Post-award grant accounting experience highly desirable.
  • Electronic proposal submission experience highly desirable.

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of University of Iowa policies, procedures and regulations.