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UT Health Project Specialist - School of Public Health in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Project Specialist - School of Public Health

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas



UTHealth School of Public Health

Requisition #: 210002W8

Department: School of Public Health

Location: TMC- Houston, TX

Position Type: Full Time

Position Summary:

The project specialist will provide proposal and research development services to the Center, and grants and communications support to the Prevention, Preparedness, and Response (P2R) Consortium.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Identify funding opportunities based on each faculty member’s research interests and needs.

  • Provide writing support for non-technical components such as Biosketch Personal Statements, facilities and resources, multi-PI leadership plans, Letters of Commitment/Institutional/Collaborative Support, Letters of Intent (to submit a proposal), Abstracts/Executive Summaries, Consortium Scopes of Work (when UTHealth is a subawardee)

  • Copyedit primary narratives (e.g., research strategies, aims) to improve the readability and flow of text.

  • Organize and coordinate meetings with collaborators (project personnel) to plan large proposals.

  • Analyze reviews of unsuccessful proposals to help plan resubmissions and identify and report trends.

  • Create and maintain a library of sample documents, boilerplate templates, proposal archives, and proposal writing tips.

  • Develop proposal and award metrics for center leadership.

  • Draft faculty profiles on the Center’s website and other promotional purposes.

  • Develop and deliver or arrange training for faculty in topics related to proposal development.

  • Assist with other related duties identified by the Director and Deputy Director.

  • Assist the PI in planning, coordinating, and implementing award activities.

  • Interact and communicate extensively with internal and external (e.g., Consortium PI, training instructors, consultants, funding agency personnel) stakeholders.

  • Prepare and/or edit documents, including progress and other activity reports, budgets, non-scientific documents, invoices, announcements, presentation files, website content, and training materials.

  • Organize and analyze Consortium data, such as training data, expenditures, software licenses.

  • Schedule and facilitate meetings, training sessions, and other events.

  • Maintain compliance calendar and electronic files.

  • Assist with other related duties identified by the PI.

  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • MS Office, AutoCAD, RS Means, Scheduling Software, ability to interpret construction drawings, general understanding of construction codes, if applicable to project.


  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and editing skills.

  • Proficient in using Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Access.

  • Able to solve problems independently.

  • Able to work independently or on a team.

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration or a related field or experience in lieu of education.

Minimum Experience:

  • Three years of professional work experience.

  • Previous experience working with the Pre-Award grant process is preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

  • This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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