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The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine is a dynamic academic department of psychiatry with robust mental health and addiction clinical services for adults and children, competitive psychiatry and psychology training programs, and a growing research program within the Psychiatry Research Institute at Montefiore Einstein (PRIME).

The Administrative Director of the Psychiatry Research Institute at Montefiore Einstein (PRIME) is an integral member of the core leadership team of PRIME which includes the Co-Directors of basic and clinical research, respectively, and the Chairs of the Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience. The Administrative Director will be responsible for:

a)            Grants and contracts management for clinical investigators in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences as well as oversight of selected service and education grant at the Division of Substance Abuse and Bronx Psychiatric Center;

b)            Strategic planning and recruitment of faculty and staff in coordination with the Co-Directors of PRIME, and the Chairs of Psychiatry and Neuroscience;

c)            General business operations in the clinical research area of PRIME on Van Etten 4 and Belfer 4th floor (e.g., budgeting, assisting programs with ordering equipment, arranging for maintenance/repairs);

d)            Hiring and supervision of PRIME staff (e.g., receptionist, billing, grants administration) who will report to you and assistance to research program directors in their hiring and supervision of research coordinator staff

e)            Working with the PRIME leadership team to foster research mentorship and training

f)             Identifying opportunities for research funding as well as philanthropy


The incumbent will report to the PRIME Co-Directors with a dotted line report to the Executive Administrator of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and will meet regularly with the Chair of Psychiatry.


  • Use judgment regarding particular funding opportunities / program initiatives. Determine the appropriate structure and content of program proposals / grant applications
  • Identify and prioritize planning activities. Determine informational needs for planning and determine on-going monitoring / reporting structures for grants and initiatives
  • Direct planning activities for all aspects of financial and program development related to federal grants, PRIME and Neurosurgery
  • Identify and develop major grant opportunities  to support PRIME. Including:
    government and large foundation funding opportunities relevant to department’s mission and PRIME goals.  Continually expand the pool of potential funding sources by keeping abreast of new grants as they become available. Identify the best resources, Federal newsletters, NYS Contract Reporter, Foundation Directory to locate such opportunities
  • Identify and analyze policy developments and other external forces  that could affect federal grants and other operations and thereby enable a proactive response that can mitigate negative fiscal and programmatic impacts
  • Financial and programmatic management sponsor funded programs, including ensuring compliance with all sponsor, regulatory and institutional requirements.
  • Budget preparation, financial analysis, and report presentation.
  • Liaison with funding organizations and other internal offices for research program development, supervision and support



  • BA / BS required
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in grant administration (pre-award and post-award grant and contract management across multiple agencies including NIH, SAMHSA, CDC, PCORI, DOD, industry, etc.
  • Experience at a high level in federal grant applications, planning, development, report writing and oversight required. Clinical knowledge or degree's e.g. MD unlicensed, PhD,  preferred
  • Experience in strategic planning, as well as faculty and staff recruitment
  • Proficiency  with computerized  spread sheets and database programs
  • Demonstrated success / proven record with federal and clinical grant stewardship and applications. Knowledge of Federal, State, Foundation and Industry sponsored grant application, pre - and post - award management, and contract negotiation.
  • Ability to manage pre- and post-award activities for clinical research grants sponsored by Federal, State, Foundations and industry agencies
  • Sufficient medical knowledge and research background on common psychiatric and neurological/neurosurgical disorders.
  • Research project /opportunity development
  • Excellent communication, analytical and problem-solving skills in solving various challenges


Department: Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Bargaining Unit: Non Union Campus: MOSES  Employment Status: Regular Full-Time Address: 1225 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx
Shift: Day Scheduled Hours: 8:30 AM-5 PM Req ID: 125032 


Montefiore is an equal employment opportunity employer. Montefiore will recruit, hire, train, transfer, promote, layoff and discharge associates in all job classifications without regard to their race, color, religion, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, gender, actual or presumed disability, history of disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic predisposition or carrier status, pregnancy, military status, marital status, or partnership status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 



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