RCMI (U54) Project Director - Morehouse School of Medicine

Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) is a place of distinction, serving as the nation’s leading academic medical center for vulnerable populations. It’s also a place for passionate individuals looking to join a dedicated community working today to help prepare tomorrow’s leaders.

Research Centers in Minority Institution (RCMI) U54 Center for Translational Research in Health Disparities (CTRHD) Project Director manages and directs Morehouse School of Medicine’s RCMI U54 CTRHD Program. The RCMI is a large and complex project of considerable scope and complexity. It requires knowledge of the program and the associated processes and procedures as well as biomedical science administration.

Responsibilities include oversight of the operations and works as a strategic partner with the Project Leader (Principal Investigator) outlining, planning and reviewing the goals and objectives of the center. The responsibilities also include planning, organizing and managing daily operations, program policy and procedure design and implementation. Duties may also include marketing and defending program goals and objectives before a governing body.

  • Responsible for operational duties related to daily financial, personnel, administration and clinical activities of the U54 Center.
  • Works with senior leadership in program design and development and implementation of program goals, objectives, policies, and procedures.
  • Works with senior leadership in developing strategies to achieve program objectives and goals; in the efficient operation of the program, setting priorities for management, budget, and fiscal activities.
  • Plans and implements administrative and operational activities of the U54; recommends changes to meet established goals and objectives.
  • Works with senior leadership to monitor and oversee all budget and budget-related activities; keeps abreast of budgetary activities and potential budgetary problems; presents quarterly reports on the budget; Directs staff in reconciling and reporting budgetary information on a quarterly basis.
  • Responsible for the development and formulation of the annual budget; prepares budgetary documents and reports; oversees other budgetary data and information of the program.
  • Participates in writing and developing proposals. Conducts pre-award activities related to procuring grants and other extramural awards.
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with federal agencies’ policy statements and guidelines. NIH/NCRR/RCMI funding agency guidelines. Including IACUC, OMB, Conflict of Interest, Space, Effort Reporting, and etc.
  • Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff

(A Hybrid remote work option is available for this position)

Contact Information

Morehouse School of Medicine



720 Westview Drive SW

Atlanta, GA 30310

(404) 752-1720

Background Information

4-Year Degree


  • College/University
  • Sponsored Projects/Programs
  • Research Administrator/Manager
  • Grants and Contracts
  • Finance, Operations
  • Compliance
  • Administrator or Administrative

Authorized to work in the US


Target Job Information

$95,000 or

  • Full Time