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Assistant Director of Research Development, Physical Sciences and Engineering
Brown University
The Assistant Director of Research Development develops strategies to support the research goals of faculty in the physical sciences and the School of Engineering at Brown University. The Assistant Director of Research Development will support current and develop emerging research strengths and capabilities within the the physical sciences and the School of Engineering; create and document office processes to maximize efficiency and increase the reach of the office; assist in the development of opportunities for strengthening faculty research and teaming capabilities including grant writing workshops and networking events, ideation meetings and brainstorming sessions; provide research development support for proposals in assigned areas; develop broader impacts and outreach components for proposals by liaising with other offices across campus; and oversee dissemination of strategic funding opportunities to Brown faculty. Additionally, the Assistant Director is responsible for developing and maintaining ongoing relationships with mission driven funding agencies such as DoD and DoE, and their affiliate laboratories.
Senior Research Development Associate
We are seeking a collaborative team member to partner with faculty and sponsored programs staff at the University of Wisconsin System comprehensive campuses to improve competitive research proposals for obtaining external funding. This position works closely with the Research Development Manager and the WiSys team.

Key responsibilities include:
• Develop and deliver in-person and virtual research development seminars, workshops, and guidance materials to train faculty in grant writing
• Review and distribute funding announcements
• Provide comprehensive editorial review on proposals
• Facilitate bringing teams of faculty investigators together to pursue multidisciplinary funding opportunities
• Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with Grants and Research Office staff at UW campuses and work collaboratively with the WiSys team

WiSys main office is located in Madison, Wisconsin and we are open to flexible and hybrid work arrangements. This position requires occasional travel to various UW System campuses.

We are seeking candidates with the proven ability to communicate and build rapport with university faculty, staff, and students; knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of grants, sponsored programs, research administration and development; and strong presentation, training and facilitation skills to interact effectively with diverse audiences. Experience in proposal development at higher education institutions for a variety of federal and/or nonfederal funding agencies is preferred. A bachelor’s degree is required, while an advanced degree or experience with instruction or training is preferred.
Senior Associate: Large, Complex Proposal Development
University of New Hampshire
Reporting to the Director of Research & Large Center Development (RLCD), the position supports the Research, Economic Engagement, and Outreach (REEO) Office mission and its strategic goals to increase externally funded research and sponsored programs and UNH’s visibility as a research university. This position will carry out research development services and programs as designated by the Director to provide support to individuals and teams of faculty, researchers, post-docs and graduate students. This position will primarily lead RLCD support for the development of highly competitive, complex, interdisciplinary, multi-million dollar proposals to federal agencies, as well as develop training and practices to support “Team Science” research efforts and a culture of collaboration at UNH and throughout USNH.
Director, Research Development
Yale University
Sponsored funding opportunities for which Yale University may put forward a limited number of proposals or applicants and large, interdisciplinary, grant proposals are a special component of our research mission. As Yale advances the initiatives outlined as part of the University Science Strategy we seek to enhance and strengthen our competitiveness across both limited and other special funding opportunities. The Director, Research Development will: Build and manage a team that will promote and support collaborative research across disciplines, schools, and institutions by assisting project teams with the development of select large-scale or strategically important proposals. Collaborate with School and University leadership to identify and support campus research priority areas. Manage the process of identifying new and recurring limited submissions or special funding opportunities and ensure these opportunities are communicated broadly to the Yale community. Develop and coordinate competitive grants activities, facilitating and building a community of practice that supports research development and provides a wide range of services to faculty in support of successful grant-seeking. Develop strategic relationships with granting agencies and foundations. Introduce and foster relationship building between faculty and grant officers, program managers, and other agency representatives. Develop research development metrics and goals. Working with science leaders across the University, execute and improve upon existing strategies related to selecting our best internal candidates and teams for specific funding opportunities. Build on and enhance a training curriculum to increase strategic proposal development skills for faculty, postdocs, staff and students. Be a key point of contact and communicator related to these unique funding opportunities. Generally, support and enhance our ability to compete in this area.
Research Development Manager 🚀
Georgia Institute of Technology
We are looking for individuals who excel at writing and review, project management, and consulting to lead proposal development efforts. Research Development Managers work directly with research teams to manage the proposal development process, assess and provide guidance on proposal elements, and coordinate resources as needed to produce highly competitive research funding proposals.

This position offers hybrid work opportunities within a supportive and collaborative team environment. There is also opportunity to innovate within the growing scope of our work. For more details, please visit the link below.
Research Center Startup Project Manager 🚀
Georgia Institute of Technology
We are excited to add this new position to support the launch of new research centers!  The Research Center Startup Project Manager will apply knowledge of operational best practices and of institutional resources and processes to ensure efficient launch of successful research centers. They will work directly with researchers to establish center plans and workflows, and transition operational responsibilities to the permanent center director as they are hired. This position will also contribute to the development of new proposals for research centers and other activities of our office.

This position offers hybrid work opportunities within a supportive and collaborative team environment. There is also opportunity to innovate within the growing scope of our work. For more details, please visit the link below.
RD Officer
University of Michigan
Proposal management on a central RD office team. Dynamic team members & a growing portfolio. NIH/biomedical experience desired.
Associate Director
University of Idaho
This position will utilize your strategic planning, data analysis, and large proposal support skills to continue the advancement of the University of Idaho’s research portfolio. We are a dynamic, supportive, and collaborative RD team with the utmost support from our research leaders. Let’s talk about how this is the next position for you!
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Director of Research Development
Northeastern University
The Director of Research Development will report to the Associate Dean for Research and Innovation of the Bouvé College of Health Sciences and the Director of AI+Health & Wellness at the Institute for Experiential Artificial Intelligence (EAI). The individual will collaborate with research development officers across the university, college leadership, university, as well as faculty, staff, and graduate students. This critical strategic position will enhance the overall college research program in artificial intelligence applications for health sciences, wellness, and clinical research. A key focus will be to help develop research at Northeastern’s campus in Charlotte, NC, however the research development activities will also include all other Northeastern campuses. A focus will be on federal and industry sponsored grants. This will be accomplished through targeted activities to build long-term capacity and provide strategic and tactical support across the college and in partnership with other units at Northeastern.
Senior Grant and Contract Officer
Oakland University
To quote Michigan’s governor, “Come to Michigan!”
Oakland University is hiring for a full-time, senior-level grant and contract officer (assistant director) for our pre-award team. You’d be joining a collaborative team in the Research Office that’s helping OU take its place among the emerging research institutions.
We are seeking highly motivated individuals with a bachelor’s degree, at least five years’ experience in an academic research institution, and expert knowledge of federal (including Uniform Guidance), state, and private sponsor regulations and procedures relating to grants and contracts.
Desired qualifications include a graduate degree (master’s or Ph.D.), and status as a Certified Research Administrator (CRA) or other relevant professional certification, and five or more years’ experience in a managerial role in research administration or research development.
Successful candidates will have extensive prior experience with proposal development in an academic research setting and possess the skillset to help OU continue to transform its research administration services. Salary will be commensurate with background and experience, within OU’s AP Band R. We are open to hybrid working arrangements. The position is open until filled.
Research Development Specialist - UMass Lowell (multiple positions)
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Good at developing proposals and providing and managing research development activities? Like to coordinate teams and projects? Enjoy working with faculty, researchers, and other stakeholders to identify funding opportunities, develop proposals, and manage grant applications? Do you love knowing you work as an RD professional makes a real difference? Then you are perfect for our growing UMass Lowell team. Come join us!!

Hybrid and remote options are possible, but Lowell is a cool place to be! Located just 25 miles north of Boston, it is a vibrant, diverse city with a rich history and a thriving arts and culture scene. The city has lots of museums, galleries, and theaters, great green spaces, and busy downtown with many shops, restaurants, cafes and bars.

UMass Lowell is a rapidly growing research university with a strong portfolio in areas such as biotechnology, renewable energy, advanced manufacturing, social justice, and community health. UML’s student body tops 18,000 and more than 40% of our undergrads are first-generation college students. UML is an AANAPISI, is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, and has a strong track record of supporting staff development and promoting a welcoming and inclusive campus community.

Want to join a fun, dynamic team at a growing school in a cool urban environment ? Then check us out!

Director of Research Development and Operations
Northeastern University
Job Summary:

The Director of Research Development and Operations is responsible for the oversight of RD operations, including but not limited to limited submissions, funding opportunity discovery and dissemination, faculty development workshops and training, research development coverage for colleges of campuses that do not have their own RD professional i-house and support for large proposal development for the Provost’s office and other units, as required. The Director is responsible for appropriately involving the faculty, deans, associate deans for research, and executive leadership of the University in these initiative development and solicitation activities.

The Director must maintain broad knowledge of the institution, its strengths, interests, and mission, and understand the decision-making practices of sponsors, with expertise in matching their giving patterns with approved university priorities. The Director must also be generally knowledgeable about federal, state and industry sponsors, and be able to seamlessly interact with all of these entities. The Director will be responsible for direct supervision of 3+ staff in the central research development office, as well as direct interaction with multiple colleagues in other units.

This role calls for a seasoned professional who will bring leadership, vision, and demonstrated experience working in a research development, or relevant similar, capacity.
Associate, Defense Medical
University of Arizona
Join our growing team of research and business development professionals at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. This position is responsible for supporting and expanding our pursuit of funding for national security and defense medical related opportunities. Travel is part of the job. Hybrid work environment. Amazing colleagues.

If you want to chat at the conference find Cody Nicholls, Associate Director of National Security Programs at UA or Kim Patten, AVP for RD at UA. We are here for the duration.
Director, Office of Research Development, Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland Clinic
We are seeking to hire a Director for the Office of Research Development (ORD) at the Cleveland Clinic, which is a world leader in science-based healthcare. The mission of ORD is to provide strategic and catalytic support through research and proposal development to enhance Cleveland Clinic research scientists in their efforts to obtain extramural funding for world-class research that improves human health. The Director is expected to collaborate with research scientists across the Cleveland Clinic enterprise to facilitate the development of highly competitive research grant applications with a priority given to Center/Program Project and Network grants (e.g. NIH P01, P30, P50, U01, U19, and U54 mechanisms). The director will engage with federal, state and private sponsors and support the Cleveland Clinic research community by building grantsmanship skills and capabilities. Our funding portfolio ($140M in new federal awards in 2021) is expected to grow significantly in the next few years through our anchor role in building the new Cleveland Innovation District. As part of the Innovation District, Cleveland Clinic has pledged to double its research footprint and output in the next five years.

The Director will strategically lead an office of 9 employees and 11 external consultants. Responsibilities of the Director include developing and coordinating competitive grants activities, facilitating and building a community of practice that supports research development, and providing a wide range of services to faculty in support of successful grant seeking. The Director also oversees the Lerner Research Institute’s Internal Funding program (~ $2M/year) and Cleveland Clinic’s Limited Submission program. The Director will report to the Vice-Chair of the Lerner Research Institute and has flexibility to work in person, hybrid or remote after an initial on-site training period.
Proposal Development Specialist
Smithsonian Institution
The Smithsonian Institution’s Office of Sponsored Projects seeks a Proposal Development Specialist (Research Development), responsible for developing strategies to assist Smithsonian researchers in securing extramural funding for large projects in research or education, supported by federal and state government agencies, as well as occasionally assisting with private entity funding. Responsibilities include identification and promotion of funding opportunities and coordination of large, often interdisciplinary project proposals, relationship building and implementation of pan- institutional programs and training to strengthen collaborative proposal development. The incumbent will maintain a strong relationship with the Smithsonian’s Under Secretaries (for Science & Research, for Education and for History and Culture) to identify pan- institutional project priorities.

Anticipated salary range: $132,368 - $172,075 (starting salary likely will not exceed $150,016) for a DC based location.

A bachelor’s degree is required, while an advanced or terminal degree in a relevant area (science, education, or other) is preferred.

This is not a federal position but has similar requirements and benefits. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO ALL CANDIDATES ELIGIBLE TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES.

This is a hybrid position (telework and on-site combination). The opportunity for remote telework (outside of the DC geographic region) may be considered.

The Smithsonian is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate.

You must refer to for full job description & requirements.

To apply, please send a résumé, cover letter, writing sample (no more than 3 pages) and anticipated salary requirements to no later than May 20th for consideration. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received.

Interested to chat about job while at NORDP conference? Email to chat.

Science Research Writer - Research Proposal Development
St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Be part of the incredible research at St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital!

Become a member of the Office of Large Grants Development team and will focus primarily on supporting opportunities and success for interdisciplinary research teams. The Science Research Writer will work with colleagues across St. Jude Research and other units across the institution, to support large-scale grant proposal development. They will support faculty teams by planning and delivering ideation sessions and workshops, as well as providing a range of project management services to increase readiness and competitiveness for large-scale funding opportunities.
Electronic Research Administration (eRA) Systems Coordinator
Ball State University
Ball State University welcomes applications for an Electronic Research Administrator (eRA) Systems Coordinator to join our Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA). SPA is a flexible, friendly workplace environment – we work closely together and enjoy being part of a collegial and supportive community of research administrators.

Minimum Qualifications & Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. At least one year of experience in working with data in database formats; experience in the creation, maintenance, and tracking of electronic filing systems; experience in data organization and interpretation; technical knowledge of spreadsheets, including use of formulas and tables. Excellent technological skills; able to confidently interact with and complete tasks using computer-based technologies; proficient mathematical and computer skills; experience using Microsoft Office products, specifically Excel; able to produce detailed, accurate work within time constraints.

Manages electronic research administration (eRA) systems and databases, including providing data reports on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis, as well as ad hoc reports as requested; responsible for integrity and accuracy of data in eRA systems for required reporting to both external stakeholders and partners within the institution; maintains high levels of knowledge and expertise on current systems of record (e.g., Cayuse Research Suite) for all offices within the Office of Research, including Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) and the Office of Research Integrity (ORI); trains stakeholders within both the unit and the University on systems interface as needed.
Grants Specialist
Spelman College
This individual will be a member of the Office of Research, Innovation, and Collaboration team. The position is primarily responsible for working closely with Spelman College faculty and staff to oversee pre- and post-award activities for proposals for external funding and awarded grants from government agencies.
Director of Evaluation
University of Washington
The Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS) is a $70M health research institute based at the University of Washington, with integrated partnerships with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Children’s Hospital, and more than 20 other organizations engaged in health research in five states in the Pacific Northwest region. The mission of ITHS is to accelerate the translation of scientific discoveries to the clinic and beyond to improve the health of people in our region today. We develop critical resources to help innovators move their discoveries forward. ITHS fosters innovative health research, sustains research resources, and provides education and career development programs.

The Institute of Translational Health Sciences has an outstanding opportunity for a Director of Evaluation to join their team.

The Director of Evaluation (payroll title: Associate Director) will develop and lead the evaluation and data tracking responsibilities for ITHS, bringing performance management and evaluation approaches to the Institute to facilitate increased strategic focus and efficient program management. This role must introduce and utilize effective and rigorous approaches to evaluation that will enable greater impact. The Director is responsible for providing strategic direction and guidance to the ITHS teams to facilitate the achievement of the ITHS’s aims/goals and provide grant related reporting/application evaluation metrics. This position will be part of the ITHS leadership team.
Senior Manager, Center for Medical Cannabis Research
University of Utah Health
The University of Utah is seeking a Senior Manager (Research Development Associate III) to organize, implement, and oversee administrative aspects of a new Center for Medical Cannabis Research that was created by the Utah State Legislature in H.B.230 during the 2023 Legislative Session. The Senior Manager, in partnership with faculty directors and key collaborators, will play a central role in the strategic planning and execution of the Center for Medical Cannabis Research. The successful candidate will develop and implement a wide range of strategic, proactive, and capacity building activities that enable and enhance cannabis-related research, as well as coalesce researchers to inform health care providers, lawmakers, and the general public about evidence-based practices for medical cannabis.

The Senior Manager will be embedded with the Research Program Development Team in the Senior Vice President of Health Sciences (SVPHS) Research Unit which oversees the development and implementation of strategic research initiatives. To learn more about the other SVPHS Research Unit strategic research initiatives, please visit The Senior Manager will report to the Director of Research Program Development and will work alongside key collaborators and leadership teams to plan and executive initiative activities.
Grants Administrator
Drexel University
The Grant Administrator provides sponsored program oversight and administration from the pre-award proposal stage through award acceptance and post-award non-financial functions.
See link for full description.
Director, Cancer Center Programs
St. Jude Comprehensive Cancer Center
The Comprehensive Cancer Center at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (SJCCC) is seeking a Director, Cancer Center Programs who will oversee the administrative and operational aspects of the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-funded Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) and other strategic projects that further the goals of the SJCCC.

Reporting to the VP-Cancer Center Administration, the position will have the opportunity to provide leadership and direction for activities critical to the Cancer Center Support Grant and the SJCCC; work closely with executive leadership, world-renowned researchers and experienced administrators; participate in strategic planning and administrative retreats; contribute new ideas in an open and intellectually engaging environment; and enhance their leadership skills through our institution’s Leadership Academy and other career development opportunities.

Essential functions include:
- Directs activities related to the CCSG competing and noncompeting renewal. Provides project management for tasks ensuring deadlines are met. Responsible for overseeing the submission of the CCSG application and annual renewals to the National Cancer Institute.
- Leads planning and coordination of critical events including the site visit rehearsals and site visit for the NCI CCSG and annual External Advisory Board meetings.
- Participates in strategic planning. Partners in identifying CCSG-related opportunities and needs and developing strategies and implementation processes to address them.
- Creates CCSG data tables in NCI required format for publications, cancer relevant grants, education and training efforts, pilot projects and their return on investment

This is an incredible opportunity to lead the administrative functions of the CCSG, a large, complex grant important to our institution. Please contact me through Whova or my email if you want to learn more.
Pre/Post Award Grants Manager
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
This position will serve as the primary coordinator of Pre-award business processes for select departments with an emphasis on the Not an RD job, but please share with interested parties.
Subrecipient Monitoring, Subaward & Subcontract Preparation, review and submission procedures and award negotiations. Serves as post award management contact for research faculty within select departments.
Senior Proposal Development Specialist
University of Massachusetts Amherst
The Office of Research Development (ORD) Senior Proposal Development Specialist advises and supports faculty on the design and preparation of large-scale research proposals and budgets, coordinates internal grant competitions, delivers capacity-building workshops, supports inclusive collaborations among faculty, and monitors the funding landscape for opportunities aligned with campus strengths.

--PSU Salary Level 28.

Proposal Development Specialist
University of Massachusetts Amherst
The Office of Research Development (ORD) Proposal Development Specialist advises and supports faculty on the design and preparation of large-scale research proposals and budgets, coordinates internal grant competitions, delivers capacity-building workshops, supports inclusive collaborations among faculty, and monitors the funding landscape for opportunities aligned with campus strengths.

PSU Salary Level 26
Director, Office of Sponsored Research and Programs
Metropolitan State University of Denver
*Provides institutional leadership and strategic direction for MSU Denver’s Office of Sponsored Research and Programs with an emphasis on communication and collaborative assistance to faculty, staff, and administrators in all areas related to the discovery, development, implementation, and management of publicly funded grants/awards, grant-related contracts, and sponsored research.

*Collaboratively develops public grants-related policies and procedures, including but not limited to policies related to the distribution of Administrative and Facilities funds; compliance with institutional, state, and federal regulations and policies; Human Subjects Review (Institutional Review Board [IRB]); and others.

*Cultivates and connects faculty, staff, and administrators with opportunities for externally funded grants and grant-related contracts.

*Develops and maintains the best possible practices and techniques for the discovery of grant and grant-related contract opportunities, which will enhance the role and mission of the University.

*Provides guidance and support specifically to the designated grant or contract administrator and generally to the University, throughout the life cycle of the grant.

*Oversees the preparation, authorization, and submission of grant proposals, and grant-related contracts with particular attention given to the Principal Investigators budget development; compliance with the funding agency’s proposal and budget guidelines; narrative development and responsiveness to the funding agency’s guidelines; and completeness prior to its being circulated for approval by appropriate unit administrators and subsequent submission to the funding agency.

*Serves as the liaison with the University budget office and public funding agencies for all matters related to negotiated budgets for grants and grant-related contracts, and to MSU Denver’s Advancement team working on corporate or private foundation grants/contracts.

*Supervises OSRP staff.
Pre-award Administrator
University of San Francisco
The Pre-award Administrator supports the University community in proposal development through value-added, high-quality service and professional partnerships with faculty, Center directors and University leadership in order to facilitate world-changing research, student success programs and national and international collaborations. The Pre-award Administrator will work in partnership with faculty, staff and students to prepare grant applications, serving as a dedicated central resource in all matters related to University and sponsor policies for proposal development and submission. This position will also include responsibility for providing technical support on the planning, preparation, and submission of external proposals, as well as writing proposal texts in coordination with Principal Investigators; reviewing contracts with external agencies; representing the University with sponsor agencies and professional organizations; serving as a liaison with academic departments, divisions, and other university offices and sponsoring agencies.
Assistant Director of Collaborative Science
UNC-CH Lineberger Cancer Center
The Assistant Director of Collaborative Science will serve as a member of the Director’s Office and will provide leadership, direction, and support for various research projects occurring across UNC Lineberger, in addition to managing a team of project managers, science writers, and administrative staff to assist in team science efforts and the internal Developmental Awards process.

The Assistant Director will promote innovation, foster new research collaborations, and sustain productive research initiatives for team science efforts. This position will also manage proposals through this base of knowledge by advising on potential funding/scientific opportunities and potential partnerships within the Center, across the University, and with partner institutions. The position will serve as senior researcher and work under the general direction of the Associate Director of Administration and in collaboration with faculty and/or other management. The position will oversee and inform strategic program/entity planning, related funding, and financial sustainability, and will also independently manage scientific expertise to funding proposals, especially large team science grants with multiple investigators. The position must retain an active working knowledge base of the relevant areas of emerging sciences to be able to contribute to the development, implementation, and administration of the vision, strategy, and goals of the assigned entity/program(s). This position will manage a team of project managers who will perform duties relevant to pre- and post-submission processes. This position will manage an administrative staff partner, who provides scheduling and document management support to the Assistant Director. This position will also manage a team of science writers who will provide copy-editing, proofing, and scientific strategy for team science proposals.
Grants Development Coordinator
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
The College of Arts & Sciences Business Operations Office is housed in the Office of the Dean and supports the fiscal and human resources operations of the departments, curricula, and programs by consolidating their business operations into one center. With the recent addition of a Director of Research Administration, the CASBO office now has robust research administration and development support to provide assigned units within the College.

We are currently hiring one Grants Development Coordinator position, which will provide proposal and grants development support within the College. The application for the positions is linked below.

This position may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement that may include a partially remote work location, consistent with System Office policy. UNC Chapel Hill employees are generally required to reside within a reasonable commuting distance of their assigned duty station.
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