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Research Development Coordinator
Northern Illinois University
Join me in the Office of Research Development at NIU to implement an expanded and coordinated research development function in support of university research, artistry, and scholarship goals. This is a great opportunity to facilitate and improve existing research development programs and help shape and launch new initiatives in a new office.

NIU has earned repeated “great college to work for“ designations and has been recognized for achievements in diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. We offer professional growth and recognition (including support for your NORPD involvement), flexible work schedules and locations, and time away from work. This position is hybrid and flex schedule eligible; campus presence is critical to the work and some time on campus is expected. We in the Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships are a collaborative and fun bunch who work hard and smart and enjoy working together.

The right person for this job will see potential in and welcome the challenge of coming in on the ground floor of a new office with new division leadership. They will enjoy and excel at coordinating complex projects and enjoy engaging with people, making them feel welcome and comfortable, and helping to build community. They are comfortable and confident owning their knowledge, skills, and experience and sharing those with others to help further their goals. They recognize the value of a regional comprehensive, emerging research institution that provides access to world-class faculty and research, scholarship, artistry, and engagement across multiple disciplines.

DeKalb is close to quaint suburban towns along the Fox River offering a thriving arts, culture, and dining scene, an hour from Chicago. Northern Illinois experiences all four seasons and offers great opportunities for getaways in the Great Lakes and Midwest regions, and access to airports and trains.

If you have questions (or even if you don't), reach out to me; I’d love to talk to you.
Research Project and Proposal Manager - Grants Hub
Iowa State University
The ISU Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is seeking an experienced individual to support large research projects and proposals across campus, as part of an initiative to jump-start the university’s new strategic plan. The Research Project and Proposal Manager, which will be hired as a Research Administrator III, will provide pre-award and interim post-award project management support to various large ($10M+), complex, interdisciplinary research projects.
This role will:
Identify and track research project scope, goals, milestones, schedule, resources, risks, change requests, and deliverables.
Assign tasks and monitor progress towards goals.
Develop communication and reporting plans.
Actively participate in and facilitate project meetings.
Maintain relationships with project leaders, members, and stakeholders.
The Research Project and Proposal Manager will support selected interdisciplinary research teams with preparation of grant proposals by developing calendars and checklists, tracking progress towards proposal deliverables, and managing communications with the proposal team. They will also provide planning and facilitation support for meetings and events related to selected projects.
This is a two-year fixed term position that will be part of the Grants Hub, the central research development unit of the OVPR.

Grant Writing and Editing Specialist - Grants Hub
Iowa State University
The Grants Hub, Iowa State’s central research development unit within the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR), is seeking a Grant Writing and Editing Specialist, which will be hired as a Research Administrator II, to help researchers from all fields develop compelling and successful grant proposals.
The Grant Writing and Editing Specialist will provide substantive review and editing of proposal narratives to strengthen arguments, ensure alignment with review criteria and sponsor expectations, produce a coherent narrative with a single voice, and make objectives and goals clearly visible to reviewers. They will develop boilerplate text and templates for non-technical proposal sections and adapt to individual proposal needs. They will also provide principal investigators with guidance on strategies, tactics, tools, and best practices for proposal writing and conceptual development and will facilitate writing strategy meetings and red team reviews for select complex proposals.
The Grant Writing and Editing Specialist must be able to work effectively in a deadline-driven environment, both independently and as part of a collaborative team. The successful candidate will have exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to convey complex topics in a logical, clear, and persuasive manner. They will have a service-oriented mindset and strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to engage with researchers from a wide variety of disciplines and to deliver constructive feedback with empathy and diplomacy. They will have demonstrated attention-to-detail, critical analysis, and problem-solving skills, as well as an ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects with quick turn-arounds.
The successful candidate has the ability to work on-site in Ames if they prefer.
This position does require the employee to reside in the state of Iowa on or before start of employment.
Staff Associate - Editing
University of Kentucky
The Markey Cancer Center is now recruiting for a Staff Associate to be an editor/designer. This position will provide invaluable assistance to cancer investigators, assisting with technical editing of manuscripts, grants and other scientific documents. They will also assist with small graphics editing for manuscripts, grants and PowerPoints. This position will work directly with cancer researchers, and help free up their time for research. This position will be a part of a larger team of editors, designers, and project coordinators housed within the cancer center.

This position has the potential for a Hybrid work arrangement.
Proposal Manager - Research Development
Arizona State University
Under light supervision of the Associate Director, the Proposal Manager is responsible for supporting ASU faculty, leadership, and other researchers by reading, analyzing, and parsing (e.g., component checklist creation) requests for proposals (RFP), requests for information (RFI), broad agency announcements (BAA), funding opportunity announcements (FOA) or similar documents from federal and philanthropic organizations; creating templates and other documents for compliant proposals and applications; setting and articulating clear expectations of proposal objectives for proposal teams; defining and assigning team member responsibilities; facilitating proposal team communications; and ensuring all deadlines, compliance requirements and quality control standards are met.

Essential Duties
Actively participates in proposal development meetings with internal and external stakeholders in order to create and adhere to a central proposal calendar with an associated proposal production process.
Works closely with faculty and staff to understand sponsors’ funding priorities and ASU’s assets to develop strategic messaging and consistent technical documents that align with sponsor requirements for submissions.
Works within a university-wide network of faculty, project managers, and research administrators to extract requirements for the submission into a checklist (e.g., compliance matrix) using sponsor guidelines (i.e., solicitation and/or proposal guides); assign roles and responsibilities to team members; coordinate due dates using a team calendar; and prioritize documents using knowledge of the sponsor agencies’ implicit and explicit requirements.
More details are at the official ASU posting site— link below.
Sponsored Research Specialist
Santa Fe Institute
Come work with a great integrated research development and sponsored research team at a small but global organization! See link below for more information. Feel free to reach out for ore information.
Research Development Officer
Texas A&M AgriLife Research
We Are Seeking: The Office of Corporate Engagement and Research Support (CERS) seeks a Research Development Officer (RDO) to work directly with faculty, staff, departments, centers, and programs to pursue strategic, externally sponsored research funding opportunities. Under direction, the RDO participates in research team interactions and provides guidance and assistance in proposal preparation for multidisciplinary federal grant proposal efforts. You will maintain relationships with unit leaders and faculty to increase proposal development capabilities and faculty’s success in obtaining funding. As RDO, you will advise on elements of competitive grant applications based on interactions with funding agencies’ program managers and through a working knowledge of funding agencies, such as USDA, NIH, NSF, DOD, and DOE, and their research priorities. In this role, you will provide guidance in team building, proposal development, and liaise with the Sponsored Research Services (SRS) office to ensure timely submission of proposal packages. You will edit technical narratives to develop cohesive documents for clarity and a common voice and ensure research is succinctly described to meet the demands of the proposal request. The successful RDO will develop tools, guidance documents, and training workshops related to proposal development. Lastly, the RDO gathers intelligence on funding opportunities and contributes to developing a weekly funding newsletter to inform faculty of such opportunities.
Research Development Officer
UC Merced
UC Merced is seeking an experienced Research Development Officer to join our growing team! We are the youngest campus within the University of California, and a proud MSI/HSI. We are looking for a creative RDO who can work with our faculty as our campus transitions from R2 to R1. Do you like working on a wide-range of research proposals and with a variety of disciplines? Do you have the skills to help young faculty in their pursuit of extramural funding? Do you enjoy team science? If so, consider applying, and see full details in the link below!

This position is eligible for Remote/Hybrid work arrangement. See JD for details.

• Meet with Principal Investigators to discuss extramural research funding opportunities and makes recommendations for proposal development strategies.
• Independently supports Principal Investigators in the development of proposals of moderate scope across a variety of agencies (NSF, NIH, DOE, state, philanthropy). Works in teams to support strategic proposal development of complex and very large scope. Developmental editing and review of proposals to ensure alignment with solicitation and merit review criteria.
• Co-lead for identifying 'limited submission' funding opportunities.
• Coordination of internal competitions and Faculty Success Initiative grant-writing fellowships.
• Assist the unit with planning/facilitating training sessions, workshops, and panel discussions, as assigned, on topics related to granting and proposal development best practices and on trends in research development and the funding landscape.

I hope to hear from you! Please reach out if you're even just a little curious to learn more.

Grant Facilitator and Research Engagement Coordinator
Yukon University
JD available in link below. 4 year term and will likely become permanent
Research Development Specialist
Stanford University
The Stanford School of Medicine Proposal Development Office (PDO) is seeking a Research Development Specialist to help faculty members and teams develop high quality grant proposals and secure research funding. Partnering with faculty, staff, and administrators, the mission of the PDO is to: 1)  Train and support assistant professors preparing their first major research grant proposal, 2)  Foster interdisciplinary research among School of Medicine faculty members and ensure the long-term sustainability of collaborations through research funding, 3) Coordinate and support investigative teams preparing center or other complex grant proposals, and 4) Lead initiatives that increase institutional competitiveness and enable strategic research growth. Our vision is to empower growth of the research enterprise of the School of Medicine and to help fuel discovery and innovation that advances human health.
The ideal candidate will have strong grant writing, editing, and project management skills. The ability to manage multiple projects, work independently, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced academic environment is essential for success in this role. We especially welcome applicants that are self-motivated, detailed-oriented, and committed to continuous improvement. The PDO places high value on a service-oriented approach and a collaborative mindset. The incumbent will join a growing community of Research Development Professionals at Stanford whose members are supportive and collectively dedicated to helping Stanford affiliates at all levels secure funding for their innovative research.
Desired Qualifications: Advanced degree in Biomedical Science or related discipline with direct experience in grant writing especially in response to NIH funding opportunities.
Grant Proposal Developer
University of Vermont
The Office of Research Development at the University of Vermont is expanding! We are recruiting a Grant Proposal Developer to join our team. This is a newly created position in the central office that will provide support to faculty in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS).

The position is eligible for full-time telework in accordance with the university telecommuting policy. Staff at University of Vermont are represented by the Staff United union (AFT Vermont, AFL-CIO)

To view the job posting and to apply please visit the UVM Jobs website.
Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until suitable candidates are identified.
About Burlington, VT: UVM’s hometown perennially appears on national rankings that laud its livability, access to nature and recreation (including the best skiing in the northeast), thriving food and music scene, rising identity as a technology and innovation hub, and its status as a top college town. City perks include an active pedestrian marketplace in the heart of downtown, 8 miles of waterfront along Lake Champlain featuring stunning sunsets over the Adirondacks beyond, and a 12-mile paved bike trail that runs along the lake. Burlington’s nickname, BTV, comes from the code for its airport, just 10 minutes from campus. With Montreal a 90-minute and Boston a 3.5-hour drive away, international and metropolitan culture are easily accessible for weekend adventures. With a metro-area population of approximately 210,000, Burlington is Vermont’s largest city. In addition to UVM, large local employers include Global Foundries, GE Healthcare, Keurig Green Mountain,, Seventh Generation and Ben & Jerry’s Homemade. Vermont’s public K-12 schools are perennially ranked among the best in the nation.

Strategic Intelligence Analyst
University of Maryland
The Research Strategic Intelligence Analyst will be a critical member of the UMD Research Development Office (RDO) supporting the RDO mission to grow the volume and visibility of the UMD Research Enterprise. Reporting to the Sr. Proposal Development Manager, the Analyst will work with colleagues in the RDO as well as those across the institution to support strategic research initiatives and data-driven decision making to position the University of Maryland and its faculty for success. This person will develop a portfolio of research strategic intelligence products to aid leadership in making informed decisions regarding strategic research areas and funding opportunities, and assess outcomes from significant research investments. The Analyst will be charged to provide analyses on federal and foundation funding sponsors, identify areas of strength and opportunity for UMD research utilizing available data and human intelligence, and present and advance actionable recommendations utilizing current best practices in the field of strategic intelligence. These efforts will ensure the delivery of research strategic intelligence analysis and solutions to the Vice President for Research, leadership of the Research Development Office, and other campus units.
External Funding Coordinator
Utah State University
The Research Development Division of the Office of Research at Utah State University (USU) is seeking applications for an External Funding Coordinator to support the development of large, high-dollar proposals in identified strategic research areas. This position will be responsible for tracking Federal funding priorities and developing/maintaining a central database of faculty research strengths in order to support the positioning of researchers to rapidly respond to new funding opportunities. The External Funding Coordinator will assist with the promotion of priority limited submission opportunities and support resulting proposals. This position will also contribute to the development and implementation of targeted, intensive training programs to enhance researcher preparedness for application to high-profile funding opportunities.
Associate Director for Research Development and Training Grants
Northeastern University
The Office of Research Development at Northeastern University is seeking a dynamic and motivated Associate Director for Research Development with a specialized focus on securing funding for PhD and Postdoc training grants. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in advancing the research and academic careers of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars by identifying, developing, and submitting competitive grant proposals together with faculty at Northeastern. The Associate 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, with particular focus on training programs. The Associate Director must also be generally knowledgeable about federal, state and international training mechanisms, and be able to seamlessly interact with all of these entities. This position will be based at our Boston, MA campus, but can be fully remote depending upon circumstances.
Assistant Director, Research Development
University of Illinois Chicago
The Office of Research Development within the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) seeks application for an Assistant Director. This position is responsible for assisting with the identification, development, preparation and submission of research grants for University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). The incumbent will act as a research development resource to the UIC faculty pursuing external funding to advance the university's research portfolio. The role will coordinate both individual grant-seeking efforts and larger team-based research proposal initiatives. This position will help to expand interdisciplinary and cross-unit collaborations, facilitate the grant submission process for faculty and increase extramural research funding from federal, state and private funders.

Posting Close Date: November 17, 2023
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