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Research Development Specialist II, Sealy Center For Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

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Research Academic & Clinical
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UTMB Health
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2200149 Requisition #

Job Description:

To provide grant proposal development expertise to faculty members and research personnel to enable competitive individual and team extramural research funding and facilitate research excellence. Supports faculty in multiple departments and/or center(s) in all phases of the research proposal process. Collaborates with other research entities and private businesses to coordinate, develop, fund, and implement research projects.

Minimum Qualificatiions:

Master's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM), Social Science, or Public Health.  One year of experience developing or writing proposals to/for federal, state, or local agencies. May substitute a terminal degree for required experience on a one-for-one basis.

 

Specific Job Related Duties:

  • Provides strategic, proactive, catalytic and capacity-building proposal writing expertise to faculty members and researchers.
  • Initiates and nurtures critical partnerships and alliances throughout the institution’s research enterprise, with institutional partners and other external stakeholders to increase institutional research competitiveness.
  • Provides analytical, technical and professional support in writing funding proposals, including development of hypotheses, aims, and objectives, grantsmanship and limited scientific review. Counsels and assists junior faculty and assists senior faculty in these tasks.
  • Identifies and maintains research alliances with potential collaborative partners and funding agencies to formulate and implement specific research projects.
  • Provides workshops on research funding agency requirements, interests and trends.
  • Monitors funding agency changes and priorities and identifies funding opportunities suited for faculty member(s) based upon their research expertise.
  • Acts as a liaison between the center/department, university administrative department(s), the faculty, and funding agencies for activities related to proposal development and submission.
  • Serves as proposal development expert to staff and researchers.
  • Adheres to internal controls and reporting structure.

Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity

UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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