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Sr. Research Development Specialist, 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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2105590 Requisition #

Job Description:

Provides 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. Provides training and leadership to members of the research development team.

Minimum Qualifications:

Requires terminal degree (PhD or MD) or equivalent and five years’ demonstrated success in the field. 

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.
  • Mentors, trains and supervises junior member(s) of the research development team.
  • Identifies and develops metrics to measure the unit’s performance and processes.

Salary:

Commensurate with experience. 

Preferred Skill/Competency:

Must possess written and verbal communications expertise, demonstrated leadership, initiative and interpersonal skills.

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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