Location: Binghamton, NY Category: Professional Posted On: Tue Jun 18 2019 Job Description:
Budget Title: Staff Associate (SL-4)
The Office of Strategic Research Initiatives (OSRI) enables the successful implementation and execution of the campus research strategy and initiatives as developed by the faculty and senior administration, and in line with the campus road map.
OSRI is seeking a research development specialist to work with the University community to position university programs and collaborative efforts for successful external funding. Under the direction of the Assistant Vice President for Strategic Research Initiatives, the research development specialist will work with identified faculty teams on the development of large proposals that advance Binghamton's strategic research initiatives and take advantage of the work of the Transdisciplinary Areas of Excellence (TAEs), Binghamton's Centers and institutes, and other University efforts. The Research Development Specialist will work closely with the Office of Sponsored Programs and will collaborate with campus constituencies involved in grant-funding activities.
Support the AVP and senior administration in identification of large funding opportunities for campus research centers and institutes, based on established campus research strategies
Identify solicitations well in advance and facilitate recruitment and organization of faculty groups to capitalize on funding opportunities
Develop comprehensive understanding of Binghamton's capabilities and strengths and connect researcher teams with funding opportunities and research resources
Work closely with faculty, staff and external partners in developing, editing and reviewing mid and large-scale proposals to identified external sponsors. Help in drafting non-technical sections
Serve as an OSRI Representative on one or more of the Transdisciplinary Areas of Excellence. Support the TAE's growth of research and scholarly activities in their areas of purview.
Actively monitor the federal funding landscape to identify new areas of opportunity
In collaboration with colleagues across the Division of Research, organize funding agency workshops, meetings, delegations on campus or at funding agency sites in order to better connect faculty to potential funders
Work with faculty teams on development of proposals to external sponsors for establishment and outfitting of University core facilities
Assist with managing limited submissions opportunities and internal seed grant programs
Assist with analysis of research metrics resources
Attend partnership meetings on and off campus, and work collaboratively with proposal writers from other campuses
Master's degree, Ph.D. preferred
Minimum of 3-5 years experience in a research development activity
Demonstration of technical writing and editing required
Excellent writing, analytical and research skills are essential
Fluency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point
Ability to seek and synthesize information and communicate in a compelling and succinct way
Be comfortable with regular interaction with senior administration, faculty, staff, students and the community
Strong ability to work in team-based environment to achieve common goals
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to exercise independent judgment in responding to inquiries, display tact and sensitivity and be solution-driven
Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.
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