This position provides grant writing support for the Department of Mechanical Engineering’s McAlpine Research Group (MRG), which is focused on 3D printing functional materials & devices. Specifically, the candidate will write proposals to expand into exciting new areas of 3D printing-related research, often in collaboration with other faculty on campus and beyond. The candidate will be in contact with 1) various sponsors, including state, federal, philanthropic, foundation, and industrial, 2) project partners and collaborators, including helping to forge new relationships, 3) graduate students, undergraduate students, and postdocs in our group and 4) administrative staff in the Department and University to coordinate accounting and purchasing.
This position is critical for forging new research areas and developing new funding opportunities. An ideal candidate will have experience in an engineering or other research related discipline.
Writing scientific proposals, for a diverse array of grants, small and large, in multiple fields
Interfacing with multi-faceted, interdisciplinary and bold research teams
Coordinating proposal preparation with our partners and accounting team
Managing subawards with funding agencies and department accountants
Staying on budget and tracking project expenditures, helping with purchasing
Filing other paperwork, such as project management plans, budget updates, etc.
Navigating extensions and project closeouts, budget tracking and forecasting
Initial salary will be $100,000 and the position will be 50% supported (0.5 FTE).
BA/BS in the physical sciences or engineering, with at least 6 years of experience in writing proposals to a variety of agencies, technical reports, preparing budgets, accounting aspects and an understanding of the scientific content. Ability to work collaboratively, make decisions, problem solve and prioritize tasks. Must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Attention to detail a must, as well as organizational abilities. Oral and written communications skills are required, with the desire to learn new scientific disciplines and convey scientific knowledge across diverse populations and students.
Internal Number: 333034
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