UNC Chapel Hill’s (UNC CH) research funding totaled $880 million in 2018, ranking fifth among the nation’s universities for R&D funding. Research at Carolina spans a vast array of disciplines, and UNC continues to build the scale and quality of its research enterprise through collaboration across academic boundaries, and involving partnerships with diverse groups of outside organizations in the United States and around the world. This approach reflects the University’s long emphasis on a culture of interdisciplinary scholarship between and among the arts and humanities, the basic and applied physical sciences, and health science research.
The Office of Research Development, an office within the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR), seeks a dynamic and highly motivated individual for the position of project manager to support UNC CH’s growing research enterprise. The project manager will be responsible for developing grant proposals, building multi-disciplinary research teams in support of OVCR’s research initiatives and promoting the submission of large multi-disciplinary research applications. The ideal candidate will have worked as part of multi-disciplinary teams, have supported grant submissions and/or has obtained his/her own grant funding, able to develop strong scientific understanding of different types of research being conducted at UNC-Chapel Hill, welcomes new responsibilities, and is organized and detail oriented. The position reports to Director, Office of Research Development.
Key responsibilities of this position include: -Build, coordinate, and manage multi-disciplinary research teams, from ideation through final submission, and facilitate long-term project planning. -Network and serve as a liaison with UNC Chapel Hill faculty, the supporting research community, and extramural federal, state and foundation grant-making agencies. -Manage identification and dissemination of strategic funding opportunities to high value program areas -Technical writing and editing support to enhance the responsiveness and competitiveness of grant applications, and manage the organization of all non-technical documents supporting research grant applications, with a dual focus of university compliance and application grantsmanship. -Co-manage information gathering about sponsor agencies including agency research and review of strategic priorities, supporting faculty-project officer meetings, and agency-specific expertise.
Education and Experience:
Superb written and oral communication skills. Detail oriented, organized, ability to multi-task, and work under tight deadlines.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: 172844
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