Under the supervision of the Associate Dean for Research, lead administrative coordination efforts of faculty in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences in the development of research, training, and outreach grant proposals to federal and state government agencies, corporate and foundation entities, with an emphasis on large-scale proposals in core and/or interdisciplinary areas, including artificial intelligence, security, digital health, and online communities. The Research Development Officer will manage the proposal development process in collaboration and coordination with faculty and staff to conceptualize proposals, draft proposal outlines, and generate high-quality text that is responsive to agency requirements; help prepare and submit proposals; coordinate large and complex projects research proposals involving multiple faculty and staff; identify and communicate new research opportunities. Will also serve a strategic role in providing faculty with professional development in the skills necessary to create successful proposals. This position is a full-time, one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal.
BA/BS in writing and/or technical discipline or equivalent experience. Outstanding communication skills (written and oral). Excellent editing and proofreading skills. Effective interpersonal skills and high degree of professionalism -Independence, attention to detail, and strong organizational skills. Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage multiple simultaneous projects. Experience in grant writing and administration. Experience in facilitating large-scale research proposals. Ability to develop and maintain relationships with funding sources -Knowledge/experience related to federal funding agencies, including NSF, DoD and NIH. Working understanding of faculty research operations. Ability to guide faculty and staff toward the most effective funding opportunities. High level of proficiency in word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet software.
MS/MA and PhD in writing and/or technical discipline. Working knowledge of research policies, procedures, and practices of the UC system and in particular the University of California, Irvine. Knowledge of Computer Science and broader appreciation of science and engineering disciplines to be able to facilitate interdisciplinary proposal efforts and work effectively with faculty across disciplines to complete applications.
Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.
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