UNC Chapel Hill’s (UNC CH) research funding totaled $940 million in 2019, ranking fifth among the nation’s universities for Federal 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 Research Development Manager to support UNC CH’s growing research enterprise. The Research Development Manager will be primarily responsible for proactively gaining a strong understanding of the types of research being conducted across the university to enable the identification of relevant large grant opportunities, building research teams to apply for these grants, and, working with a project coordinator, providing administrative support for all aspects of assembling the applications, and networking with grant sponsors.
-Lead team building, project development, and project management roles to advance research aims and ensure success of research teams -Grow the university’s research portfolio and facilitate research activity through strategic thinking, project management, technical writing, and broad scientific and funding agency knowledge, in the identification of and application to large grant opportunities -Network and serve as a liaison with UNC Chapel Hill faculty, supporting the research community, and extramural federal, state and foundation grant-making agencies -Direct the promotion, selection and management of internal funding opportunities managed by the Office of Research Development -Promote and support the development of faculty and researcher applications to prestigious fellowships, awards, and honors -Support the leadership of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and the Office of Research Development in developing and implementing short-term and long-term strategies and programs that align with the university’s research goals and initiatives -Work across all campus research support units to co-ordinate and prioritize institutional research priorities
Education and Experience:
The ideal candidate will be a scientist that has 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. A publication record is expected.
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