Works with multidisciplinary faculty teams to develop funding and research growth opportunities and supports RDS in developing large federal proposals and institutional planning activities.
Manages the internal funding portal that supports seed funding programs and federal limited opportunities.
Helps to manage the RDS seed funding program (BIG), including administrative aspects of the grant management process.
Identifies and curates relevant federal limited opportunities.
Maintains RDS website.
Works with Federal Relations colleagues to identify and assess opportunities for support of university research programs.
Occasional travel to national and affiliated laboratories.
Reviews all applications against University guidelines, in addition to drafting progress reports, non-competing applications, amendments, and budgeting. Responsible for all data entry and preparation of grant reports and trend analysis.
Handles straightforward post-award activities including account creations, regulatory and compliance monitoring, salary allocations, effort reporting, grant projections, cost allocations, cost center charges, equipment inventory, invoice preparation, grant closing process, and account closing.
Performs other related work as needed.
Ph.D. in the physical, biological or medical sciences.
Success in complex environments where collaboration and influence management are critical to success.
At least 3 years progressively responsible experience in academia and/or DOE National Laboratories in project management, research administration, complex proposal development, research program development or capture management.
Participation in a research environment with knowledge of relevant federal agencies, policies, and procedures.
High level of fluency in word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet software (e.g. MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
Comfort with technical platforms and databases.
Demonstrated ability to work across groups and coordinate multidisciplinary teams and intra- and inter-institutional partnerships.
Proven ability with grant-management software and databases.
Demonstrated experience with scientific grant writing and proposal development.
Proven ability to work effectively and diplomatically with fellow staff members, as well as with students, faculty and agency contacts.
Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills, as well as organizational skills and attention to detail.
Independence, initiative, and strong organizational skills.
Multitask, prioritize and manage multiple simultaneous projects.
Work on multiple tasks within strict deadlines.
Strategic and analytical thinking skills with an ability to solve problems and make effective decisions.
Professionalism, discretion, tact, and an ability to maintain confidentiality.
Negotiate on behalf of the unit and build consensus among a large number of diverse stakeholders.
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