Fosters the development of interdepartmental and multidisciplinary research programs and proposals exceeding $10MM in funding for multidisciplinary faculty teams to develop research growth opportunities.
Brings together faculty and stakeholders around strategic initiatives, moving from decision-making to defining actions, working with partner organizations to develop goals and roadmaps with milestones and expected outcomes.
Oversees and designs programs and workshops to promote research development, grant training, and collaboration.
Develops and maintains strong partner relationships with University internal units including institutes and centers, academic departments and divisions, and other groups.
Identifies and curates relevant federal limited opportunities.
Works with Federal Relations colleagues to identify and assess opportunities for support of University research programs.
Monitors department/unit compliance with University, Divisional and Department policies and procedures and implements corrective actions for issues identified.
Provides specialized support for the research enterprise within a department or unit, including pre- and/ or post-award administration for all sponsored activity. Serves as liaison between PIs, University administrative offices, and external agencies.
Analyzes industry trends and remains current with agency and regulatory changes. Monitors department/ unit compliance with University, Divisional and Department policies and procedures and implements corrective actions for issues identified.
Performs other related work as needed.
Ph.D. in the physical, biological or medical sciences.
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.
A record of success in complex environments where collaboration and influence management are critical to success.
Demonstrated ability to work across groups and coordinate multidisciplinary teams and intra and interinstitutional partnerships.
Working knowledge in a research environment of relevant federal agencies, policies, and procedures.
Demonstrated experience with scientific grant writing and proposal development.
In depth knowledge of, and passion for cutting edge research and science.
Interact with faculty and facilitate discussions on complex topics.
Work effectively and diplomatically with fellow staff members, as well as with students, faculty, and agency contacts.
Documented ability to foster a cooperative work environment and motivate others.
Proven ability to seek out, coordinate, and appropriately disseminate information.
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.
High level of fluency in word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet software (e.g. MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
Work on multiple tasks within strict deadlines.
Prioritize numerous projects to bring all to successful completion with a high degree of accuracy.
Strategic and analytical thinking skills with an ability to solve problems and make effective decisions.
A high degree of 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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