Research Development Specialist - Binghamton University
July 11, 2018
Binghamton, New York
Location: Binghamton, NY Category: Professional Posted On: Tue Jul 10 2018 Job Description:
Budget Title: Staff Associate (SL-4)
The Office of Strategic Research Initiatives (OSRI) enables the successful implementation and execution of the campus research strategy and initiatives as developed by the faculty and senior administration, and in line with the campus road map.
OSRI is seeking a research development specialist to work with the University community to position university programs and collaborative efforts for successful external funding. Under the direction of the Assistant Vice President for Strategic Research Initiatives, the Research Development Specialist will work with identified faculty teams on the development of large multidisciplinary proposals which advance Binghamton's strategic research initiatives, with a focus on the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines and that take advantage of the work of the Transdisciplinary Areas of Excellence (TAEs) and other University efforts. The Research Development Specialist will work closely with the Office of Sponsored Programs and will collaborate with campus constituencies involved in grant-funding activities.
Support the AVP and senior administration in identification of large funding opportunities for campus research centers and initiatives, based on established campus research strategies
Work closely with faculty, staff and external partners in developing, writing, editing and reviewing large value grant proposals to identified external sponsors
Serve as an OSRI Representative on one or more of the Transdisciplinary Areas of Excellence. Develop models to support the TAE's growth of research and scholarly activities in their areas of purview
Develop workshops for faculty to enhance research capacity development efforts
Work with faculty teams on development of proposals to external sponsors for establishment and outfitting of University core facilities
Develop a broad knowledge of Binghamton University faculty, research, contacts and resources
Attend partnership meetings on and off campus, and work collaboratively with proposal writers from other campuses
Master's degree required
Minimum of 5 years experience in science and/or engineering research and/or science and/or engineering program management in higher education or industry
Excellent writing, analytical and research skills are essential
Fluency with Mircosoft Word, Excel and Power Point
Ability to seek and synthesize information and communicate in a compelling and succinct way
Comfort with regular interaction with senior administration officials, students, faculty, staff and the community
Must work well within a collaborative, team environment and maintain confidentiality
Ability to exercise independent judgement in responding to inquiries, display tact and sensitivity and be solution-driven
Demonstrated experience assessing program effectiveness
Ph.D. preferred, preferably in a physical science or engineering field
Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.
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