In collaboration with Salk faculty and the Grants Development team, the Research Development Specialist prepares grant applications on a wide range of scientific topics, and is responsible for creating proposals for both governmental and non-governmental agencies utilizing excellent writing and editorial skills. They manage the scientific writing process for individual, complex multi-investigator, and institutional grant applications and publications. The Research Development Specialist collaborates with diverse teams of investigators, External Relations staff, and other administrative personnel, exhibits a breadth and depth of understanding of the research conducted at Salk, works under pressure of deadlines and funding goals, and has the ability to relate scientific and strategic goals to individual grant opportunities. The Research Development Specialist helps to connect faculty with relevant funding opportunities, utilizing Research Development tools such as Pivot and InfoReady. They remain informed about current information technologies, trends, and Research Development activities taking place at other research institutions, universities, and government entities.Work is performed under general direction of the Research Development Manager, with the majority of work performed independently.
A M.S. in physical or natural sciences.
A Ph.D. in physical or natural sciences.
Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
Must be able to work on campus and meet with faculty in person.
Able to work a flexible schedule based on workload and deadlines.
Evening and weekend work will be required.
Satisfactory completion of the Instituteâ™s background investigation.
Must sign a confidentiality agreement.
This role requires constant seeing, adjusting focus, touching, feeling, keying, hearing, reading, writing, reasoning, analyzing, communicating and working inside.
Salk scientists are dedicated to innovative biological research. The Salk Institute consistently ranks among the leading research institutions in the world for its faculty's contributions and the impact of their findings. Focused both on discovery and on mentoring future generations of researchers, Salk scientists make groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of cancer, aging, Alzheimer's, diabetes and infectious diseases by studying neuroscience, genetics, cell and plant biology, and related disciplines. "We lead biological research. We prize discovery. Salk is where cures begin."Overlooking the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, the Salk Institute offers a warm, collegial and collaborative work environment, where employees enjoy a generous benefits program. Social activities on campus encourage interaction as a community.