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Research Development Officer, Engineering

Job Description

The Research Development Officer is responsible for working directly with faculty, departments, centers, and programs to strategically identify and pursue external funding. The RDO will also work with faculty to further their competitive positioning and develop tools and strategies available to all faculty that improve their competitive capacity and reduce the time faculty spend engaging in the pre-award activities required to obtain external funding.

Job Requirements

Masters degree in Engineering, Materials Science, Computer Science or related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience. At least five years' experience editing and developing nationally competitive grant proposals for external, peer reviewed competitions. Thorough knowledge of the organizational environment of higher education and research universities sufficient to understand client priorities, issues, motivations and constraints. Thorough knowledge of standard processes, protocols and procedures related to obtaining and managing external funding. Excellent consulting, relationship building, and strategic thinking skills, including experience organizing or coordinating multi-disciplinary teams and intra- and inter-institutional partnerships. Experience assisting faculty in building relationships with corporate and industry partners and in seeking funding from those sponsors. Demonstrated successful track record of developing competitive and complex research initiatives and proposals. Thorough knowledge of the avenues to mine funding opportunities. Extensive experience in an academic research environment with thorough knowledge of relevant agencies and their policies and procedures. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Excellent organizational and analytical skills. Ability to communicate effectively with others.


Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Education, Engineering, Research
Education Graduate Degree
Experience 5 to 7 years
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Education - Teaching - Administration
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 25737626
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Research Development Officer, Engineering

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