Director of Research Development
The Nicholas School of the
Environment at Duke University invites applications for a full
time academic staff position, Director of Research Development,
based in Durham, NC. The director will assist the Senior Associate
Dean for Academic Initiatives by coordinating and developing
individual and complex research grant applications, delivery of
grant writing and proposal-development training, and pre-submission
critical reviews of research grants. The incumbent will develop and
teach workshops and trainings for faculty and students.
Specific Duties Include:
Support the development of complex funding proposals through
effective interactions with faculty by providing scientific
proposal management, proposal editing and/or writing integration
service, program development, and support. Provide training
to students and faculty on research proposal writing.
Coordinate the research grant proposal process, working with
individuals at various levels in the organization to ensure
successful integration of all parts and full compliance with all
funding solicitation and sponsor requirements. Assist with
inception of program ideas, and coordinate with faculty and grant
managers and development staff on preparing and submitting
proposals for funding.
Edit proposals and write or provide writing support for
proposals; provide comprehensive editorial review; advise
investigators on proposal content and organization; for proposals
not funded, support post-processing or reviews and revision for
resubmission as appropriate; assist with updates and maintenance of
institutional resource template materials.
Design and deliver training to better prepare faculty and
doctoral students to develop grant proposals and lead complex
Establish goals and evaluate outcomes for all programs and
initiatives; prepare reports and regularly share performance
metrics with school leadership.
Other duties as assigned by the Senior Associate Dean for
Preferred candidates will have a doctoral degree in
environmental sciences, physical sciences, biomedical/health
sciences or social sciences/humanities. A master’s degree in one of
these fields is a minimum degree requirement.
Demonstration of an understanding and familiarity with a broad
range of science or technical subject matter.
Minimum of 3 years of experience working with faculty in an
academic or research setting, including a track record of effective
communication, and demonstrated familiarity with all aspects of
extramural grants and/or contracts.
Experience teaching or leading trainings or workshops.
Must be a collaborative team player.
To apply, send a single pdf that includes: (1) cover letter
describing your interest in and qualifications for the position;
(2) a detailed curriculum vitae; (3) names and contact information
for three references. Applications should be submitted directly
through Academic Jobs Online, referencing job #9487 https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9487
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