The Assistant Director for Research Program Development will report to the Executive Director for Arete and will lead in the formation of research development initiatives across the University and in connection to the National Labs. The Assistant Director will work closely with the Executive Directors of Arete and the Arete team to successfully launch and fund select high-priority initiatives and proposals; lead in administering team operational practices; analyze federal research development opportunities; and represent Arete and the OVPRNL at external events and explores partnerships around research priorities.
High-Priority Initiatives (60%)
Working with director, identifies new research and collaboration opportunities, and provides leadership to ensure their successful launch
Fosters development of interdepartmental, multi-disciplinary, innovative research programs and proposals
Collaborates with University officials and multidisciplinary faculty teams to strategically develop funding and research growth opportunities
Consults with deans, institute directors, and other senior administrators to develop strategies for launching new research initiatives
Pursues industry, individual donor, and foundation support for Arete projects in collaboration with Development Office colleagues
Arete Operations (30%)
Lead development of administrative processes for Arete operations
Implement team operations processes and update all team members on protocols, best practices, templates, etc.
Provides analysis of quarterly and annual metrics and reports
Liaise with relevant University offices to optimize Arete's ability to interact effectively within the University environment
External Collaborations (10%)
Represents Arete and the OVPRNL at external events and explores partnerships around key research priorities
Builds collaborations around regional initiatives, including working with industry partners and nonprofits in order to expand research program opportunities at the University
Demonstrated ability to work across groups and coordinate multidisciplinary teams and intra- and inter-institutional partnerships
Experience in a research environment with knowledge of relevant federal agencies, policies, and procedures
Demonstrated experience with scientific grant writing and proposal development
In-depth knowledge of, and passion for cuttingedge research and science
Proven ability to interact with faculty and facilitate discussions on complex topics
Proven ability to 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
Education, Experience, and Certifications:
Bachelorâ™s degree required
Master's degree preferred
Ph.D. in the physical, biological, or medical sciences strongly preferred
2-5 years of work experience required
At least three years of progressively responsible experience in academia and/or DOE National Laboratories preferred
Experience in project management, research administration, complex proposal development, research program development or capture management preferred
Grant proposal experience preferred
All required documents must be submitted to be considered for this position
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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