The Department of Microbiology & Immunology at the University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston, TX) is seeking a scientist (advanced degree preferred) with excellent grant writing and editing skills for the position of Research Development Specialist. The objective of the position is to provide grant proposal development and submission services to faculty members and research personnel to enable competitive individual and team extramural research funding, as well as to facilitate research excellence. This person will support faculty in all phases of the research proposal process. The salary range is between $50,400 and $75,600 annually, commensurate with experience. Depending on the experience and education, the candidate might be considered for a Sr. Research Development Specialist.
A few examples of the essential job functions are below. If you have questions or are interested in the position, please email your CV to Dr. Linsey Yeager (email@example.com).
- Specifically supports all of the department’s research activities by utilizing grantsmanship skills to assist the Microbiology and Immunology faculty in obtaining research funding.
- Provides analytical, technical and professional support in writing funding proposals, including development of hypotheses, aims, and objectives, grantsmanship, and limited scientific review.
- Develops grant budgets for proposal submission, including contracts and subcontracts.
- Works with the Office of Sponsored Programs to upload and submit electronic grants on behalf of faculty members.
- A specialty of the Research Development Specialist is the editing of grant applications, manuscripts, and other correspondence from professionals with English as a second language.
- Monitors funding agency changes and priorities, and identifies funding opportunities suited for faculty member(s) based upon their research expertise.
- Works between the center/department, university administrative department(s), the faculty, and funding agencies for activities related to proposal development and submission.
- Assist faculty with selected post-award activists such as progress reports and final reports.
- Experience with graphics software to aid faculty with figures/images for grants and other scientific documents is preferred.