Associate Research Development Manager / Research Development Manager
The University of Illinois' Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute (IHSI), formed to catalyze, facilitate, enhance, and coordinate Health Sciences-related activities on campus and with our clinical partners, is seeking an Associate RDM or Research Development Manager. With a focus in Health Disparities, the incumbent in this position will identify, expand, and support new research initiatives involving campus faculty and external stakeholders; coordinate new, multi-disciplinary, multi-investigator proposals; and work to build the research capacity and biomedical funding of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In addition, this position will provide support to new centers, especially collaborative programs with both clinical and community components, related to health disparities research areas.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
- Collaborate with faculty members in catalyzing new research programs and opportunities
- Identify common and complementary research interests among multidisciplinary faculty and assemble teams to address research and funding opportunities
- Analyze, align, and strategically match organizational strengths with short term emphases and long-term directions of funding agencies
- Plan, assemble, direct, and facilitate collaborative teams with university faculty and external stakeholders; provide faculty members with elements of research planning in an effort to help faculty to strategically approach research and funding opportunities
- Develop Health Disparities scholars program
- Coordinate the preparation of funding agency proposal submissions by interdisciplinary teams
- Track active and upcoming solicitations and programs
- Maintain information on proposal preparation requirements for relevant federal, state, local sponsors, private foundations and industry partners
Position Requirements and Qualifications for Associate level:
Education: Required: MS in a technical discipline (science, engineering, or technology, or MPH degree.
Preferred: PhD or advanced degree in a technical discipline (science, engineering or technology), or equivalent training.
Experience: Required: Minimum of 3-5 years of direct experience working with research faculty and managing large projects. Preferred: Expertise in the health disparities area; expertise with local and regional clinical and community partners to advance translational projects. Demonstrated experience with writing and/or preparing technical white papers, contract/grant proposals, and technical presentations; experience in managing large multi-investigator federally-funded projects.
Knowledge Requirements: Required: Demonstrated knowledge of programs, policies and procedures of health-related funding agencies. Strong interpersonal skills and customer focus, with ability to communicate professionally and diplomatically in a leadership environment, with diverse members of the university community. Able to cultivate and maintain strong relationships with colleagues and administrators. Able to work with highly confidential information with a high level of discretion and sound judgment. Able to work without close supervision, make decisions independently, accept constructive feedback, and be adaptable. Demonstrate strong work ethic and ability to take initiative and follow through. Strong problem solving skills, with ability to resourcefully obtain information and overcome obstacles with skill and tact. Able to prioritize work appropriately and adapt easily to changing priorities.
Position Requirements and Qualifications for full level:
Education: Same as Associate level.
Experience: Required: Minimum of 8-10 years of direct experience (academic or professional) working with research faculty and managing large projects. Preferred: Expertise in the health disparities area; expertise with local and regional clinical and community partners to advance translational projects. Demonstrated experience with writing and/or preparing technical white papers, contract/grant proposals, and technical presentations; experience in managing large multi-investigator federally-funded projects.
Knowledge Requirements: Same as Associate level.
Proposed Start Date: As early as possible after closing date.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Appointment Status: Regular, 100%-time Academic Professional position, 12-month service basis. Eligible candidates will qualify for full University benefits package.
Applications must be received by July 2, 2018. To apply, all candidates must submit on online profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu by the close of the posting period. Qualified candidates must upload: 1) a letter which details qualifications noted above; 2) a resume; and 3) the names and contact information of three professional references. All requested information must be submitted by the deadline for your application to be considered complete. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
For further information, please contact Erica Hanson, OVCR Human Resources, at [email protected]. The University conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu