Director of Research

Newark, New Jersey
Oct 01, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Director of Research

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) seeks a dynamic individual to serve as the director of research for its Ying Wu College of Computing (YWCC). Working closely with YWCC faculty, the director will handle all non-scientific aspects of the college’s funded research activities including but not limited to proposal preparation, budget creation, contract negotiation, account management and report preparation.

Key responsibilities:

  • Pre-award support in creating project budgets.
  • Support in the proposal submission process
  • Post-award support in managing the finances and accounts of projects.
  • Support in the administrative aspects of project reporting.
  • Act as a liaison between the college and NJIT’s Office of Research.
  • Some assistance in high-level integrated scientific proposal writing and reviewing.
  • Assistance in identifying government/company/foundation funding opportunities

Prerequisite Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree in a relevant field with at least four years of experience in sponsored research administration, research finance, or similar services in a relevant industry.
  • Familiarity with the workings, procedures and online systems of the major federal funding agencies, including NSF, NIH, DARPA, DoE, DoD.
  • Capable of working with tight deadlines.
  • Excellent skills to work collaboratively and act persuasively in sensitive situations.
  • Mastery of basic office software (word processing, spreadsheet applications, presentations and communication).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail as demonstrated by application materials.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A graduate degree, preferably in a science related to YWCC research areas or business administration.
  • Experience working in a university setting, particularly with academic departments and sponsored research.
  • Certification in Research Administration (CRA, CPRA, CFRA or similar)
  • Creative out‐of‐the‐box thinker
  • Responsive, friendly, outgoing and service‐oriented

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As an EEO employer NJIT is committed to building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment and strongly encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women.

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