Research Development Professional I

Tucson, AZ
Nov 07, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



Orthopedic Surgery

Department Website Link:


UAHS - Tucson


University of Arizona Health Sciences, Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is searching for an energetic and highly organized Research Program Development Professional to coordinate basic and clinical research for the development of musculoskeletal research programs. The research coordinator will support the development of research collaborations between musculoskeletal investigators across campus at the University of Arizona. Work objectives include a broad spectrum of strategic, proactive, and capacity building activities designed to enable and enhance the competitiveness of musculoskeletal research programs and proposals for extramural support.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

Activities may include facilitating research collaborations; identifying funding opportunities; developing grant and contract proposals; building research teams; interacting with funding agencies, institutional research groups, and institutional leadership; assisting with musculoskeletal workshops; and facilitating outreach activities and training.

  • Participate in grant proposal preparation including adherence of submission requirements, non-technical content writing, content editing and proofreading, and budget justification.
  • Facilitate communication among musculoskeletal investigators within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and across campus for research collaboration and funding opportunities.
  • Assist in organizing musculoskeletal research seminars, workshops, forums, and conferences to facilitate exchange of research ideas and increase productive collaboration through the development of a campus-wide orthopaedic research network.
  • Assist in organizing research related meetings including preparation of agendas, recording of minutes and action plans, and task follow-up.
  • Assist the Vice Chair for Research to perform other duties that are required and consistent with the qualifications of this position.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience.
  • 1 year of relevant work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

*affable, energetic, flexible, and organized. *excellent communication skills. *experience with grantsmanship. *positive attitude. *experience with team building. *experience with program development. *proficient with Microsoft Suite and Google Docs: Word, Power Point, and Excel.



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:

$37,506 - $50,000

Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level:


Job Family:

Research Development

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Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

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Contact Information for Candidates:

Zong-Ming Li, PhD | [email protected]

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Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume, Cover Letter, and One Additional Document

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Please include a cover letter, resume, and writing sample.

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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