Assistant Director of Grant Development - College of Arts and Sciences

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Assistant Director of Grant Development - College of Arts and Sciences 

Reghular, Full-time, Market Range 12

Applications are currently being solicited for a Grants Writer to work with researchers affiliated with the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. We are a community of researchers focused on all aspects of quantitative modeling in the life sciences.

The work will focus on creating the strategic vision for expanding our opportunities for funding interdisciplinary research among disciplinary researchers. The person in this role will identify and lead writing the NIMBioS proposals to funding opportunities in the area of Mathematical Life Sciences Research. Provides leadership to NIMBioS-affiliated researchers in securing external funding. They will work with researchers to craft and hone their vision for proposed research efforts, and drafting language to clearly capture that vision and communicate it to funders and evaluators.

A candidate should have some relevant subject matter expertise in mathematical modeling sufficient to understand the nature of research, education, and outreach efforts being proposed to funders, and should be able to draft management plans and reasonable timelines for workflow and deliverables. Lastly, the person will be expected to help shepherd the paperwork involved with proposals through various stages of approvals.

The candidate should have excellent organizational and communication skills and experience working with researchers in a STEM field.

Minimum Requirements:

  • MA/MS in a field related to mathematical modeling, or instead an MA/MS in a field not related to mathematical modeling but also having two years of experience working in a research lab in a STEM field involving mathematical modeling
  • 4+ years experience in a role involving the preparation of grant proposals to external funding sources
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and time management skills
  • Ability to work/communicate with/manage a diverse and multidisciplinary team
  • Knowledge of contracts, grants, and budget principles across multiple funding agencies.
  • Ability to work independently and set priorities and goals.
Preferred qualifications

  • A Ph.D. in a field related to mathematical modeling
  • A track record of successful funding on diverse research projects involving mathematical modeling in the life sciences.
  • Familiarity with current federal funding agency templates and forms.
  • A track record of successful team management/leadership for a team of interdisciplinary academic participants.
  • Ability to delegate tasks efficiently.

Job: Other Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Administration-Arts & Sciences
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Oct 20, 2021, 5:03:30 PM


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Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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