Senior Research Development Officer

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Texas A&M University
College Station, TX
Jul 22, 2021
Jul 28, 2021
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Senior Research Development Officer

Texas A&M University

Vice Pres For Research

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Job Location
College Station, Texas

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Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values .

Who we are

The Division of Research is committed to a truly comprehensive university where students, researchers, and inventors bring scholarship and innovation to bear for the benefit of the community, the state, and the nation. Texas A&M's research creates new knowledge that provides basic, fundamental, and applied contributions resulting, in many cases, in economic benefits to the state, nation and world.

What we want

The Senior Research Development Officer will be responsible for: providing professional development and proposal coordination for faculty researchers and for providing strategies to develop competitive proposals for biomedical and life science research funding from federal agencies, specifically those under Health and Human Services and the National Institutes of Health. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If this description appeals to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If the description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

What you need to know

Cover Letter/Resume/References: Applicants are strongly encouraged to upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references (to include at least one previous supervisor). You may upload this information as one document under CV/Resume.

COVID-19 information: Texas A&M University monitors and updates our recruiting, hiring and onboarding processes to align with local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. Each department has established both remote and in-person procedures for conducting these processes, which include sanitizing common spaces, a mask policy, and maintaining safe physical distancing to the extent possible. Departments will provide the procedures to be followed at each step of the recruiting process.

Required Education and Experience:

* Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of training and experience
* Four years of experience developing or writing proposals to or for federal, state or private agencies

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

* Knowledge of National Institutes of Health proposal processes and development and higher education research environment
* Skill in providing strategic review and text recommendations on various funding opportunities to NIH and other federal agencies
* Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

Preferred Education and Experience:

* Ph.D. in biomedical or life sciences
* Research lab and/or postdoctoral experience
* Work experience in medically related or bio and life science research laboratory

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

* Ability to cultivate and maintain professional working relationship


Faculty and Professional Development-Research

Creates and delivers NIH Specific Aims Virtual Seminar series and other training as needed for Texas A&M researchers. Follows up with participants regarding NIH grant proposals as needed. Develops and updates templates, tools and guidance documents for use by researchers at Texas A&M University. Reviews professional development opportunities and provides training activities that will enhance faculty researchers' skill levels.

NIH Proposal Development

Leads and coordinates strategic review of Texas A&M University research community NIH proposals, especially those of junior faculty, who are classified by NIH as Early Stage Investigators. Connects researchers to funding opportunities and research resources. Uses knowledge of agency and proposal process to assist faculty researchers in matching requirements of NIH funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) or requests for proposals (RFPs). Ensures that proposals are in clear, concise language understood by reviewers in NIH study sections. Confers with individual faculty regarding the review of previous grant applications, and provide strategy on resubmission.

Multi-disciplinary Proposal Coordination

Serves on RDS team to lead and coordinate research proposal development, including biomedical and life sciences proposal components, for large and strategic interdisciplinary research activities that involve faculty from multiple Texas A&M University departments, centers, and institutes and from other universities. Uses knowledge of the agency and review process to develop competitive proposals. Coordinates activities to create and maintain cohesive working groups.


Performs other duties as assigned.

Instructions to Applicants : Applications received by Texas A&M University and TAMHSC, must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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