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Senior Research Development Officer

Employer
Texas A&M University
Location
College Station, TX
Closing date
Apr 24, 2024

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Sector
Other
Organization Type
Corporate
Job Title

Senior Research Development Officer

Agency

Texas A&M University

Department

Texas A&M Institute of Data Science

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Our Commitment
Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment by promoting a culture that respects all perspectives, talents & lived experiences. Embracing varying opinions and perspectives strengthens our core values which are: Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity, and Selfless Service.

Who We Are

The Texas A&M Institute of Data Science (TAMIDS) pursues new approaches to data science research, education, operations, and partnerships. These approaches cross college boundaries to connect elements of Data Science from engineering, technology, science and the humanities, and inform wider social challenges. In partnership with over 200 research affiliates from across The Texas A&M University System, work being done by TAMIDS is shaping the future of Data Science research. To learn more, visit https://tamids.tamu.edu/.

What We Want

TAMIDS is seeking a Senior Research Development Officer who will under direction, facilitates research team interactions and progress for large, center level proposal efforts. Identifies funding sources and solicitations, builds, and organizes research teams to target such funding, and synthesizes research concepts to develop competitive proposals. We seek to hire a candidate who will support our commitment to enriching the learning and working environment by promoting a culture that respects all perspectives, talents & lived experience per our Core Values. The preferred candidate will hold a Bachelor's degree and Three years of related experience in securing federal funding through proposal development. Experience in developing and coordinating large proposals; experience writing on topics related to Data Science; experience in or working with Sponsored Research Services for proposal development and submission; and experience in working in post-award management including business and account management. Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, specifically Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and FAMIS/Canopy and MAESTRO. We are looking to hire a candidate who is a team player and who will promote collaboration and cooperation while working within a team. If the description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity to join our team.

What You Need To Know

Special Note: A cover letter and resume are strongly recommended, and contact information for three professional references. You may upload them on the application under the CV/Resume section.

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

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 Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications. Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.

Oral and written communication skills.

Organizational skills.

Ability to independently make decisions.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree and Three years of related experience in securing federal funding through proposal development.

Experience in developing and coordinating large proposals; experience writing on topics related to Data Science; experience in or working with Sponsored Research Services for proposal development and submission; and experience in working in post-award management including business and account management.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, specifically Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and FAMIS/Canopy and MAESTRO.

Responsibilities

Research Opportunity Development - Works with departments, institutes, centers, and researchers to develop a comprehensive understanding of the TAMU research capabilities in Data Science and related disciplines. Facilitates research team interactions and progress for large, center-level proposal efforts. Obtains announcements from government and private agencies regarding Data Science research and funding opportunities. Analyses announcements to determine relevance for TAMIDS and Texas A&M, including type of research, required expertise, and potential participants and partners. Compiles reports on opportunities and next steps for TAMIDS leadership and for distribution to appropriate faculty and administrators. Researches, locates, and reports on Data Science initiatives. Liaises with peers in Texas A&M University, System, and Agencies to identify funding opportunities in the federal, states, industry and non-profit sections. Develops strategy for develop collaborative approaches and to represent TAMIDS capabilities.

Research Proposal Development - Coordinates development of research proposals for TAMIDS, its collaborators, and supported faculty. Supports strategic planning efforts of proposal teams, including logistics, alignment to solicitation and agency guidelines, and coordination of internal and external review teams that may include contracted specialists and experts. Coordinates participation of Texas A&M outreach, training, professional, and support programs in research proposals. Develops guidance documents related to proposal development and checklists for solicitation components. Provides advice on writing grant applications responsive to funding opportunity announcements, with attention to the review criteria and the application guide. Provides support in proposal narrative development, review, consolidation, and editing. Assists with budgeting questions, expenditure projections and other budgetary needs and concerns. Coordinates proposal assembly and submission with Sponsored Research Services. Supports planning and coordination of agency on-site and reverse-site visits.

Post-Award Management - Assist with award setup and review process. Monitors project status including deliverables and expenditures, Coordinates with Business Offices and Sponsored Research Services concerning account management and costing allocations. Maintains contact with sponsor project manager. Oversees organization of project review meetings with external partners and project sponsors. Communicate with project team to ensure deliverables are on schedule and being met.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University 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.

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