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Title: Director of Life Sciences Research
Department: Office of Research Services & Project Management
Division: Division of Research & Economic Development
Reports to: Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Services & Project
Develop a comprehensive understanding of the biomedical and biobehavioral
capacities at A&T and connect researchers to funding opportunities and
Facilitate team formation for major multidisciplinary proposals.
Develop and guide proposal development services for major funding
Provide campus-wide leadership and administrative support in the development
administration of grants.
Participate in short- and long-term planning of research programs that meet
and institutional priorities.
Identify and analyze potential funding sources.
Oversee grant development activities, policies, and procedures.
Direct professional development, information sharing, and collaborative
related to life sciences research development campus-wide.
Manage the research development student intern(s).
Develop and implement programs that increase life science research capacity
promote sponsored research (with particular focus on junior faculty) such as
professional development workshops, web-based resources, and custom
cooperation with schools/colleges/ departments.
Identify opportunities for significant life science research initiatives and
major funding as
appropriate to various research efforts (e.g. research centers of excellence
grants, program projects, RCMI, CTSA). Consult with faculty on developing
research initiatives and responding to emerging opportunities.
Support faculty teams during the development of significant dollar,
multi-institutional proposals, including participation in meetings of
proposal writing and development teams, developing proposal writing
timelines, providing support
documents/data and helping ensure compliance with A&T and sponsor
Promote research collaborations within A&T. Identify opportunities and
coordinate multidisciplinary research initiatives leading to applications
funds. Identify common and complementary research interests among faculty
assemble teams to address collaborative funding opportunities.
Contribute to DORED’s research support infrastructure by incorporating best
in research development. Work with staff to create, compile, and organize
knowledge in research development. Define core processes and services in
establish a set of Research Development “tools” and reusable resources.
Support programs of the Office of Research Services as required including
knowledge of and disseminating funding opportunities, developing research
helping faculty translate research concepts into competitive narratives,
and assisting the proposal development process (with particular focus on
research), and providing targeted training.
Coordinate activities related to the developing partnership with UNC –
Chapel Hill and
RTI, International established through the NC TraCS Institute, i.e.,
professional development and training, sharing of resources and facilities,
Promote scholarly research within NC A&T State University and with other
Work with the Biomedical Research Interest Group to develop a strategic plan
support the growth of scholarly research.
Establish relationships with faculty within NC A&T and other institutions to
development of life sciences research.
Serve as a resource for NC A&T faculty seeking to develop strategic research
and responds to emerging opportunities.
Promote research by maintaining knowledge of funding opportunities and
support to junior faculty on preparation of life sciences research grants.
Organize seminars and workshops on research funding and grantsmanship.
Organize campus-wide research seminars and symposiums to promote research
collaborations within NC A&T.
Develop formative and summative evaluation measures to assess efficacy and
efficiency of research development processes and procedures. Establish
research development service outcomes and metrics for the purpose of
improvement and reporting.
Serve on professional/scientific association(s) statewide and nationally.
Serve as a mentor for the junior faculty who need assistance to develop
independent research program.
Serve on University-wide committees.
Manage and coordinate special projects assigned by the Assistant Vice
Research Services & Project Development and the Vice Chancellor for Research
CAMPUS SPECIFIC INFORMATION
Reporting to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Services & Project
Management, the Director of Life Sciences Research (DLSR), will provide
planning and securing resources and evaluating the implementation of such
addition, he/she will work with the Vice Chancellor for Research & Economic
Development in the implementation of strategies designed to provide enhanced
support, focused on increasing proposal submissions and proposal
The DLRS will also actively participate in various institutional and UNC-
research development planning activities.
The Director of Life Sciences Research (DLSR) is the lead research
position for the Division of Research & Economic Development (DORED). The
coordinates and provides support for multidisciplinary research project,
outreach proposals. Specific responsibilities include research program
development; coordination of team approaches to large projects involving
administrative staff from various academic schools and central
administrative units; and,
proposal preparation and submission.
Master's degree in health administration, public health, medical
anthropology or related
field from an accredited college or university
Three years of professional experience coordinating team based projects in a
sponsored funded environment
Three years of professional experience in a research intensive environment
Three years professional experience in grant writing, proposal development
Three years of demonstrated experience working with federal or large non-
agencies and their attendant rules and guidelines as they pertain to
Demonstrated history of successfully writing proposals as coordinating
PI/co-PI to sponsors for external funding of research, clinical or outreach
Five years experience in an academic or nonprofit setting
Experience and knowledge of NSF, NEH, NIH and other federal funding programs
Experience in writing and preparing grant applications
Demonstrated success in building and maintaining working partnerships with a
range of faculty from varying disciplines
Demonstrated ability to think strategically
Strong computer skills preferred, including MS Office Suite, Adobe, and
Strong oral and written communication skills
$60,000 - $70,000