Nicholas School of the Environment - Faculty, Duke University

2319 9487
Position ID:Duke-NSOEFaculty-DRD [#9487]
Position Title: Director of Research Development
Position Type:Administration
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Biomedical Sciences
Physical Chemistry
Environmental Science
Social Sciences
Appl Deadline:2017/09/15 finished (posted 2017/08/07, finished 2017/11/21, listed until 2018/01/30)
Position Description:    

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Director of Research Development (Research Scientist or Associate in Research) Nicholas School of the Environment

The Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University invites applications for a full time academic staff position, Director of Research Development, based in Durham, NC. The director will assist the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Initiatives by coordinating and developing individual and complex research grant applications, delivery of grant writing and proposal-development training, and pre-submission critical reviews of research grants. The incumbent will develop and teach workshops and trainings for faculty and students.

Specific Duties Include: Support the development of complex funding proposals through effective interactions with faculty by providing scientific proposal management, proposal editing and/or writing integration service, program development, and support. Provide training to students and faculty on research proposal writing.

Coordinate the research grant proposal process, working with individuals at various levels in the organization to ensure successful integration of all parts and full compliance with all funding solicitation and sponsor requirements. Assist with inception of program ideas, and coordinate with faculty and grant managers and development staff on preparing and submitting proposals for funding.

Edit proposals and write or provide writing support for proposals; provide comprehensive editorial review; advise investigators on proposal content and organization; for proposals not funded, support post-processing or reviews and revision for resubmission as appropriate; assist with updates and maintenance of institutional resource template materials.

Design and deliver training to better prepare faculty and doctoral students to develop grant proposals and lead complex research projects.

Establish goals and evaluate outcomes for all programs and initiatives; prepare reports and regularly share performance metrics with school leadership.

Other duties as assigned by the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Initiatives.

Requirements: Preferred candidates will have a doctoral degree in environmental sciences, physical sciences, biomedical/health sciences or social sciences/humanities. A master’s degree in one of these fields is a minimum degree requirement.

Demonstration of an understanding and familiarity with a broad range of science or technical subject matter. 

Minimum of 3 years of experience working with faculty in an academic or research setting, including a track record of effective communication, and demonstrated familiarity with all aspects of extramural grants and/or contracts.

Experience teaching or leading trainings or workshops.

Must be a collaborative team player.

To apply, send a single pdf that includes: (1) cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position; (2) a detailed curriculum vitae; (3) names and contact information for three references. Applications should be submitted directly through Academic Jobs Online, referencing job #9487

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Box 90328
Durham NC 27708

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