Associate, Research Development (National Security & Defense)

Associate, Research Development (National Security & Defense)

Salary Range:$52,000 – $74,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

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Associate, Research Development (National Security & Defense)

Associate, Research Development (National Security & Defense)

Posting Number req13656

Department Research Development Services

Department Website Link

Location Main Campus

Address Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

Research Development Services (RDS) at the University of Arizona is seeking to fill the role of Associate, Research Development (Research Development Professional IV) National Security & Defense.

Associates provide proposal development support for UArizona faculty pursuing extramural funding through strategic proposal consultation with faculty, proposal management, & review for grantsmanship & alignment with the funding solicitation.

The National Security & Defense Associate will generally work on proposals to major sponsors affiliated with related research opportunities, including but not limited to DARPA, IARPA, CDMRP, and all branches of the services and their affiliated research labs (AFOSR, AFRL, ONR, ARL).

The successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge of, and familiarity with, various federal sponsoring agencies, prior experience in research development related roles, including identifying funding sources, and proposal development and/or proposal editing/writing. Further the candidate will have the ability to review & interpret funding opportunity goals & guidelines to ensure alignment with the sponsor. Associates are expected to support team development through organizing thematic workshops & meetings supporting the Associate’s portfolio.

This requires an attitude for excellence, a forward-thinking approach to anticipating funding opportunities, excellent interpersonal verbal and written communication skills, and a collaborative approach to working with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds and scientific disciplines. This position joins a growing team of professionals within UArizona's Research Development Services and the National Security Program team.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

Duties & responsibilities:

  • Partner with faculty in proposal development efforts including identifying funding sources and solicitations, managing proposals, ensuring alignment of proposals with the solicitation and funder’s research priorities, editing proposals to improve grantsmanship and ensure sufficient emphasis on scientific rigor and the integration of scientific/technical proposal content, and facilitating research team interactions and progress for large, complex and strategic proposal efforts. In addition to research proposals, expertise may be required for responses to Requests for Information, Dear Colleague Letters, Letters of Intent, pre-proposals, and white papers, etc., and for consultation on design, graphics, and other illustrative materials during proposal preparation.
  • Develop tools and guidance to facilitate proposal development and conduct workshops and training to assist UA faculty in interpreting funding agency and institutional requirements and in crafting competitive proposals
  • Coordinate with appropriate central and college-level units across campus in the preparation and submission of proposals to funding solicitations
  • Partner and collaborate with the Research Development and National Security Program leadership in the synthesis of strategic goals for pursuing future funding, including identifying areas of existing and emerging strengths in the designated portfolio at UArizona, gathering competitive intelligence on sponsors and funding opportunities, and facilitating the formation of proposal teams.
  • Maintain and expand knowledge of and familiarity with federal and non-federal funding opportunities as well as personnel at funding agencies and partners
  • Additional duties may be assigned.

Knowledge, skills & abilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of research practices; preference for demonstrated knowledge of academic funding
  • Ability to communicate effectively with different groups/individuals
  • Ability to handle business confidential and sensitive information
  • Skill in public speaking and presenting information
  • Skill in preparing research documents and proposals

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's degree and 8 years of relevant work experiencerequired, OR
  • PhD and 6 years of relevant work experience isrequired.
  • Experience in research development relatedroles, including identifying funding sources & solicitations & proposaldevelopment/proposal editing/writing is required.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with defense and national security sponsors
  • Experience supporting both individual investigator proposals but also team science proposals
FLSA Exempt

Full Time/Part Time Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week 40

Job FTE 1.0

Work Calendar Fiscal

Job Category Research

Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay $85,000 - $109,000

Compensation Type salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Grade 11

Career Stream and Level PC4

Job Family Research Development

Job Function Research

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies 1

Target Hire Date

Expected End Date

Contact Information for Candidates Connie Gardner

Open Date 2/13/2023

Open Until Filled Yes

Documents Needed to Apply Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant While not part of the application stage, once selected for an interview, the applicants will be requested to participate in a pre-interview exercise that simulates a typical activity within the Associate's duties.

Diversity Statement At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.