Research Associate, Science Specialitst

Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana
Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience.
September 11 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The Office of the Vice President for Research at Indiana University is seeking a Research Associate to serve as part of the strategic research initiatives team. Candidates must have a PhD degree in the physical or natural sciences, as well as demonstrated experience in basic or applied research. Responsibilities will include background research related to external funding opportunities and identifying appropriate IU faculty to respond to these opportunities; researching potential funding opportunities in the sciences and social sciences; and preparing position papers and background materials for the Vice President for Research and senior leaders. This position requires strategic thinking and analysis, the ability to provide analyses of external funding trends, preparation of recommendations, and working with research development staff to frame responses to RFPs and external funding agencies.

Experience with interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research is highly desirable. Candidates must also be familiar with a variety of external funding agencies. Experience with the external funding process (proposal development, submission, grant management, impact analytics) is highly desirable. Demonstrated ability to communicate tactfully, professionally, and effectively with a diverse group of faculty, scientists, administrative staff, and other members of the research community is a must, as is demonstrated success in communicating technical and detailed information.

Submit:  1) a cover letter, 2) a resume or curriculum vitae, and 3) contact information for three references.

Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at: Questions concerning the position should be addressed to Faith Kirkham Hawkins, Associate Vice President for Strategic Research Initiatives, at Review of completed applications will begin October 15 and continue until the position is filled.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. The university actively encourages applications and nominations of women, persons of color, applicants with disabilities, and members of other under-represented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. 

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