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Research Associate, Science Specialist

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A complete application includes a cover letter, resume or CV, and contact information for three references. To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by 10/15/17 but they will continue to be considered until the position is filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at: http://indiana.peopleadmin.com.

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Position Details

Title Research Associate, Science Specialist
Appointment Status Non-Tenure Track
Department IU Bloomington Ofc of VP Research
Position Summary

The Indiana University Office of the Vice President for Research, http://www.iu.edu/~vpr/, seeks a Research Associate, with a strong background in the physical or natural sciences, to serve as part of the strategic research initiatives team. Responsibilities include background research related to external funding opportunities and identifying appropriate IU faculty to respond to these opportunities. Will conduct research on potential funding opportunities in the sciences and social sciences, and will prepare position papers and background materials for the Vice President for Research and senior leaders. Requires strategic thinking and analysis, the ability to provide analyses of external funding trends, prepare recommendations and work with research development staff to frame responses to RFPs and external funding agencies.

Basic Qualifications

Must have a PhD degree in the physical or natural sciences. Must have demonstrated experience in basic research; experience with interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research is highly desirable. Must 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.

Must have a demonstrated ability to communicate tactfully, professionally, and effectively with a diverse group of faculty, scientists, administrative staff, and other members of the research community. Demonstrated success in communicating technical and detailed information.

Department Contact for Questions

Questions concerning the position should be addressed to Faith Hawkins, Associate Vice President for Strategic Research Initiatives, 530 E. Kirkwood Ave., Carmichael Center 202, Bloomington, IN 47408, fhawkins@iu.edu.

Additional Qualifications
Salary and Rank
Special Instructions

A complete application includes a cover letter, resume or CV, and contact information for three references. To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by 10/15/17 but they will continue to be considered until the position is filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at: http://indiana.peopleadmin.com.

For Best Consideration Date 10/15/2017
Expected Start Date
OAA # 21708-12

Supplemental Questions

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  1. Will you hold a doctoral degree by the date indicated in the job advertisement?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. How did you hear about this position?
    • Personal Contact: At Professional Meeting or Conference
    • Personal Contact: Direct Contact by Search Committee
    • Personal Contact: Referred by colleague or advisor
    • Announcement: Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Announcement: IU Bulletin for Academic Appointees
    • Announcement: Other Journal or Magazine
    • Announcement: Other Website

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Other