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Associate Research Development Specialist

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Position Details

Title Associate Research Development Specialist
Appointment Status Non-Tenure Track
Department IU Bloomington Vice Provost For Research
Position Summary

Proposal Development Services in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at IU Bloomington seeks an Associate Research Development Specialist (RDS) to join our team, which supports faculty members’ efforts to compete successfully for external research funding. The Associate RDS position is a full-time, twelve-month non-tenure track academicappointment. The ideal candidate will have a background in a STEM field; training in writing and research; have experience with project management; enjoy helping others to communicate clearly and effectively; enjoy working as part of a team; and have excellent interpersonal skills.

The Associate Research Development Specialist primarily serves as a consultant for faculty members who are looking for research or creative activity funding and preparing grant proposals. Occasional responsibilities include participating in or leading proposal-related professional development events for IUB faculty members, and developing proposal-related online resources. Information about Proposal Development Services is available at

Basic Qualifications

A Master’s degree and two years’ experience working in proposal development, including experience with private, state and federal granting agencies, is required; PhD or terminal degree is preferred.

A background in a STEM-related field is desirable as well as familiarity with Indiana University’s institutional research policies and processes. The Associate RDS must be able to interact constructively with faculty to proactively identify opportunities for improving grant application success. The Associate RDS must be able to manage an unpredictable and time-sensitive caseload of complex assignments while providing quality service and meeting deadlines. The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, possess a sound track record in the management of projects, and have experience working with academics developing and executing projects.

Department Contact for Questions

Questions about the position should be directed to: Deborah Rocha, Interim Director, PDS,

Additional Qualifications

The successful candidate will be hired in the rank of Academic Specialist for a three-year period with the possibility of renewal based on performance. The candidate’s title will be Associate Research Development Specialist in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Salary and Rank
Special Instructions
For Best Consideration Date 10/31/2017
Expected Start Date
OAA # 21710-05

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

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