Posting Summary: The School of Medicine (SOM) at the University of Virginia is seeking applicants for the Director of Research Development. The Director will develop new relationships, help grow research opportunities, and build collaboration within and outside UVA, including the formation and facilitation of teams through workshops and other engagement opportunities, support business, and proposal development. The incumbent will also assist with preparation and development of major multi-million dollar proposal efforts, as appropriate.
Additional responsibilities include: developing new relationships on behalf of University of Virginia with federal agencies and private contractors; seeking new ways to engage strategic partners and enhance collaboration and support business development and programmatic support for new research programs and for collaborative programs between schools; facilitating interactions with current and potential corporate partners by acting as a SOM technical research interface; providing summaries of SOM expertise; participating in meetings; engaging faculty in corporate interactions; identifying and evaluating funding opportunities and disseminating to the faculty; and meeting with faculty to develop strategic research plans. The incumbent will fulfill the University's educational mission, strategic aims, and programs with the ability to act as the public face for strategic efforts, if designated by the Vice President.
This position is full-time, with a salary of $150,000-$200,000, based on education and experience. A Master's degree or equivalent is required. A doctoral degree or equivalent is preferred. The successful candidate must have at least five years of experience with research grants and contracts in an academic environment, including grant writing and preparation, and have a working knowledge of Grants.gov and budget experience. The candidate also must have at least two years of experience in higher education and management, and at least two years of experience with grants process and academic research enterprise.
The following also are required: (1) considerable knowledge of resources regarding the research process is a necessity, along with a deep desire to keep abreast of emerging research trends and technologies and to actively participate in on-going dialogue on the impact of research on the economy and society as a whole; (2) proven ability to design, manage, and implement University programs to fulfill state and federal policies and regulations and the ability to conduct activities and make decisions according to ethical standards; (3) a proven track record of translating and synthesizing complex information and the ability to manage data gathering and reporting in order to optimize organizational efficiency; and (4) familiarity with research analytics tools. The successful candidate should have technical expertise in a biosciences field, and experience that should include government, government contracting organizations, industry, federal laboratories, or academia.
The incumbent must have demonstrated ability to foster collaboration across project leaders, institutions, and stakeholders, and to maintain professional relationships. He or she must have superb organization, communication and interpersonal skills in order to drive overall effectiveness of pan-institutional efforts. The ability to work under pressure, managing multiple projects and meeting external, hard deadlines, is also required. A proven track record of building, leading, motivating, and assessing large-scale, diverse teams, including experienced and junior professionals, is preferred.
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of ben...efits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.