Research Development Officer

  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Prairie View, TX, USA
  • Jan 28, 2020
Full time   Grants, Sponsored Programs, Research

Job Description


Prairie View A&M University

Research Development Officer

Job Title
Research Development Officer

Prairie View A&M University

Research Administration

Proposed Minimum Salary

Job Location
Prairie View, Texas

Job Type

Job Description
Job DescriptionThe Research Development Officer will function under the direction of the Vice President of Research and the Director of Research Advancement and will implement the PVAMU Faculty Advancement Program for Research & Innovation by executing the program objectives and activities.

  • Provide individualized grantsmanship advice, coaching, and assistance to faculty, staff, and students writing grants.
  • Manage the entire proposal process, including developing strategic plans, drafting specific sections, editing and evaluating drafts, and coordinating proposal submission.
  • Prepare and edit text, figures and tables to increase impact and clarity. Write and edit complex content for proposals, research grants, peer-reviewed publications and other program activities.
  • Proactively identify a diverse portfolio of funding sources. Identify, recommend, and implement research capacity-building activities that may include the grant review process, seed grant programs, grantsmanship curricula, workshops, seminars, relevant executive-level research committee(s), developing new resources, etc.
  • Develop programs to improve the engagement of current faculty in research and writing grants.
  • Work cooperatively with the Division of Research and Title III program in organizing training for investigators in grant writing for external funding sources.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Three years of experience securing federal funding through proposal development with experience funding requests for large proposals and experience writing on research projects.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of a broad spectrum of research designs, methodology, and scope.
  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Master's degree.
  • Three to five years of related experience in writing grant proposals.

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to exert light force.

Job Posting Close Date:

  • Open Until Filled

Required Attachments:
Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either “Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter” on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the “Resume/CV” or Resume/Cover Letter” attachment box. Any additional attachments provided outside of the required documents listed below are considered optional.
Cover Letter
Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Application Submission Guidelines:
All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU Career site.
The required documents listed in the above Required Attachments section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or should you need assistance with the online application process.

Background Check Requirements:

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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About Us
For more than 140 years, Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) has been igniting passion in its students. With an established reputation for producing engineers, nurses and educators, PVAMU offers baccalaureate degrees, master’s degrees and doctoral degree programs through nine colleges and schools. The University has an enrollment of more than 8,500 students. Designated an institution of “the first class” in the Texas Constitution, PVAMU is the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state and a member of The Texas A&M University System. The University is dedicated to fulfilling its land-grant mission of achieving excellence in teaching, research and service.

PVAMU is conveniently located near the rapidly growing residential and commercial area known as the Northwest Houston Corridor. The developing Northwest Houston Corridor offers newly developed suburban communities, a variety of shopping and dining near the Houston Premium Outlets and is a short, 35-minute commute into downtown Houston. For more information, visit Your career opportunities with a “University of the first class” begins here!

Prairie View A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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