Employment Type: Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Vacancy ID: NF0002413
Salary Range: $45,125 - $85,000
Reporting to the director of the Institute’s Center for Environmental Modeling for Policy Development (a group of about 15 faculty and research scientists who conduct environmental modeling research, develop processing, data analysis and decision support systems and related training programs) and working closely with the Institute’s senior associate director, this position will research funding opportunities; develop grant and contract proposals; and lead and manage all activities relating to proposal strategy and planning, and proposal preparation, coordination and technical editing. Proposals may be in support of research, public service, education, environmental communication or other mission-related activities of the Institute, and may serve the Institute’s own principal investigators or UNC facility members who affiliate with the Institute as fellows. The holder of this position will manage project-related report preparation for the Center for Environmental Modeling for Policy Development (CEMPD), and Institute-wide reporting relating to proposals submitted, planned proposals, and research funding results. S/he will edit and proofread proposals and project reports. Additionally, the holder of this position will perform technical editing on all documents (journal articles and reports) issued by CEMPD, and may act as a principal investigator where the project warrants, such as funded projects where the scope of work includes editing scientific materials.
60% – The primary duty of this position is to work collaboratively with IE principal investigators to help identify funding opportunities, and then develop and submit new and revised proposals. Will edit proposals and provide feedback to principal investigators regarding improving proposal drafts. S/he will be responsible for ensuring that proposals are complete, clear, and responsive to the governing request for proposals (RfP) to ensure high quality, competitive proposals that align with the prospective funder’s mission and interests. Will manage development of proposal budgets.
35% – Review and edit drafts of journal articles, project reports, and, as required, documents issued by the Institute for the Environment in support of extramurally funded projects. Will help develop proposal- and project-related presentations. Will prepare archives of proposals, reports and papers/journal articles submitted by the Institute. Will assist with organizing funded projects involving review of specific research outputs, including inviting reviewers, events management for review meetings, and editing of review panel reports.
5% – Responsible for assisting principal investigators and staff scientists in applying for Institutional Review Board (IRB) approvals for proposals that require them. Other duties as assigned, including serving as principal investigator for projects focusing on production of written materials as required.
Education and Experience:
At least three years of experience in a university research setting or equivalent experience. Project coordination experience, with demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work on many projects simultaneously, is required. Successful candidates will have skills in tracking project activities, using and maintaining databases, and obtaining information about potential funders from campus resources and the web. Strong administrative, communications and writing skills are required. Must be able to work with a diverse group of stakeholders including researchers, trainees, staff, funders, and collaborators. Candidate must demonstrate, including writing samples, science writing and technical writing skills, preferably in the environmental science subject area.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.