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Assistant Director of Research Development, Indiana University Network Science Institute (IUNI). Click here for jobs page.

Job Summary

The IU Network Science Institute (IUNI) and the new Knight Foundation-funded Observatory on Social Media (OSoMe) seek an experienced, entrepreneurially-minded professional for the role of Assistant Director of Research Development to support the development and management of externally funded network science and social media research at IU. This individual will work independently, within the mandate of IUNI and OSoMe leadership and project-specific teams, to foster, plan, and implement new and ongoing large-scale research proposals with multi-disciplinary teams across the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses.

This position will play a key role in identifying appropriate external funding opportunities for individual researchers and for research teams, bringing them and other faculty together to pursue research funding, and facilitating the successful submission, award and management of external funding. The work of this position fulfills the IUNI mission of fostering collaborative interdisciplinary research and the OSoMe mission of improving the study of the impact of the internet on democracy by increasing the scale, quality and availability of social media data and analytical tools to study that data.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and three years of experience at a university or research institute, in proposal development or administration, including experience with private, state and/or federal granting agencies and an understanding of the policies and procedures of external granting agencies.

Demonstrated knowledge of proposal requirements from federal funders such as NIH and NSF and the ability to construct and submit proposals as per funders’ requirements. Capability to draft and edit technical, scientific documents in support of research. Demonstrated communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate and exchange information with a wide variety of individuals within a diverse environment. Proven ability to work independently with attention to detail, and ability to have high level discussions, sometimes sensitive, with PIs and IUNI leadership about operationalizing large scientific endeavors. Excellent interpersonal skills, judgement, and organizational abilities. Strong multitasking skills including the ability to manage multiple priorities. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.