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Research Officer
Title:Research Officer
Department:Office of Sponsored Programs
Location:All Locations

Number of Vacancies: 1

Employment Status: Full Time, Temporary

Pay Plan, Series & Grade:AD-00301/04/1-7

Salary Range:  $68,936.00-$84,788.00

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: Van Ness Campus, Washington, DC

Brief Description of Duties:

  • Coordinates and process grant applications and proposal-related requests to ensures proposals for funding are submitted on time and in compliance with internal and external requirements and functions as the university liaison with UDC's schools and entitles for all grant-processing related activities.
  • Maintains current and accurate date for bio-sketches, agency templates, university templates, other support resources/environment and document of all faculty.
  • Confers frequently with the Sponsored Project Finance Specialist on proposed terms and conditions, proposed budgets and advances, project periods and award extensions.  
  • Works with principal investigators and SPO to prepare pre-award documentation required by sponsors. 
  • Coordinates and processes grant applications; coordinates with the PI to complete information required for proposal submission and proposal writing related requests to ensure proposals for funding are submitted on time. 
  • Coordinates with the PI in the processing of no cost extensions in an appropriate and timely manner.
  • Assists PI in the completion or editing of proposal narratives, initiations and writing of new, non-competing, competing renewal and revised proposals, budget justifications, resources/environment component, bio-sketches, other support and other remaining sections of the proposal required for submission in the Sponsored Programs System.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in a related field (preferred)
  • Minimum of five (5) years experience working with and developing sponsored programs operations
  • Experience in grant writing, grant development, budget administration and research functions.

Information to Applicant

Condition of Employment:  This is a sponsored program appointment. The duration of this appointment is subject to grant fund availability.   

Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union): This position is not in the collective bargaining unit.

Employment Benefits: Selectee may be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia’s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Veterans Preference:  Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation.  The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia.  The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information:  All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5020.

 The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: opportunity/.

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