Director of Grant Writing and Research Development

Purdue University

United States

December 21, 2021


Requisition ID: 15190

Director of Grant Writing and Research Development Job Summary

The Director of Grant Writing and Research Development will support the research mission of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Providing on-going support to Polytechnic's vision and mission for research and external funding efforts.
  • Identifying funding opportunities and facilitating recruitment and organization of faculty groups to capitalize on funding opportunities.
  • Assisting Polytechnic faculty in developing content drafts for external grant proposals.
  • Supporting a transparent and inclusive environment for faculty and staff that flexes across the College aligned with the College's research strategy.
  • Required:

  • Master's degree
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in grant writing and external grant proposal development
  • Knowledge of external funding landscape and ability to analyze and identify relevant funding opportunities
  • Proficient in data analysis for generating and writing technical reports
  • Written and verbal communications skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate compelling and impactful scientific/academic communication
  • Ability to work with diverse interdisciplinary research teams.
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced, ever-changing collaborative academic environment, with limited supervision under tight deadlines
  • Ability to understand and explain organizational policies and positions on topics such as intellectual property rights, facilities, administrative costs, and cost-sharing.
  • Preferred:

  • Ph.D.
  • Additional Information:
  • All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue guidelines. To learn more, visit https: //
  • To learn more about Purdue's benefits summary https: //
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position https: //
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply
  • Nearest Major Market: Lafayette

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