University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley

United States

August 31, 2022


Posting Details Posting Number SRGV5587

Working Title GRANT RESEARCH OFFICER Number of Vacancies 1 Location Harlingen, Texas Department School of Medicine / Neuroscience FTE 1 FLSA Exempt Scope of Job

To provide grant proposal development expertise to faculty members and research personnel to enable competitive individual and team extramural research funding and facilitate research excellence. Manage and plan the research, preparation, development and submission of grant proposals for the purposes of research project, including identifying external funding opportunities.

Description of Duties

• Responsible for grant writing, including conducting and evaluating research, preparing and analyzing proposal budgets, and working collaboratively with internal and external personnel to develop grant proposals that support the research mission and goals of the university. • Maintains in-depth knowledge of faculty research interests, capabilities and activities. • Provides strategic and proactive proposal writing expertise to faculty members and researchers. • Provides advice and guidance to researchers and administrators on the application of grant funding policies, regulations, and procedures. • Manages the writing process that is complex in nature reaching across organizational levels. • Evaluates research capabilities within the University and assesses opportunities for grant and contract support. • Initiates and nurtures critical partnerships and alliances throughout the institution's research enterprise, with institutional partners and other external stakeholders to increase institutional research competitiveness. • Provides analytical, technical and professional support in writing funding proposals, including development of hypotheses, aims, and objectives, grantsmanship and limited scientific review. • Counsels and assists junior faculty and assists senior faculty in these tasks. • Provides active leadership in the identification, solicitation, and cultivation of major funding agencies, to include State and Federal agencies, national laboratories, corporations, and foundations. • Identifies and maintains research alliances with potential collaborative partners and funding agencies to formulate and implement specific research projects. • Provides workshops on research funding agency requirements, interests and trends. • Monitors funding agency changes and priorities and identifies funding opportunities suited for faculty member(s) based upon their research expertise. • Acts as a liaison between all internal stakeholders, faculty, and funding agencies for activities related to proposal development and submission. • Serves as proposal development expert to staff and researchers. • May develop research related events, such as research seminars and research symposiums. • Maintains currency of knowledge of grant funding policies, regulations, and procedures; disseminates and/or presents changes to departments and advises on the implementation of changes and on the impact of changes on funded operations. • Participates in university committees as appropriate. • Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received

General supervision from assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given

Direct supervision of assigned staff.

Required Education

Master's Degree from an accredited university.

Preferred Education

Doctoral degree from an accredited university.



Required Experience

Three (3) years of experience in academic research and grant writing.

Preferred Experience

More than the required experience.


Use of standard office equipment.

Working Conditions

Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Office Environment; some travel and weekend work is required.


Exceptional planning, excellent time/task management and organizational skills and ability to collaborate successfully with others.

Physical Capabilities Employment Category Full-Time Minimum Salary Commensurate with Experience Posted Salary Commensurate with Experience Position Available Date 01/18/2022 Grant Funded Position Yes If Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date 08/31/2022

EEO Statement

It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non discrimination in it's education programs and activities, including employment.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Ethnicity/Race
  • Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956) 665-2451 and/or

    Additional Information

    UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

    All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

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    Posting Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Are you a current UTRGV employee?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Are you now, or previously, employed by The University of Texas System or any of its institutions?
  • Yes - I currently am employed by the UT System or its institutions
  • Yes - I have previously been employed by the UT System or its institutions
  • No - I have never been employed by the UT System or its institutions
  • Please select your highest level of completed education.
  • 6th grade education
  • 10th grade education
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Associates Degree, Technical, or Trade School Degree/Certification or 60 Hours of College Hours
  • Bachelors Degree from an accredited university
  • Masters Degree from an accredited university
  • Ph. D. or other terminal degree from an accredited university
  • None of the above
  • Please provide the field of study for your education:
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Please indicate the number of years of work experience you have directly related to the position in which you are applying for:
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 year
  • 2 years
  • 3 years
  • 4 years
  • 5 years
  • 6 years
  • 7 years
  • 8 years
  • 9 years
  • 10 years
  • Over 10 years
  • Do you meet the minimum requirements for this position?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  • Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Reference Letter 1
  • Reference Letter 2
  • Reference Letter 3
  • Certifications and Licenses
  • Training Certificates
  • Other Document
  • List of 3 References
  • Unofficial Transcripts 2
  • Unofficial Transcripts 3
  • Letter of Interest
  • Additional Document
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