Company: University of California - Merced
Posted on: January 16, 2020
School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
Review of applications will begin 11/22/2019 and continue until the
position has been filled
$70,000 - $80,000
Background check is required
The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the
University of California system's 10 campuses and the first
American research university built in the 21st century. With nearly
8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an
environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion,
collaboration and professional development. With bachelor's,
master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic
partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is
continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and
dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S.
News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide
educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San
Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a
special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the
cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and
supports the economic development of Merced and the region.
In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion
public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher
education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical
capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction,
student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened
the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story
administrative building located in the heart of Merced.
About the Job:
The Research Liaison provides support to SSHA faculty in various
capacities to advance faculty scholarship. This includes grant idea
development, team formation and coordination for large projects,
planning and evaluation, peer review and applicant relations, and
interfaces with the Schools DRA to problem solve and track grant
The Research Liaison helps position the school and its faculty for
emerging funding opportunities, promotes current research awards,
and works to provide consistent support to advance faculty research
(e.g., opportunity scouting, proposal scoping, pre-award
consultation, and sponsored projects related training). The
Research Liaison will be a primary contact for SSHA faculty, the
Deans Office, and staff with regard to sources of research support
and research PR external/internal to campus. While the Sponsored
Projects Office (SPO and the DRA) will continue to lead in pre and
post award work, the Research Liaison will serve as a conduit
between SSHA faculty and administration, and the campus Sponsored
Projects Office from the pre-award through post-award stage.
- Develops online resources and databases for research development.
Researches potential grant opportunities for SSHA faculty and
departments. Conducts pro-active outreach to SSHA research
community on strategic extramural funding opportunities. Provides
reports on research/grants in SSHA.
- Collaborate on developing resources to streamline proposal
development, promoting cross-campus research communications and
collaborations, conducting workshops and training, developing
research portfolio analytics, and implementing metrics for
- Coordinate across units and schools to achieve outcomes on behalf
of SSHA faculty. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods
and techniques for obtaining solutions.
- Primarily deals with policies, programs and proposals which are
complex in nature and diverse in scope. Develops new programs,
policies or procedures for possible implementation.
Bachelor's degree in related area and 3 years of directly related
experience, or equivalent experience / training.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate
effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
Strong skills in analyzing, researching and synthesizing large
amounts of data for preparing sound and relevant proposals /
Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
Strong policy analysis techniques.
Experience coordinating and managing complex proposal
Strong ability to think creatively and independently on concepts
requiring advanced analytical skills.
Master s Degree or Ph.D.
Knowledge of common organization- or research-specific and other
computer application programs.
Research Development proposal writing experiences preferably at an
Academic or non-profit institution.
Click on the link below to use our new on-line application
If you do not have internet access you may mail your application,
resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200
North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the
The University of California is an Equal Employment
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications
from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities,
veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the
teaching, research and public service missions of the university.
All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran
status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination
and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination &
Affirmative Action Policy:
As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be
a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and
Tobacco Free policy is available at
E-Verify: Effective September 8, 2009, all employers who receive
Federal contracts and grants are required to comply with E-Verify,
an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland
Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security
Administration (SSA). E-Verify electronically verifies employment
eligibility by comparing information provided on the I-9 form to
records in the DHS and SSA databases. Certain positions funded by
federal contracts/subcontracts requires UC Merced to notify job
applicants that an E-Verify check will be conducted and the
successful candidate must pass the E-Verify check.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by
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