JOB AD: Assistant Director for Research Administration -- IU Network Science Institute

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Assistant Director for Research Administration/Academic Specialist
Indiana University is making a multi-year, multi-million dollar investment to create and expand the infrastructure for research and training in network science through the establishment of the Indiana University Network Science Institute (IUNI).
IUNI seeks applicants for the Assistant Director for Research Administration/Academic Specialist. This position will be appointed for a two-year term at the rank of Academic Specialist with the possibility of renewal based on exemplary performance and continued funding. The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree and preferably some PhD experience in a scientific discipline with a focus on network methods and approaches. The primary role of this position is to identify major emergent grant opportunities working with the IUNI Scientific Leadership Team, identifying and linking funding opportunities relevant to collaborations and shared research projects and related activities. Convene potential collaborators around targeted funding opportunities and advise faculty and staff on the proposal process, prepare project budgets and justifications, review and edit applications, ensure appropriate internal documents are initiated through KC, and track grant submissions and awards for IUNI metrics. Responsible for review, preparation and submission of proposals for external funding. Work with Principal Investigators to prepare and submit any required research performance progress reports, including, closeout of expired accounts. Assist IUNI faculty with scientific meetings, conferences or special projects relevant to IUNI goals. Prepare news releases and other materials that require a science writer. This position reports to the Executive Director.
Minimum Education: Master’s degree required, preferably some PhD experience in a scientific discipline with a focus on network methods and approaches.
Minimum Experience: 5 years’ experience in research grant administration. Direct research experience and/or research project management experience can be substituted for grants administration experience.
Required knowledge, skills, and abilities: Must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, , Outlook and internet IE/Firefox and have the flexibility to adapt to additional software technology and platforms preferred by the research teams, particularly those involved in network science. Strong leadership skills with the ability to build high performing teams and to lead in a team-management environment with minimal hierarchy. Excellent problem solving skills with a high level of initiative and ability to develop innovative solutions to challenges. Promotes extraordinary organizational performance by bringing positive energy and enthusiasm. Able to effectively work with diverse set of internal and external clients. Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
IUNI Web Site
Interested candidates should review the requirements at:
and submit their application including a cover letter, CV, and the name, email address and institutional affiliation/position of three references. Applications must be submitted via Indiana University’s online applicant tracking system ( for consideration. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Alex Capshew at Address: 1022 E. Third Street, Room, 312, Bloomington, IN 47405.
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.
Katy Borner
Victor H. Yngve Professor of Information Science
Director, CI for Network Science Center,
Curator, Mapping Science exhibit,

ILS, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University
Wells Library 021, 1320 E. Tenth Street, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
Phone: (812) 855-3256 Fax: -6166