Research Development Officer (3 positions)

Job Description

Job Description

The Research Development Officer will function under the direction of the Vice President of Research and the Director of Research Advancement and will implement the PVAMU Faculty Advancement Program for Research & Innovation by executing the program objectives and activities.


  • Provide individualized grantsmanship advice, coaching, and assistance to faculty, staff, and students writing grants.
  • Manage the entire proposal process, including developing strategic plans, drafting specific sections, editing and evaluating drafts, and coordinating proposal submission.
  • Prepare and edit text, figures and tables to increase impact and clarity.  Write and edit complex content for proposals, research grants, peer-reviewed publications and other program activities.
  • Proactively identify a diverse portfolio of funding sources.  Identify, recommend, and implement research capacity-building activities that may include the grant review process, seed grant programs, grantsmanship curricula, workshops, seminars, relevant executive-level research committee(s), developing new resources, etc.
  • Develop programs to improve the engagement of current faculty in research and writing grants.  
  • Work cooperatively with the Division of Research and Title III program in organizing training for investigators in grant writing for external funding sources.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of a broad spectrum of research designs, methodology, and scope.
  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Oral and written communication skills.


Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Master's degree.
  • Three to five years of related experience in writing grant proposals.


Other Requirements:

  • Ability to exert light force.

Job Posting Close Date:

  • Open Until Filled


Required Attachments:

Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either “Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter” on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the “Resume/CV” or Resume/Cover Letter” attachment box.  Any additional attachments provided outside of the required documents listed below are considered optional.

·         Cover Letter

·         Resume or Curriculum Vitae


Application Submission Guidelines:

All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU Career site.

The required documents listed in the above Required Attachments section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or should you need assistance with the online application process.

Contact Information

Prairie View A&M University



700 University Drive
P.O. Box 0519
Prairie View, TX 774460519

(936) 261-1590

Background Information

4-Year Degree

3 years

  • College/University
  • Sponsored Projects/Programs
  • Research Administrator/Manager
  • Grants and Contracts
  • Administrator or Administrative

Authorized to work in the US


Target Job Information


  • Full Time