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INDUSTRY ALLNS SPEC 2 (Strategic Research Initiatives Scientific Support Analyst) - 12871

Company: University of California - Davis
Location: Davis
Posted on: November 21, 2020

Job Description:

Department Description

The Office of Research (OR) is charged with advancing the research mission of UC Davis including providing services and resources that enhance research and other creative endeavors, establishing and deepening relationships with government and industry, policy compliance, and oversight of an infrastructure of organized research. OR oversees over 22 organized research units, special research programs and projects, and central facilities with approximately 1,119 employees, $137 million in annual expenditures across multiple fund sources, and annual recharge income activity of $22 million. OR also administers a range of seed funding initiatives and campus' research support programs. The central administration units of OR are comprised of approximately 167 employees.
Interdisciplinary Research & Strategic Initiatives (IR&SI), in the Office of Research, works with faculty and staff to leverage and expand research programs at UC Davis through partnerships with Federal, State and private entities, developing relationships with sponsoring agencies and facilitating, developing and reviewing interdisciplinary research efforts and multi-user facilities. Wherever possible, IR&SI collaboratively develops mechanisms to alleviate barriers to interdisciplinary research imposed by systemic campus conditions. The IR&SI division consists of three units: Interdisciplinary Research Support, Strategic Initiatives and Research Unit Development.

Job Summary

Under direction of the Strategic Initiatives Manager, support the Associate Vice Chancellor for Interdisciplinary Research & Strategic Initiatives (AVC-IR&SI) and Strategic Initiatives (SI) senior leadership in developing research initiatives and forging and developing partnerships across campus and with other universities, national labs, international and domestic partners and other entities.

Provide analytical support developing, managing and executing comprehensive engagement strategies and plans for these partnerships. Conduct research and analyze/compile data.

Assist in the completion of action items for the SI senior leadership or AVC to develop initiatives and/or collaborations with high-level university, national laboratory, institution and industry executives, government officials and community leaders and international and domestic partners. Assist with the development of 'seed-funding' research programs, and research-focused events.

Serve as primary analytical support to the Microbiome Special Research Program (SRP) by assisting in the launch and management of the Seed Grant Program. Provide design and editorial support for the Microbiome SRP website and its electronic communications (including emails, social media, etc.). Coordinate all activities, meetings and communications for the Microbiome SRP.


Salary Range

$25.10 - $51.34/HR. Max Budgeted salary is $27.67/HR

No. of Positions


Appointment Type

Contract, 2 years with the possibility of extension or conversion to career based on funding.

Percentage of Time

Fulltime, 100%

Shift Hours

Monday Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm


UC Davis

Union Representation


Benefits Eligible


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Spend extended periods of time working at a computer terminal using a keyboard.


Work occasional evenings/weekends/holidays. Provide own transportation to travel to off-site meetings and events.

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.



-Scientific background to comprehend and communicate concepts related to interdisciplinary research and strategic research initiatives.

-Analytical skills to collect, evaluate and summarize data from a variety of sources and translate data into reports and presentations.

-Communication skills to interact with senior university and outside entity executives in a professional manner.

-Scientific or technical writing and verbal communication skills to produce professional reports and presentations and to communicate technical material concisely and clearly to diverse groups and individuals.

-Experience effectively managing multiple, simultaneous projects with overlapping deadlines with a high level of independence.

-Computer skills with word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation software and internet research.


-Degree in science or engineering or equivalent research experience.

-Familiarity with RFP's and seed grant program processes.

-Experience planning meetings or workshops.

-Skills to design and update websites and social media posts.

-Knowledge or ability to learn UC Davis present and emerging research and scholarship strengths of interest.

-Experience working with sensitive and highly confidential information.


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EEO/AA Statement

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.


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