Research Liaison Officer II

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Wed, Dec 15 '21Posted on:

Research Liaison Officer II 


Supports individuals and groups campus wide within the University of Houston System in research and research proposal development for funding complex, multidisciplinary proposals. Strategically collaborates with other research entities and private businesses outside of the University System to coordinate, develop, fund, and implement these projects into cohesive programmatic thrusts that can be leveraged into academic, industry, government and community partnerships.

  1. Identifies strategic high dollar and high visibility funding opportunities that fit UH capabilities, research assets; leads initiatives for multidisciplinary center and training grant proposals; maintains a master list of these opportunities and tracks statistics on submission and funding-success rate
  2. Manages the Division of Research limited submissions: announcements, competitions and processes.
  3. Develop, maintain and advance the campus and system wide faculty expertise database to match funding opportunities to faculty and to build teams to address complex multidisciplinary research problems. The database is also intended to be used by faculty to identify appropriate collaborators.
  4. Facilitates University driven initiatives to increase success and visibility of the institution.
  5. Identify trends in sponsor research interests and advise proposal preparation accordingly.
  6. Assists in the development, project management and critical review of large/complex/high visibility proposals.
  7. Develops new programs and resources to assist faculty with successfully securing funding from various sponsors.
  8. Develops and disseminates key information and news to the research community in collaboration with the DOR Communication Office through e-mail, publications, website, symposiums and working groups.
  9. Leads and develops educational and training programs in grant proposal development for the research community including workshops, coordinating symposium and seminars, and new faculty orientation activities. Includes conducting proposal writing workshops and overseeing the Research Mentoring Faculty mentoring program to help new investigators develop grant proposals.
  10. Develops and enhances multi-disciplinary strategic partnerships within and outside of UH. Represents the Division of Research by liaising with other divisions, colleges, departments, offices, and funding agencies. Assists the AVC/AVP for Research with new initiatives and special projects. Performs other job related duties as assigned


Research Liaison Officer II

About the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design

Since 1945, design has remained the foundation of our studies at the University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design. Located in the fourth largest city of the United States and one of the most diverse design communities in the country, the Hines College offers students a platform of integrated disciplines through top-ranked programs in Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Industrial Design. We strive to produce designers who are skilled in their craft, capable of using advanced technology and methods of industrialized production, and understand the power of design to shape communities throughout the world. At the start of each academic year, the College is home to over 900 students enrolled in 9,000-12,000 credit hours a semester and taught by over 75 faculty members. The Hines College is recognized internationally, nationally, and regionally for its accomplished programs in all disciplines and its award-winning faculty and students, including the College’s Community Design Resource Center and Design/Build Studio.

Additional Posting Information:

The Research Liaison Officer II participates as a member of the College staff to develop and enhance sponsored research efforts through strategic partnerships with external and internal constituencies.

·     Develops and implements an annual fiscal year business plan with clear goals and actions to cultivate strategic relationships with industry/community partners and secure funding for research projects.

·     Manages the College’s network of industry/community partnerships to steward relationships and move forward potential engagement opportunities.

·     Through an academic lens, identifies opportunities for solving industry problems, researches prospective companies that would benefit from researching these issues, and works with faculty to cultivate these relationships and submit funding proposals.

·     Monitors regular government and academic funding opportunities, alerting faculty of opportunities and supporting them in preparing proposals in a timely manner.

·     Writes and prepares research funding proposals.

·     Manages the administration of research funding in accordance with policies and practices of the University of Houston Division of Research.

·     The candidate should exhibit a high degree of organization, attention to detail, exceptional writing skills, a collaborative personality, and clear communication abilities.

·     Experience in a higher education environment is preferred.

The following documents are required:

·     Complete UH application with salary history

·     Cover letter indicating candidate’s interest and how candidate’s experience applies to the job posting

·     Resume

·     Three professional references; the hiring department expects you to name current or past supervisors. The Hines College will maintain your confidentiality and notify you in advance of making contact with any of your references. References will be contacted after interviewing process has been completed.


 Masters and 5 years experience

Requires application of advanced principles, techniques and theory in a professional discipline or a thorough general business management knowledge. Knowledge of this level is typically obtained through a directly job-related Master's degree or equivalent formal training in a recognized field of specialization that is directly related to the type of work being performed.  Requires a minimum of five (5) years of directly job-related experience.

Salary: 5,792.00 - 7,675.00 

Required Attachments by Candidate: Resume, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Letters of Recommendation, Research Statement.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.





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