Position Description: The UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs seeks an energetic, detail-oriented and motivated individual with experience in grant writing and grant administration to serve as a Research Development Associate (RDA) for the interdisciplinary faculty of the Luskin School of Public Affairs, composed of the departments of public policy, urban planning and social welfare.
The RDA's primary responsibility will be to increase research proposal competitiveness and to expand the extramural funding portfolio for faculty research supporting the Luskin School's priorities. Faculty pursue research in the social sciences, health, and economic disciplines ? employing positivist, interpretive, and critical paradigms and quantitative and qualitative methods ? to address local and global issues such as incarceration, transportation, the environment, housing, income inequality, child and family well-being, suicide, voter participation, etc.
The RDA position requires the ability to communicate collegially and knowledgeably with faculty and researchers from different disciplines.
The ideal candidate for this position has excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills, as well as content expertise and an advanced degree relevant to the content areas. The candidate also has the proven ability to work independently to prioritize and carry out tasks reliably with only general direction. The RDA works under the supervision of the Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, and in collaboration with the Financial Services/Research Administration of UCLA Luskin.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration 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, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.