Business Devlopment Consultant

Updated: 9 months ago
Location: Columbus, OHIO
Job Type: FullTime

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Top Message Both current Ohio State employees and the general public may apply for this unclassified professional position.
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Number of Positions Available 1
University Title Business Devlopment Consultant
Working Title Research Devt Specialist
Department OR-Prop Dev Ctr
Department Location Columbus
Requisition Number 453328
Summary of Duties

Organization: The Office of Research the Proposal Development Office (PDO) supports Ohio State’s strategy development and proposal development for large-scale funding initiatives. The PDO will lead the development of collaborative, team-focused proposals to increase the university’s research funding portfolio.

Opportunity: The Ohio State University is seeking an experienced, self-motivated and resourceful research development and proposal development professional with knowledge of federal procurement activities. The Research Development Specialist requires a proactive individual to coordinate proposal development support for strategic, high-value proposals related to health, wellness, and public health initiatives across the university. The Research Development Specialist will lead the development of collaborative, team-focused research and educational proposals, with an emphasis on the health and wellness sector. This position will also provide strategic research development support to faculty teams within the Infectious Disease Institute (IDI). The Research Development Specialist will work closely with IDI leadership, the university’s research development professionals and college deans to target opportunities and develop strategic proposals that effectively address federal agency, foundation and industry needs. This position will support pre- award activities, including assisting in identifying funding opportunities, supporting capture planning efforts, and coordinating development and preparation of grant proposals. The Research Development Specialist will serve as a resource for best practices and for the competitive procurement process. This person will report directly to the Associate Vice President and Director of the PDO and will be assigned to work in partnership with the IDI leadership team and faculty across multiple colleges. The Research Development Specialist also will coordinate with university research developers to stay abreast of upcoming strategic, high-visibility opportunities.

Performance Objectives: The Research Development Specialist will:
1) Partner with IDI leadership in identifying, tracking, and planning for strategic opportunities;
2) Analyze solicitations and develop guidance for proposal teams;
3) Plan and participate in kickoff meetings and subsequent team meetings;
4) Prepare and manage proposal development schedules to ensure all interim milestones are met and final proposals are delivered on time;
5) Develop and use tools to ensure proposal compliance;
6) Work with the PDO proposal team to organize independent color team reviews;
7) Quality check proposals for integration of the proposal win strategy and for accuracy and consistency across all parts of the submission;
8) Support PDO Director in defining and delivering best practices workshops.

Additional Information for Applicants:

This position may require evening and/or weekend work to accommodate tight deadlines. For more information about the Proposal Development Office, please visit For more information about the Infectious Disease Institute, please visit:

Pre Employment Screening Requires the successful completion of a background check.
Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in communication, business, or technical field related to health, public health, or social science; minimum of five years of experience successfully supporting proposal development; intellectual curiosity and demonstrated ability to work with subject matter experts to gain in-depth understanding of scientific and technical issues; proven ability to thrive and work well under pressure and effectively manage stress of deadlines; strong sense of customer service, collaboration, and relationship management; excellent writing and communication skills; experience with all Microsoft Office programs.

Desired Qualifications

Knowledge of federal health and wellness sponsor funding priorities and procurement process particularly that associated with the National Institutes of Health and Department of Defense; experience working in university research environment; experience in a related scientific discipline. Master’s degree or Ph.D. in public health, microbiology, or other health-related field.

Target Salary $75,000.00 - $80,000.00 Annually
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Job Appointment (FTE%)


Full/Part Time Full-time
Temporary or Regular Regular
Posting Start Date 09/14/2019
Posting End Date 10/06/2019
Dept Contact Name Hassan,Ahmad Medhat
Dept Contact Phone 614/247-2584
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