Research Project Specialist

Updated: about 16 hours ago
Location: Lawrence, KANSAS

Position Overview

This position is designed to support and enable a large-scale grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation to the University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute. The grant focuses on characterizing ticks and the pathogens that they carry across Kansas and Oklahoma. The grant includes partner scientists at Kansas State University, Pittsburg State University, University of Oklahoma, University of Central Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State University. The position of Research Project Specialist is designed as a part-time position that will support and enable the project director (Town Peterson) in all grant-related activities.

Job Description

35% - Logistical coordination among 6 project institutions

  • Assist with correspondence
  • Set meetings for grant personnel
  • Make arrangements for visiting collaborators

35% - Management of a large project budget
  • Place supply orders
  • Assist with travel arrangements and reimbursements
  • Coordinate student and consultant hires

30% - Development of reports and communications, both with the National Science Foundation and among project participants

Position Requirements

Due to COVID restrictions, this position will begin teleworking and may transition to on-site work when deemed safe and necessary.

Contact Information to Applicants

Town Peterson,

Additional Candidate Instruction

A complete application consists of the following:
1. Online Application Form
2.. Resume
3. Cover Letter
4. Names and contact information for three references

  • Only complete applications will be accepted
  • Application review begins April 26, 2021 and will continue until a pool of qualified applicants is received. 

Application Review Begins


Primary Campus

University of Kansas Lawrence Campus

Employee Class

U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday 9a.m. - 12p.m.


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