Pre-Award Research Specialist

Research Services
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Education Requirement

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. 


Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of one year of experience with research grant proposal development, including experience developing and expediting proposal budgets for multiple projects at any given time. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as demonstrated at a working proficiency level. 
  • Accuracy and attention to detail, as demonstrated at an extensive proficiency level. 
  • Demonstrated ability to provide high quality customer service in a deadline driven environment. 
  • Extensive proficiency in Microsoft Office computer programs, particularly Excel. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence through diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with federal sponsors. 
  • Experience working with electronic submission systems such as Cayuse, eRA Commons,, and Fastlane. 
  • Experience working with post-award administration, such as monitoring grant accounts, providing budget projections, closing out awards, and other activities associated with managing grants and contracts. 
  • Experience proofreading grant materials and/or providing feedback on non-scientific content. 
  • Working knowledge of University of Iowa policies, procedures, and regulations, and experience working with the University of Iowa Research Information System (UIRIS) and/or DSP Research Tracker. 


Application Details

In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background and credential check. 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process. For questions, contact Alex Schutman at


Benefits Highlights

Regular salaried position. Located in Iowa City, Iowa.
Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans.
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Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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