The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Administrative Associate

Hiring department Cr Sys & Synthetic Bio
Monthly salary $3,333+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Flexible from 800AM to 600PM
Posting number 12-11-16-02-9026
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

None provided

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


To provide grant writing support to all Principal Investigators associated with the Center for Systems and Synthetic Biology.

Essential Functions

Grant writer will be responsible for conducting a full range of activities required to prepare grant proposals which include but are not limited to: assisting with researching, preparing and managing grant proposals and applications, editing draft applications for accuracy, completeness and clarity in accordance with funding agency requirements, working with administrative staff to compile required materials for submission of proposals. Responsible for researching, developing, editing and completing a wide range of other projects including but not limited to: scientific articles for publication in peer-reviewed journals, abstracts, presentations, posters, and web content.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's Degree and one year of experience at the Administrative Assistant level OR, high school graduation or GED, and five years of clerical experience, including one year of experience at the Administrative Assistant level. Strong written and oral communication skills; ability to write clear and structured proposals. Strong editing skills and attention to detail. Strong organizational skills and ability to adhere to deadlines. Must work well in a team-oriented environment. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's Degree in the Life Sciences or in a scientific related field. Scientific research experience; with scientific writing and editing; and experience in writing grant proposals; articles for publication in peer-reviewed journals, abstracts, presentations, and posters. Three or more years of experience in scientific writing and editing. Ability to write for both technical (grant proposals, articles) and nontechnical (website) audiences; and to work under stress and in a deadline driven environment. Skill in math and administrative functions, including but not limited to construct and edit budgets, and working with various Offices within a University setting to ensure the timely submission of proposals. Project management skills.

Working conditions

May work around chemical fumes May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs

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