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The Engineering Research Analyst (RA) will support the execution of grant and government relations consulting activities for clients within the Research Universities and Advanced Technology practice areas. The Engineering RA will provide federal agency research and development (R&D) support to technology-oriented clients by working in client handler teams led by McAllister & Quinn Directors and Managing Directors. The Engineering RA will work in a broad scope of technology areas including industries of the future such as Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Information Science, Advanced Manufacturing, and Wireless Networks. The Engineering RA will be expected to deliver quality results with strong attention to detail in a fast- paced environment with fixed deadlines. Prior knowledge/experience in job responsibilities are not required, on-the-job training and onboarding will be provided.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Report to and work directly with Managing Directors to assist with research, development, and execution of grant seeking strategies and other government relations consulting projects for clients.
- Provide administrative and project management support for grant project teams, including maintaining organized and accurate records, participating in client meetings, tracking project activity requirements and progression, scheduling and logistics for internal and external meetings, and assisting with document preparation and management.
- Conduct and summarize comprehensive scientific literature searches to support team members with client project ideation and proposal development.
- Prospect for grant opportunities and support tailored strategic research plans for clients based on their interests.
- Obtain and retain working knowledge of the most client-relevant federal grant programs across agencies such as NSF, DOD, DOE, NASA, and others.
- Prepare memoranda or summaries on funding opportunities, agency initiatives and legislative activities of relevance for both internal and client use.
- Assist with federal market analyses of intellectual property portfolios including agency interest in technologies, investigator team capabilities and academic/industry collaboration opportunities.
- Attend agency and foundation workshops and meetings and report key information that may support client initiatives to the practice areas.
- Assist in the creation and delivery of grantsmanship workshops, webinars, and other trainings.
- Assist with business development by supporting