Utah State University

Grant Writer and Project Support Specialist - Vernal, UT

City Vernal
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(11/14/2023 3:49 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Research (non-Faculty)
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
15-29 hours per week
Statewide Campuses
Bingham Research Center
Advertised Salary
$20.00 per hour
Telework Eligible


This position is with Utah State University's Bingham Research Center at the USU Vernal campus. Staff at the Bingham Center conduct a variety of environmental and natural science research projects. The successful applicant will work with Bingham Center scientists and technical staff to prepare proposals for research funding and draft other research documents. The position also involves general project support, including website maintenance, data management, and other tasks as assigned.


This is a part-time/hourly position. The hourly wage will depend on experience, with a minimum of $20 per hour. The hours are flexible, and may range from 15-29 hours per week.


The successful applicant will carry out the following duties:

  • Gain a general understanding of the work performed at the Bingham Center
  • Work with scientific staff to write research grant proposals.
  • Assist scientific staff in preparation of research reports and papers.
  • Coordinate research activities
  • Web maintenance
  • Management of databases
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Technical writing experience
  • Competence with basic business software (word processing, spreadsheets, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with scientific research and scientific writing
  • Competence with database software (SQL, Access, etc.)
  • Experience with Microsoft productivity software
  • Coding experience (especially Python)
  • Web development experience

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV” 
  2. Three samples of the applicant's written work are to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”
  3. Enter two professional references in the candidate profile section, include the contact name, email, and phone number. The references should be prepared to provide information about the applicant's experience, skills, and ability to succeed in the workplace.
  4. Cover letter to be typed or pasted at the end of your application  


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

$20.00 per hour


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions. 

College/Department Highlights

The USU Bingham Research Center focuses on environmental chemistry and the environmental impacts of energy development. The Center's research is internationally regarded and yet had a meaningful impact on our local community's health and economic outcomes. The Center receives more than $1 million in research funding annually from grantors at all levels of government and from private industry. The Center has an endowment for student researchers and has involved dozens of graduate and undergraduate students in its work. The Bingham Center's research is respected and widely utilized by stakeholders of all political affiliations, by a wide range of local, state, federal, and tribal agencies, and by private industry and environmental advocates alike. The USU Vernal campus is minutes from world-class mountain biking, fishing, river rafting, high mountain wilderness, slick rock, and more. Dinoland.com provides information about Vernal and the incredible Uinta Basin area.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant and space-grant university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion. USU serves approximately 27,500 students throughout the state at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for over 25 years, and USU Extension provides outreach and service to all counties in Utah.  


As a land-grant university, USU engages communities and empowers people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. As an R1 research institution, USU provides a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price. Washington Monthly has consistently ranked USU in the top 10 among public universities for contribution to social mobility, research, and public service.  


Utah State is committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where different perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 7/2023

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

*updated 09/2023


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