Working Title: Research Administrator
Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff
Department: Office of Sponsored Programs
Posting Date: 12-20-2017
The Office of Sponsored Programs is seeking an experienced Research Administrator to provide sponsored programs related support and problem solving in support of different units' research programs and missions. Depending on the needs of the individual units involved, the person in this position may perform some or all of the following duties: identifying funding opportunities, managing administrative proposal development/submission (including some large-scale, complex/interdisciplinary proposals) and overseeing post-award nonfinancial and financial matters. This is a centrally reporting and funded position with unit-level research administrator functions.
This position will need someone that will take initiative with/be responsible for developing proposals relative to often inflexible due dates. This includes coordinating planning and revisions as appropriate with investigators and administrators--both internal and external--prior to recommending for approval to University authorities. Responsible for reviewing unusual situations with supervisor prior to initiating changes. Takes initiative with/responsibility for nonfinancial and financial post-award matters, and communicates with appropriate stakeholders, deferring where appropriate to OSP authorized officials.
Demonstrating the ability to energetically begin, follow through and complete a plan or task. Willingness to take on non-routine tasks without prompting or direction from others. Identifies new ideas to improve the job or complete assigned tasks. Takes an active learning role by taking advantage of training opportunities offered by the University and external organizations. Shares ideas with others, is receptive to alternative responses, and actively engages others in the implementation of new ideas. Is a determined problem solver.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrates knowledge of federal regulations related to research administration, including Uniform Guidance, RTC terms and conditions; other major federal funding agency guidelines; and major sponsor electronic systems such as grants.gov, Commons, and FastLane.
Ability to communicate and interact with investigators, staff and sponsors.
Well-developed organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks.
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