Research Program Associate

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Job Description Summary:

The Clinical Research Department of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) is seeking a Research Program Associate
to work in the laboratory of Dr. Qing Zeng.

The Research Program Associate works to provide support to research study functions including data collection, annotation and report generation. This position will also facilitate grant proposal submissions and post-award management, and support daily office functions including scheduling, document filing and organization, data entry and management, as well as various special projects as assigned.

Duties Include:
• Assists Principal Investigators in the development and preparation of grant and contract proposals;
• Prepares budgets to meet all RFA and project needs and guidelines; ensures compliance of budget with University policies and procedures and sponsor regulations; reviews budget with faculty Principal Investigators (PIs) and refine as necessary; ensures application of allowable indirect costs and fringe benefit rates; collaborates with the PIs to review technical proposals and ensure integration of the budget section with the technical proposal; and serves as a liaison between the department and the Office of the Vice-President for Research (OVPR);
• Oversees all communication and coordination with subcontractors, public, private and government agencies, (i.e. academic institutions and private foundations) and other individuals or groups to exchange information, enlist collaboration, prepare proposals and submit and implement sponsored projects and award proposals;
• Oversees and coordinates time schedules for preparation and submission of proposals; obtains necessary authorizations/signatures, submits proposals and follows up on proposal status;
• Maintains familiarity with University policies and procedures and federal grant and contract regulations; establishes and maintains grant proposal files;
• Supports research functions of the project, including: data collection, annotation, and report generation;
• Researches, plans, implements ways to help with Center activities, projects, and events;
• Adheres to all confidentiality agreements, policies and procedures as set forth by Health Sciences Dean's Office;
• Provides general administrative support, for example: purchasing, filing expense reports for reimbursements, completing applications, assisting with travel arrangements, conference call logistics, and assisting in writing reports;
• Supervises summer interns
• Coordinates the Biomedical Informatics Center's hiring efforts in communication with HR and prepares HR paperwork for all Biomedical Informatics Center personnel
• Maintains knowledge of office computer programs: Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft PowerPoint, seen as an expert in these areas for the lab;
• Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 2 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master's degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

-Strong administrative skills and potential workingwith diverse populations with special needs;
-Flexibility in working assignments and ability to work on multiple projects at once;
-Ability to maintain a professional tone while interacting with faculty, staff, and students;
-Knowledge of NIH grant submission procedures, preferred.


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C. College/School/Department: School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) Family Research Administration Sub-Family Research Program Administration Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Monday through Friday Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants: Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S007055 Job Open Date: 03/06/2018 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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    Applicant Documents
    Required Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter
    Optional Documents
    1. Letter of Recommendation 1
    2. Letter of Recommendation 2
    3. Letter of Recommendation 3

    Documents needed to Apply
    Required Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter
    Optional Documents
    1. Letter of Recommendation 1
    2. Letter of Recommendation 2
    3. Letter of Recommendation 3





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    Job No:
    Posted: 3/7/2018
    Application Due: 5/6/2018
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