Research Administrator 1
Research Administrator 1
Job Number: 87581
Research Administrator (Research Administrator 1)
Job Code: 4481
Job Grade: F
FTE: 100%, Non-Exempt, 2-year fixed term (with option to renew)
Department of Bioengineering, School of Engineering and School of Medicine
The School of Engineering
Stanford Engineering has been at the forefront of innovation for nearly a century, creating pivotal technologies that have transformed the worlds of information technology, communications, health care, energy, business and beyond. Our faculty and students are creative risk-takers who pursue excellence across a breadth of disciplines. Our alumni include some of the world's most successful leaders in technology and business. Our staff are critical to enabling Stanford Engineering to accomplish its mission: seeking solutions to some of the world's most urgent challenges and educating leaders who will make the world a better place through the power of engineering principles, techniques and systems.
Department of Bioengineering
Stanford Bioengineering seeks to create a fusion of engineering and the life sciences, promoting the development of new biomedical technologies, therapies, and scientific discovery through research and education. Jointly supported by the Schools of Medicine and Engineering, we include, in a single department, research and teaching programs that embrace biology as a new engineering paradigm and apply engineering principles to medical problems and biological systems.
As a Research Administrator, you will will provide a full range of administrative and financial services managing pre-award proposal submissions and post-award research dollars for a portfolio of Bioengineering faculty. You will work with diverse funding sources from sponsored grants to non-sponsored sources such as foundation grants and industrial contracts. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work closely with faculty, researchers, and lab staff to share your financial expertise, ensure research funds are spent appropriately, playing a critical role in advancing the work of this exciting department. Are you looking for a junior level role that will give you training and guidance from senior staff, while providing the opportunity to work independently with faculty and staff? Then this could be the place for you!
Please note that while this is a fixed-term position, there is an option to renew this appointment.
Your responsibilities include:
- Assist Principal Investigator in the preparation of the administrative components of proposals within parameters of sponsored and non-sponsored research guidelines.
- Collaborate as a team member within a team composed of other RAs, and Senior RAs.
- Oversee post-award spending on a portfolio of faculty's research funds, including sponsored and non-sponsored funding sources.
- Create and maintain monthly financial reports to help faculty members understand spending on their awards. Download and monitor reports supporting project status.
- Initiate expenditures; monitor post award spending and commitment activity. Review and certify monthly expenditure statements and facilitate quarterly review by principal investigators.
- Serve as liaison and active partner between principal investigators, Office of Sponsored Research, research groups, and other departments; respond to sponsor inquiries.
- Collaborate with Office of Sponsored Research to ensure awards are set up properly, including cost-sharing awards if applicable.
- Review and approve expenditures, advise on post-award spending and commitment activity, and oversee compliance related to fund and revenue.
- Download and monitor reports supporting project status, and use of forecasting and decision aides under guidance.
- Review and understand the terms and conditions of sponsored projects administered, including linked/footnoted terms and conditions not provided in hard copy or electronic copy. Participate in contract closeout process and audit inquiries; submit final reports and certificates.
- Participate in and contribute to process improvements and group projects.
- Provide excellent customer service
- Flexibilty with other tasks as assigned.
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in one year of job related experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
Master's degree in related scientific field and 2 years lab experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Comprehensive understanding of scientific principles.
- Ability to learn and stay updated about university and government policies (FAR, Cost Accounting Standards, Office of Management and Budget circulars, sponsored guidelines, etc.) to properly administer sponsored projects.
- Demonstrated understanding of terminology, such as compliance, title, sub-contractor, consultant, audit, and accounting review.
- Willingness and ability to understand and interpret university policies and procedures.
- Excellent oral, written, and verbal communication skills.
- Excellent analytical skills; demonstrated expertise in Excel and web-based tools.
- Strong accounting skills; knowledge of basic accounting principles.
- Ability to complete Cardinal Curriculum I and II while in position.
- Extreme attention to detail.
- Ability to work well independently, but also to seek assistance when needed.
- Excellent time management and organizational skills.
- Certifications and Licenses:
- Cardinal Curriculum I and II must be completed to remain in this position.
- Frequently sit, grasp lightly, use fine manipulation and perform desk-based computer tasks, lift, carry, push and pull objects weighing up to ten pounds.
- Occasionally stand, walk, grasp forcefully, use a telephone, write by hand and sort and file paperwork or parts.
- Rarely lift, carry, push and pull objects weighing 11-20 pounds.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
- Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
- Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Why Stanford is for You
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- Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
- A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
- A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
- Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
- Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!
How to Apply
We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume along with your online application. Your one-page cover letter should briefly describe your background in customer service and provide examples of your experience with attention to detail, responsiveness, and decision-making.
Stanford is an equal opportunity employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or another other characteristic protected by law.
- Schedule: Full-time
- Job Code: 4481
- Employee Status: Fixed-Term
- Grade: F
- Requisition ID: 87581
Location: School of Engineering, Stanford, California, United States
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Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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