Research Administrator II

Job description

Job no: 698104
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 12
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: Plant Soil And Microbial Sciences 40000781
Sub Area: AP- Professionals
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Administrative Professionals- AP, Administrative/Business/Professional, Financial/Accounting, Research/Scientific, Union
Position Summary

Pre-Award Administration Services, Research Administration Services, Post Award Administration Services, for the Department of Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences (PSM) in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR). This position needs to have the capacity in working independently and collaboratively and has exceptional written and verbal communication skills to work with the existing staff at PSM, works closely with department staff, faculty and OSP/CGA to provide accounting controls for a large department with over 400 accounts for post award projects; oversees the management and monitoring the departments EBS account system, maintains post award budget system including subcontract payments; generates high quality monthly and annual reports, forecast expenditures and categorizing expenditures; delivers well-organized quality business solutions that are on-time and on-budget by effectively managing resources; calculates costs and salary encumbrances and changes in the budget; analyzes data and report findings and seeks causes and develops solutions and recommendations for final post award reports; assists Administrative Associate with pre award fellowship and commodity proposal submissions. CANR and PSM are committed to achieving excellence by creating and sustaining an accessible and inclusive environment that values cultural and academic diversity. We are particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that excellence and diversity are achieved through open access and proactive inclusion.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Business administration, Finance, or a research-related field; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in research administration including the area of pre- or post-award processes, or related field such as regulatory administration; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This job requires completion of Essentials of Research Administration (MSU Certificate) or equivalent within one year of hire.

Desired Qualifications

Ability to carry out job responsibilities with minimal supervision, determining priorities to meet deadlines, making independent decisions as necessary to serve the functional objectives of the department. Must have excellent and effective communication skills and critical thinking skills to accomplish independent decision making, effective time management skills. Demonstrated participation in programs designed to promote inclusion and multicultural perspectives. Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Business Administration, or a research-related field; three to five years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in office procedures and administration, or in performing responsibilities related to the operational activities of the employing unit; experience in a supervisory role; experience with word processing, database, spreadsheet, presentation software and/or desktop publishing, web page software; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials

Resume, cover letter and 3 professional reference.

Work Hours


Bidding and Eligibility Ends on 4/6/2021 at 11:55 PM

Advertised: Mar 31, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Apr 13, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time




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Job No:
Posted: 4/1/2021
Application Due: 4/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time