SENIOR BUSINESS SUPPORT SPECIALIST - Grants & Contracts Specialist Location:
Columbia Full/Part Time:
Full-Time Job ID:
The Grants and Contract Specialist (Business Support Specialist Sr.) for Biochemistry provides administrative assistance in support of Biochemistry’s research programs and mission. Assistance includes the preparation and submission of research proposals, grants and contracts. The preparation of information used in the grants process including budgets, project financial transactions and effort reporting activities.
Typically administers multiple research projects for Biochemistry faculty who are housed in both the School of Medicine and the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources such as:
• Single Principal Investigator (PI) basic proposals, grants and contracts
• Assists with components of multi-PI or multi-unit proposals, grants and contracts
• Completes pre-award administration of grant and contract activities
• Reviews solicitation and determines necessary components
• Organizes proposal, renewal, and resubmission applications
• Manages proposal submission and internal approval processes
• Completes entire application for smaller, less-complicated, simple, standard proposals
• Completes post-award administration of research grants and contracts
• Reviews account establishment
• Review’s expenditures
• Tracks formal re-budgeting
• Liaises between PI(s) and OSPA in managing financial and technical reporting requirements
• Participates in account close out activities
• Provides support in budget projections
• Reviews and approves transactions
• Reconciles standard budget and payroll information ensuring that appropriate sponsored accounts are charged
• Prepares payroll journal entries to enter or correct funding of salary from sponsored projects
• Manage standard and routine compliance problems and issues involving associated MU policies and practices; local, state, federal, agency and sponsor rules, regulations and requirements regarding grant and contract administration
• Performs other duties as assigned
• Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
• Proficient in Excel, Word, PeopleSoft Grants Module
• Strong organizational and time management skills
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Self-directed, customer focused, and personable
• Strong problem-solving skills
Salary Range: $16.92 - $30.68/hour
University Title: SENIOR BUSINESS SUPPORT SPECIALIST
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Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
1 year of experience in financial support of federal grants.
Experience using PeopleSoft, Hyperion, and Cognos
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