Research Administrator I

United States, North America
Apr 24, 2014

Position Information

Posting Number: 9243

Internal Posting Date: 03-26-2014

Internal Closing Date: 04-01-2014

External Closing Date: 04-30-2014

Review of Applications begins on:

Job Title: Research Administrator I

Position Title/Rank:

Multiple Position Numbers

Multiple Position Numbers

Major Administrative Unit/College: College of Natural Science

Primary Department: 10032604 NATURAL SCIENCE DEAN

Position Employee Group: Professionals-AP

Appointment Basis:

Appointment Status:

Employment %: 100

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time

Work Hours: Variable

Varied Work Hours (if applicable): Typical work hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; occasional after normal business hours as well as weekend administrative, educational, and training events may be required.

Project Tech/Flexible Appointment/Off-Date Information (if applicable):

Faculty: Salary Range
Support Staff: Pay Minimum

If flex, dates of annual flex leave:

Pay Grade Level: 11

Position Summary: Serves as a resource to the Director of the College of Natural Science Office of Research Support, as well as to the College Budget Officer and the Associate Dean for Budget, Planning, Research and Facilities on budget and other issues; assists in all aspects of the preparation of internally and externally funded research projects and other scholarly activities, including identification of potential sponsors; prepares and edits proposals; works with Office of Sponsored Programs and Contract and Grant Administration to carry out aspects of contract negotiation with sponsored programs, other universities, federal and state governments, foundations, and industries; audits grant proposals for college approval and signature to ensure compliance with sponsoring agency regulations and College and University policies and procedures; develops and coordinates multiple projects with extensive interactions with multiple internal colleges/units and external entities; facilitates communication with external agencies and partners.

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications
Support Staff: Minimum Requirements
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 a research, business, or educational setting, including use of word processing, spreadsheet, and database software; experience in budget development, account management, data gathering, and reporting; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; possession of a valid vehicle operator's license; completion of Essential of Research Administration at MSU Certificate Series or equivalent within one (1) year of hire.

Typing Requirements (wpm):

Desired Qualifications: Completion of NCURA SPA I and II training; experience in developing proposals for research projects, preferably in an academic environment; extensive experience with Microsoft Access, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint software; experience in database management and data/statistical analysis; background in science or business course work; a self-starter whose strengths include creative thinking and problem solving, teamwork, and ability to work on several projects simultaneously in a fast-paced and stressful deadline-oriented environment; experience in the administration of grants and contracts; experience in interpreting federal agency policies, including those of NIH, NSF, DOE, USDA, and state of Michigan; knowledge of FastLane and application processing; knowledge of University policies and procedures.

Summary of Health Risks and Physical Demands (if applicable):

Required Applicant Documents: Resume/CV
Cover Letter

Optional Applicant Documents: Other Document
Other Document 2
Other Document 3
Work/Writing Sample

Number of Reference Letters Required: No letters required

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Department Website Address:

Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair:

If flex, dates of annual flex leave:

If flexible appointment, indicate end date of annual flex leave:

If flex, number of months worked per year

Union Affiliation UnionPI76263734