Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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This position provides expertise for pre and post award administrative support as a team member of the Contract and Grants Service Center. The Contract and Grants Service Center is a center of excellence supporting School of Dentistry faculty, staff and students research including internally funded research projects, federal and non-federal sponsored projects including training grants, multi-site clinical trials, multi-PI collaborative agreements, industry sponsored clinical research agreements, external recharge accounts, and charitable contributions to support indigent patient care and student education.
This team member will support the timely submission of PAF, budget, and other non-technical forms for submission to various sponsors including NIH, DOD, foundations, and industry sponsors by advising and assisting faculty, fellows and students with the submission of internal and external grant applications. Duties include coordination of the submission process, meeting with PI to review applications, assisting with budget development, providing guidance on school and sponsor guidelines, and completing UM and sponsor proposal forms as needed. This individual will also provide guidance and assistance with facilitating review and approval of indirect cost waivers, cost sharing requests, and obtaining required PAF approvals including participants from other UM units and/or external partners.
Responsible for review of the terms and conditions of sponsored projects as well as providing compliance and oversight by monthly monitoring of sponsored projects (internal and external) using University systems such as eRPM, and M-Reports. In conjuction with the University central offices, negotiate and estblish new accounts, including internal subawards and external subcontracts. Initiaite corrective action as needed to resolve discrepancies. Provide guidance to PI and/or study/research staff on on use of sponsored funds and provides forecasting. Be proactive in monitoring the sponsored projects and anticipates post award changes such as re-budgeting requests, personnel (key and non-key) changes, no-cost time extensions, cost sharing changes, project scope changes, transfer of projects, early terminations, and renewal of subawards and subcontracts. Responsibile for monitoring and initiating sponsor invoicing on milestone driven projects. In conjuction with the PI, inititiate and process personnel changes (PARs) according to the defined scope of work on projects. Assist the PI with preparation of progress reports, FSRs, UG reports, various financial reports and other reports as required. Manage and monitor internal funded grants like MCube, MICHR, CRLT and UMOR awards.
This position requires resolving and responding to inquiries from faculty, staff, students, other departments and vendors regarding account status, expenditure approval, and funding restrictions.
Provide cross coverage and back-up support to colleagues as needed.
Represent office on institutional task forces related to research administration. Other duties as assigned.
Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum of four years of experience in pre and post award administration. Experience with budgeting, assembling and managing complex projects. Experience with proposal preparation with the NIH, DoD, NSF, Foundation, Clinical Trial and Industry proposals. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills including the ability to work cooperatively with faculty and staff in a diverse academic environment. Must have strong computer skills and exceptional interpersonal skills. Enjoys and values working in a team and service based environment. Requires a high level of resourcefulness, motivation, accountability, and the ability to think analytically. Attention to detail, meeting deadlines and displaying a service-oriented attitude are essential. Must be knowledgeable of relevant University policies related to pre and post award research administration. Excellent communication skills, ability to multi-task and work well independently. Excellent attendance record.
Experience with electronic proposal submission systems, particularly eResearch and Grants.gov. Experience with clinical trials and conducting study schedule feasibility analysis. Exposure to Lean thinking and process improvement.
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