Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The Department of Surgery maintains a robust portfolio of research that is made up of basic, translational, health services and clinical projects. External research funding for the current fiscal year is approximately $32M to-date, and we submit roughly 250 new proposals each year. Our funding comes from many different funding sources, including the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, foundations, professional societies, and industry sources. We are seeking a Research and Process Coordinator who can act as a business partner to our faculty in order to support our research mission. This position will assist with managing pre and post-award activities in the department. The incumbent will become part of a 11-person team that is dedicated to providing solid support for grant submissions and post-award accounting, research facilities management, and research procurement.
Pre-award responsibilities include assisting faculty in the development, preparation, and timely submission of grant and contract proposals to various sponsors including NIH, NSF, DOD, foundations and industry. Activities include budget preparation, PAF submissions via eResearch, preparing forms required by sponsor, and ensuring applications meet sponsor, school and university deadlines and guidelines.
Post-award Post award management of an assigned group of sponsored projects throughout the project life cycle. This includes reconciliation of accounts, managing research grant account activity for compliance issues, budgetary restraints and payroll discrepancies, account review meetings with faculty on a regular basis, requesting sub project/grants and subcontracts, processing budget allocations, forecasting and analysis, processing invoices, preparing progress reports (NIH RPPR) and other reports as required by the sponsors; and consult with ORSP and Sponsored Programs as needed. Serve as liaison for clinical research projects/trials managed by the Clinical Trials Support Units (CTSUs).
A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
Knowledge of grant and contract proposals and guidelines
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly in Excel
Demonstrated excellent customer service skills
Ability to work under pressure, set priorities, handle multiple assignments and deadlines, while operating in a flexible and professional manner.
High degree of initiative and resourcefulness
Demonstrated organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills
Exceptional attention to detail
Ability to work independently
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
Experience using M-Reports and eReconciliation
Understanding of Uniform Guidance
Experience with electronic proposal submission systems, particularly eResearch and Grants.gov
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