Division of GI/Nutrition is seeking an experienced Research Administrator II (RA2) to manage pre and post award activities for their research grant program. Under the general direction of Division Director and in collaboration with the RA3, the RA2 is responsible for coordinating and submitting grant applications; budget development; coordinating institutional reviews and approvals; working with Principal Investigators (PIs) to ensure timely submission of funding proposals.
Research Administrator II will be responsible for:
Performs pre-award functions including assisting PIs in preparing grant proposals, budget development, review of application requirements and required forms, drafting administrative sections, collecting materials, obtaining institutional review/approval, as well as other administrative aspects of the pre-award proposal process.
Performs post-award functions including monitoring and reconciling grant funds, expenses, and balances; developing and preparing financial reports/budgets and other analyses to assist PIs.
Follows institutional and federal policies and processes
Works closely with financial and administrative offices to coordinate financial processes such as subcontracts and invoices.
Liaises with the Office of Sponsored Programs, Research Finance, and Accounting Department to monitor multiple grant and financial systems.
Assist with establishing subcontracts.
Allocates research labor costs across funding sources consistent with level of research effort.
Coordinates research effort reporting and ensures timely submission of certified effort reports in compliance with sponsor and institutional guidelines.
Works with Investigators to develop annual research budgets, reconciles monthly expenses, forecasts over/under expenditures and provides regular status reports to the PI.
Performs other financial analysis as needed.
Ensures timely renewal of grant and subcontracts and/or orderly closeout of completed sponsored activities.
Attends institutional training to keep skills current and knowledge up-to-date on sponsor regulations, hospital policies, and emerging technologies.
Assists research staff in identifying sources of funding by maintaining knowledge of agency programs.
Bachelor's degree and 2 years of Research Administration experience required or 4 years of Research Administration experience may substitute for degree.
Should be familiar with electronic research administration systems, as well as System-to-System submission mechanism.
Knowledge of the NIH grant policies, RPPR, ASSIST, xTRACT, xTrain, eRA Commons
Knowledge of NIH grants including, Research (R01) grants; Career Development grants, and National Research Service Awards including institutional K and T awards, individual F awards.
Work requires understanding of federal policies and cost principles in order to ensure the proper stewardship of sponsored funds.
Analytical skills, strong attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple projects; able to be flexible, proactive and results-oriented
Work requires strong communication skills in order to effectively manage conflicting views or issues to mediate fair solutions.
Expert knowledge of Excel and proficiency with Microsoft Office and database applications
Ability to independently seek out answers from the appropriate federal compliance and regulatory resource(s) and/or the hospital technical expert(s).
Ability to work with confidential and privileged information required.
Certification and/or training by professional organizations (NCURA, SRA) is preferred.
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits.
Boston Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
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