Job ID: 2019-10459 Type: Full-Time # of Openings: 1 Category: Grants and Contracts
Princeton University seeks a highly motivated, well-qualified individual to serve as a Grant and Contract Administrator (GCA) in the Office of Research and Project Administration (ORPA). The GCA will be responsible for a portfolio of academic departments supported by grants, contracts and other research-related agreements. Primary duties include the review and submission of research proposals, along with the negotiation and acceptance of grants and contracts. In addition, the GCA will work in close collaboration with multiple stakeholders on and off campus to help ensure the overall effective coordination of research administration services, systems, policies, and processes.
The GCA will provide timely, high-quality and coordinated research administrative services to Princeton University faculty, researchers and departmental staff. The GCA is responsible for the formal solicitation, negotiation and administration of extramural support for University research, training, and public service projects funded by government and non-government sponsors (sponsored projects).
The GCA is responsible for conducting comprehensive analysis of proposals for extramural support to government and non-government entities, and negotiating a full array of grants, contracts and other research-related agreements, some of which may require risk mitigation recommendations and strategies related to complex or problematic terms and conditions. The GCA will also collaborate with the Subaward Administrator as necessary at proposal stage, as well as to provide assistance in preparing and negotiating subawards issued.
The GCA is responsible for advising and assisting Princeton University department administrators, principal investigators, and staff members; interpreting and explaining request for proposal conditions, grant, contract and other research-related agreement terms and conditions, and assisting in the resolution of problems that develop in the course of projects by consulting with the investigator(s), staff, and sponsors. The GCA will participate in developing and providing training on sponsored research to the campus community.
The GCA must have a strong service orientation, good problem-solving abilities, effective oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work collaboratively and effectively with faculty, staff, students, and sponsors. As a professional staff member, the GCA is an advocate for responsive, effective research administration.
Advanced knowledge of research administration principles, policies and procedures and nationally-recognized best practices (including those promulgated by the Federal Demonstration Partnership), as well as pertinent federal regulations (such as the Uniform Guidance, the NIH Grants Policy Statement), patent and copyright law, cost accounting standards and the overall audit environment
Knowledge of nonfederal sponsors and best practices in working with nonfederal sponsors, including industry, foundations and foreign sponsors
Understanding of export control regulations
Understanding of compliance-related responsibilities including conflict of interest in research, as well as the IACUC and IRB processes
Experience composing and negotiating complex contracts and other agreements, effectively using knowledge of prime award terms, core University principles, policies and processes
Familiarity with the application of the Federal Acquisition Regulation, Code of Federal Regulations, Federal circulars, and major agency policies and regulations
Experience with research administration in an academic setting highly desirable
Strong oral and written communication skills; sound professional judgment; analytical problem solving ability; emotional maturity and ability to provide high quality service in a timely manner is required
Ability to work effectively in a team environment
Ability to take initiative and work independently, consulting with appropriate parties as needed
Ability to work effectively, prioritize and be flexible in a high-paced, high-volume professional environment; and to conclude negotiations and execute awards in a timely and measurable manner
Fluency in internal and external systems that support research administration; interest in using technology to work more efficiently and intelligently
Understanding of key performance indicators in sponsored programs offices and comfort level with data, reporting and metrics
Excellent writing skills and attention to detail
Willingness to work the hours necessary to accomplish the job
High degree of personal integrity and ethics with uncompromising standards
Minimum of five years of sponsored research administration experience or equivalent required
BA/BS or equivalent work experience required
Knowledge of the Coeus (or other major university preaward enterprise system) application, PeopleSoft Financial Systems, Pivot, and Visual Compliance
Understanding of Princeton's objectives, policies, organization and procedures
Experience in sponsored programs administration at a “Research I” university highly desirable
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
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About Princeton University
Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering.As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching.Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,200 undergraduate students and 2,600 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.