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 Center for Organogenesis is seeking a highly motivated and professional individual for an exciting and multi-faceted position as the Center’s business/operations manager. This individual will manage the day-to-day administrative operations and will provide highly responsible and skilled administrative support to the Center Directors and to its programs. This position requires the ability to multitask and prioritize multiple job responsibilities. The individual must demonstrate professionalism and success with working on complex, long-term projects and preparing data and reports.
This position provides support to faculty and trainees within the Center, coordinates all phases of the NIH funded institutional training grant, and reports directly to the Director and Associate Director of the Center.
Program Oversight (40%):
Coordinate the seminar series for the center including scheduling, making travel arrangements and itineraries for invited speakers as well as processing speaker honorariums and reimbursements, managing membership requests and updating membership status, organizing trainee lunches and committee member meetings, publishing website updates as needed, and organizing the biennial research symposium.
Research Administration (45%):
Will coordinate all pre and post-award research administration activities that relate to the NIH funded training program. This includes, but is not limited to, collecting trainee and institutional information to assemble and submit the annual progress report, coordinating the submission of the competing renewal every 5 years, corresponding with our central offices as well as NIH personnel, ensuring that we are following all university and federal guidelines, appointing trainees to the training grant, reconciling project/grants and submitting shortfall requests, journal entries, and personnel action requests as needed.
Fiscal Oversight (10%):
Prepare, oversee, forecast, and manage the operating budget for the center. Request cost-share commitments from other campus units. Work collaboratively with the Center Directors, updating on budget status and areas of potential concern.
Other Requirements (5%):
Responding to phone or email inquiries outside of normal business hours (during special events), other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree with at least 3 years of directly related experience or equivalent combination of experience and education
Exceptional organizational, written and verbal communication skills.
Exceptional interpersonal skills
Ability to work and make decisions independently
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple assignments.
Ability to interact with and build professional relationships with faculty and staff at all levels.
Proficiency in computer software including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Working knowledge of HR, Finance, eResearch and Student modules in M-Pathways.
Experience administering training grants.
Research administration experience specifically with NIH training grants.
Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.
The mission of the Center for Organogenesis is to unite interdisciplinary research efforts towards understanding the basic mechanisms by which organs and tissues are formed and maintained, and to use this knowledge to regenerate or create replacement tissues and organs, improve stem cell therapies and establish effective organ transplantation systems that will correct acquired and genetic human disease. The Center currently has over 140 faculty members from many different research areas distributed across the campus. Center activities include a seminar series, biennial symposium, and a training program funded in part by an institutional training grant from the NIH. The goals of the Center include increasing the number and scope of interdisciplinary research projects in organogenesis, training students and postdoctoral fellows in interdisciplinary research approaches related to organogenesis, and enhancing communication and information exchange among basic, clinical, and applied scientists engaged in organogenesis-related research.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 176504
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