Research Administrator I - Pre-Award Research Administration, Office of the Vice Provost for Research - (19001669)
The Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) is responsible for pre-award administration of grants and contracts; supporting investigators in developing proposals and funding strategies for their research and scholarship; protection, management, and licensing of the University's intellectual property; oversight of the use of human subjects and laboratory animals in research and teaching and the use of infectious agents and recombinant DNA; implementation of the University's policies on conflict of interest in research and misconduct in research and scholarship; and working with other administrative offices to create an environment at the University that encourages and facilitates research. The OVPR assures that the services and resources provided by the units under its direction meet the needs of the research community and satisfies the requirements of laws and regulations that govern research, and protecting the University's interests. This includes policy development, strategic planning, and oversight. The OVPR also works closely with the research leadership of the schools and Tufts Medical Center to promote cooperation, collaboration, and sharing of resources to maintain a positive working relationship between the schools and with the hospital. Additionally, the OVPR maintains close working relationships with faculty and department chairs in order to keep abreast of the needs and direction of research and to foster an environment of open communication and responsiveness.
The Pre-Award Research Administration Office within the OVPR provides central pre-award and non-fiscal post-award services.
Under general supervision, administers standard portfolio of sponsored awards. Reviews sponsored proposals and manages non-fiscal post-award compliance activities for a portfolio of departments (approximately 100 proposals per year).
Knowledge and skills as typically acquired by completing Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
0-2 years of research administration experience.
Knowledge of funding agencies and their programs.
Understanding of regulations that govern federal research funding and related areas of regulatory compliance.
Proficient with MS Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and internet.
Proficient with electronic grants management systems (i.e., grants.gov, NIH eRA Commons, NSF Fastlane, ProposalCentral, etc.) or ability to learn these and other applicable systems.
Designation of Certified Research Administrator (CRA), Certified Pre-Award Research Administrator (CPRA), or Certified Financial Research Administrator (CFRA).
Special Work Schedule Requirements: Travel between Tufts' three campuses may be required.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston
Organization: Office of the Vice Provost
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Aug 8, 2019, 5:15:43 PM
Internal Number: 19001669
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