To ensure proper and timely submissions of proposals on behalf of faculty and staff at Wright State University for external funding and other sponsored project applications that request support for research, education, and other activities, including development of accurate and realistic budgets, correct interpretation of sponsor and university guidelines, and successful negotiation of award terms and conditions.
Bachelor's degree with minimum 3 years experience in Research Administration in a sponsored programs office or its equivalent. Experience in both oral and written communication – candidate must have the ability to interact effectively and expeditiously with all levels of university faculty and staff and external sponsors.
Certified Research Administrator (CRA)
Experience with electronic sponsored project systems including submittal of proposals through Infoed or other similar system-to-system platforms, NSF Fastlane, NIH Commons, and other electronic portals.
Essential Functions and percent of time::
70% – Coordinates pre-award activities for a select cohort of WSU faculty. These activities include but are not limited to: (1) advice on selection of sponsor based on knowledge and sponsors' needs and priorities; (2) research and interpretation of a wide range of sponsor guidelines; (3) preparation of budgets and relevant application materials for public and private sector agencies in accordance with university policy and sponsoring agency requirements; (4) verifying the completeness of appropriate certifications related to financial compliance, human subjects, animal research, hazardous materials, etc. that are required at time of proposal submission; (5) initiation and monitoring of on-campus routing of proposals for internal approvals; (6) review of final proposal for compliance and submission of application as directed by sponsor guidelines; (7) responding to post-submission inquiries from sponsor agencies and/or faculty applicants.
Must have the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and meet inflexible deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
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