Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Department: MED-Transplant Center Salary/Grade: EXS/5
The Associate Research Administrator provides administrative assistance and routine problem solving in support of unit's research programs and mission. Assistance may include the preparation &/or submission of routine research proposals, grants &/or contracts according to standard practice &/or general instruction. May assist with &/or complete proposal submissions, prepare information used in grant budgets, process and project financial transactions, &/or effort reporting activities.
Typically administers entire research projects such as:
Single Principal Investigator (PI) basic proposals, grants &/or contracts
May assist with components of multi-PI or multi-unit proposals, grants &/or contracts
NIH RO1-approximately $250K/yr. over 5 yrs.
NIH R21-approximately $150K/yr. over 2 yrs.
Completes pre-award administration of grant &/or contract activities such as reviewing solicitation & determining necessary components; organizing proposal, renewal and resubmission applications; &/or completing NU OSR forms. May complete entire application for smaller, less-complicated, simple, standard proposals.
Completes post-award administration of research grants &/or contracts such as review of account establishment; reviewing expenditures and tracking formal re-budgeting; coordinating core resource account setup and maintenance; provide data needed for the preparation of interim and final financial and technical progress reports; and participate in account close out activities. Monitors project under spending and overspending, and communicates with PI, other unit and project personnel, OSR, ASRSP and/or sponsor accordingly.
May review &/or approve transactions, reconcile standard budget & payroll information ensuring that appropriate sponsored accounts are charged. May prepare payroll journals to enter or correct funding of salary from sponsored projects. Will prepare and coordinate signatures on 90-day letters required when transactions are not timely.
May process paperwork associated with hiring & termination of employees and orient new employees.
Resolves standard & routine compliance problems & issues involving associated NU policies & practices; local, state, federal, agency & sponsor rules, regulations & requirements regarding grant &/or contract administration. May need to become familiar with regulations involving research safety, animal subjects and human subjects. Alerts supervisor to potential higher risk compliance issues including research safety, animal subjects and human subjects.
A bachelor's degree or 2 years financial or administrative support experience; one year financial or administrative support experience in a research environment or the equivalent or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which similar skills can be acquired.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Organization, time management, detail oriented
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 40188
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.