Research Administrator - Team Lead

Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 02, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Information

University Code 34212 University Title Research Administrator 2 University Job Family Research - Support ORP Eligible No For more information on ORP, visit: Retirement Plans
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Job Series Scope of Search Local Working Title Research Administrator - Team Lead Position Number 568030 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Internal Medicine Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities

Assists the Associate Administrator for Research in providing oversight, training, and direct support to DOIM divisions in the compliant administration of sponsored projects.
• As assigned, will work directly with investigators, administrators and other research administration staff to provide support for proposal submissions, financial administration of awards, and sponsor reporting.
• Conducts routine monitoring of fiscal and administrative processes to ensure divisions are managing sponsored projects in accordance with established guidelines of the School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University and sponsoring agencies.
• Monitors spending on sponsored accounts, effort reporting, account deficits, indirect cost recoveries, and timeliness of project closeouts.
• Assists in the development and updating of resource and training materials for dissemination to DOIM division faculty and staff.
• This position will supervise other staff.

Minimum Hiring Standards

• Prior experience in research administration in the areas of proposal development, financial management, effort reporting and project closeout.
• Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and OMB Uniform Guidance for Federal awards.
• Demonstrated analytical skills; ability to analyze financial transactions for trends and variances; ability to create reports, tracking tools, and professional documents
• Experience in budget development, experience forecasting, financial reconciliation, and ability to interpret and apply complete government regulations and contractual terms.
• Must be proficient in the use of Word, Excel, and Access, with demonstrated experience using spreadsheets or databases to organize data appropriately for financial analysis and reporting.
• Strong problem solving and time management skills including ability to adapt to frequent changes in work assignments, prioritize, and manage competing priorities to meet deadlines is required.
• Must be precise, thorough, and reliable and perform daily activities with minimal supervision.
• Excellent customer service skills, written and verbal communication skills, and ability to work as part of a team.
• Experience using electronic research administration platforms such as RAMS - SPOT, PI Dashboard, eRA Commons, and
• Working knowledge of state or university purchasing, travel, and personnel administration policies and procedures as well as general understanding of IRB and regulatory agency requirements pertaining to human subject research.
• Ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a diverse environment is required.

Preferred Hiring Standards

• Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business management, or related field or several years’ experience in sponsored research administration at a university or comparable setting is strongly preferred.
• Master’s degree preferred.
• Prior experience financially managing clinical research/trials and a general understanding of IRB and IACUC policies pertaining to regulatory requirements in animal and human research is a plus.
• Certified Research Administrator ( CRA ) certification strongly preferred

Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range $60,000 - $68,000 Application Process/Additional Information Campus MCV Campus Hours/Week 40 hrs/ weekly Normal Work Days/Hours Monday-Friday; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Job Open Date 10/02/2020 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Is this a restricted position? No Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? Yes Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Quick Link Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Describe your experiences with preparing grant applications and to which agencies did you submit grants?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Briefly describe your experience working with faculty, staff and students.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe your experience managing grants post award and what systems you have worked with such as Real Source and Banner?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Briefly describe your experience with financial and budget management/responsibilities

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Describe a situation in which you were unable to meet a deadline, how did you respond?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Please describe how your work experience makes you qualified for this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume

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