Benefits of Working at UNCW
Want to become a soaring UNCW Seahawk and work at one of the best
universities on the East Coast? Want to put your toes in the sand
after a day of work? The University of North Carolina Wilmington
offers a wonderfully vibrant university community along with a
beautiful location just miles from the beach.
Employees of UNCW are provided a comprehensive benefits package as
well as other programs, resources, policies, and practices that
help to support a work/life balance. Our programs have been
designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and
the needs of your family. Full time employees are eligible for
dental, vision and health insurance plans. Health insurance benefit
plans eligibility begins on the first of the month following date
of hire. Retirement plan contributions begin on the eligibility
date following election and include employer contributions for
either a defined contribution or a defined benefit plan. Optional
disability plans are also available.
Full time employees are also eligible for up to three (3) paid
waivers from the state and then UNCW provides an additional two
waivers in the summer for classes taken only at UNCW including the
application fee and book rental. In addition as a full time
employee, UNCW offers a free membership to the Campus Recreation
Center, free vaccine and booster shots offered on campus,
meditation and yoga sessions, voluntary supplemental insurance
coverages, pretax flexible spending accounts, 12 paid holidays, 24
hours of paid community service leave time, paid vacation and sick
leave accrual and family medical leave after 12 months of
We also offer an abundance of training and development programs
through our Dare to
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Electronic Research Administrator
External Link to Posting
Location of Workplace
Main UNCW Campus
Research and Innovation - 31100
Academic Affairs - 30000 Division
Brief Summary of Work for this Position
The Electronic Research Administrator ( ERA ) leads and manages the
research and grant administration software and serves as the
research data custodian.
This responsibility includes overseeing UNCW’s core research
administration software (transitioning from RAMSeS to an InfoEd
Global implementation branded OSPREY ) with multiple modules to
support finding funding, proposal development, award management,
conflicts of interest, human subjects and animal compliance, and
tech transfer. The ERA will also have primary responsibility for
UNCW’s implementation of InfoReady, which is used across campus to
promote and manage internal processes, opportunities, and
competitions. The ERA is responsible for ensuring research data
integrity, and providing regular reports to various stakeholders.
In addition, the ERA is charged with developing new ways to
leverage the data and systems to improve research administration,
business intelligence, and to better support faculty sponsored
research and innovation efforts.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in computer science or engineering, data science,
statistics, economics, finance, or related field and two years of
experience related to the area of assignment; or equivalent
combination of training and experience. All degrees must be
received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills &
Required Certifications or Licensures
- Skills to maintain, configure, and reliably operate computer
systems and databases.
- Knowledge of project management plans including communication,
change, budgeting, procurement and risk; well versed in IT and the
relevant applications and platforms.
- Knowledge of basic programming skills and experience with
programming languages related to system administration and data
science (e.g., SQL, HTML, Java, Python, API Interactions).
- Knowledge of data quality assurance methods and quality control
procedures, assessing data quality, and data remediation.
- Data analysis and visualization skills.
- A rigorous data-driven problem-solving approach to
- Ability to discern which problems are important to solve and
then model what is critical to solving the problem.
- Persuasive communication skills – written and oral.
- Successful experience organizing and conducting training.
- Demonstrated ability to work constructively, collaboratively,
and diplomatically with many diverse individuals.
- Time management skills.
- Knowledge or familiarity with business intelligence tools
(e.g., Tableau, Power BI) and data frameworks.
- Knowledge of grants.gov, NSF Fastlane, and NIH eRA
- Experience applying system administration and analysis to
- Experience in data mining, and a working knowledge of machine
learning, artificial intelligence, and operations research.
- Experience with multiyear project management.
- Masters degree.
- Working understanding of a centralized research
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The Research and Innovation Service Team ( RIST ) stimulates and
supports UNCW research, innovation, and economic development that
enhances student learning, discovers new knowledge, forges
knowledge leaders, and solves problems critical to North Carolina
and the world. The team provides strategic vision, efficient
administrative services and training, and leadership, to create
crucial infrastructure, partnerships, and programs to achieve
research excellence and impact. RIST is comprised of four
administrative units and a collection of centers, institutes, and
programs. The administrative units include the Office of Sponsored
Programs and Research Compliance ( SPARC ), the Research Integrity
Office ( RIO ), and the Office of Innovation and Commercialization,
and the Research Development Office ( RDO ), and the centers and
institutes include the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (
CIE ), Marine Biotechnology in North Carolina ( MARBIONC ), and the
Institute for the Interdisciplinary Identity Sciences (I3S).
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal
university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring,
research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class
faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level
for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful
academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical
thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global
A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a
full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well
as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology,
nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning
options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to- BSN
program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working
professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program
focused on coastal engineering.
The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly
activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral
Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University)
by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher
UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since
At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington ( UNCW ), our
culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization,
ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to
providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for
all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender
identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color,
national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual
orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military
service member status, genetic information, or relationship to
other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability
represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or
where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility
criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes
that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and
students is critical to our success and paramount in being
recognized for our global mindset.
Eligibility for Employment
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender
background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor
vehicle checks. UNC Wilmington participates in E-Verify. Federal
law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment
eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United
Number of Openings
Special Notes to Applicants
Months Per Year
1.0 (40 hours per week)
Type of Position
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