Research Administrator

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jan 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Business Administration, Management, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Grants & Contracts
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Information

University Code 34211 University Title Research Administrator 1 University Job Family Research - Support ORP Eligible No For more information on ORP, visit: Retirement Plans
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Single Title Scope of Search Local Working Title Research Administrator Position Number 591490 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Neurology 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

As part of the Muscular Dystropphy Translational Research Progam, this Research Administrator would provide advanced administrative support to the program, including grant and financial management of the related muscular dystrophy consortiums. These consortiums oversee multiple sites and awards designed to develop therapies for the muscular dystrophies. The Research Administrator will be responsible for providing direct pre and post award management for the Program. The Research Administrator will develop and submit proposals in the compliant financial and administrative management of sponsored awards. The Research Administrator will also contribute to infrastructure, personnel, policy, and process development for the program.

Minimum Hiring Standards

Minimum 3 years of experience in research administration with a focus in pre or post award management. Candidates must possess skills or ability to acquire new skills in the following areas: analyze financial transactions for trends and variances; create reports, tracking tools, and professional documents; budget development; expense forecasting; financial reconciliation; ability to interpret and apply complex government regulations and contractual terms; pro-actively ask questions and seek guidance when needed. Must have excellent customer service skills, written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work as part of a team. Strong problem solving and time management skills are essential, including ability to adapt to frequent changes in work assignments, prioritize, and manage competing priorities and deadlines. Must be precise, thorough, and reliable and perform daily activities with minimal supervision. Must be proficient in the use of computers with an ability to learn new systems and software applications with ease. Proficiency in the use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe required. Ability to work in a diverse environment required.

Preferred Hiring Standards

Bachelor’s degree in finance, business, management, or related field preferred. Prior experience in research administration in the areas of proposal development, financial management, effort reporting, and project close-out will be preferred, including a working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and 0MB Uniform Guidance for Federal Awards. Prior experience in administrative and financial management in an academic setting (to include a working knowledge of state/university purchasing, travel, personnel administration policies and procedures) will be preferred. Additionally, general understanding of IRB and IACUC policies pertaining to regulatory requirements in animal and human research is a plus.

Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range Up to $60,000 Application Process/Additional Information Campus MCV Campus Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours M-F Job Open Date 01/21/2021 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Research Is this a restricted position? Yes Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? No Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Quick Link Posting Specific Questions

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