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BioMed Shared Services Assistant Director - CNE

Brown University
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 19, 2023

Founded in 1764, Brown is a leading institution for education, discovery, and global intellectual progress as well as one of the largest employers in Rhode Island. Working at Brown brings more than just a paycheck and generous benefits; it offers an opportunity to contribute to a greater good. Join us in supporting the pursuit of knowledge and individual growth that defines higher education and enriches our community.

Job Description:


The Assistant Director provides high-level comprehensive pre- and post-award management, subcontract administration, and financial analysis. In addition to independently managing all matters pertaining to grants administration, both financial and administrative, this position is the administrative liaison between the Biomed Shared Services Department, BMRA, OSP, collaborating institutions, health system offices, sponsoring agencies and principal investigators (PIs). The incumbent has a broad scope of responsibilities and knowledge of research administration, including financial matters. The Assistant Director will lead the work of Grant Coordinators and Specialists in the department and provide training to maximize efficiency. The Assistant Director will serve as back-up to the BioMed Shared Services Director.

This position will coordinate sponsored research funding and contracts by reviewing and processing awards, interpreting and ensuring compliance with award terms and conditions, providing guidance regarding sponsored project issues, budget management, expenditure review, financial reporting, and leading training.


Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree and 5-7 years related grant and administrative experience, preferably in an academic environment, or equivalent combination of education/experience.

  • Experience using the internal (COEUS, Workday Financial Reporting) and external (Fastlane,, NIH Assist,, Workspace, etc.) grant database systems preferred;

  • Experience with managing staff preferred;

  • or, equivalent combination of skills and experience.

Job Competencies
  • Proven record of delivering proactive service to multiple stakeholders and faculty.

  • Must be able to manage multiple and shifting priorities and interact with a diverse constituency.

  • Demonstrated experience intermediate-to- advanced knowledge of Excel.

  • Willingness to learn other systems and processes is essential.

  • Ability to be flexible with schedule in order to meet deadlines.

  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, and organizational capabilities.

  • Strong financial skills.

  • Must be self-directed, possess ability to use high degree of judgment, work independently with minimum supervision in a fast-paced deadline driven environment.

  • Attention to detail and ability to multitask essential.

  • Must be a team player with a strong service-oriented attitude.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to work effectively in a deadline- driven environment required.

  • Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community.


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Job Posting Title:

BioMed Shared Services Assistant Director - CNE


BioMed Research Administration


Grade 10

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Time Type:

Full time

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Position Work Location:

Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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