Research Administrator, Epidemiology and Environmental Health
Project Staff Assistant
Epidemiology and Environmental Health
Posting Link https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/postings/46601
Posting Detail Information
The Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health ( EEH
is recruiting a Research Administrator
administrative support for faculty in both pre-award and post-award
phases of pursuing and maintaining grant funding.
Pre-award responsibilities include:
Post-award responsibilities include:
- Direct award-seeking faculty to appropriate resources and
provide guidance on procedures.
- Serve as a liaison to school and university-level research
- Assist faculty with navigating award submission and management
systems, such as the Central Study Registration System and Click
- Collaborate with faculty on the development of budgets and
budget justifications, reviewing for consistency and accuracy.
Collaborate on other portions of grant submissions, as
- Orient new faculty to university procedures for grant
development and submission.
- Communicate updates to policies and procedures to department
faculty and staff.
- Review expenditures for allowability and allocation of
- Reconcile expenditures, track budgets, perform budget
projections, and administer reallocations.
- Assist faculty in the interpretation of grant-related policies
and information requests, including preparation of progress reports
- Interface with central administrative offices, such as
Procurement and Sponsored Projects Services, on behalf of faculty
- Execute requests for account backstopping, no-cost extensions,
and other administrative coordination for research grants.
- Process personnel appointments, procurement, travel
reimbursements and other grant-related expenditures.
This position requires strong professional judgement and
independent resourcefulness, while handling time-sensitive matters
that require excellent problem-solving skills and confidentiality.
The Research Administrator will be a welcomed member of a high
functioning and well-integrated team of professionals. We are
committed to the ongoing development of an excellent and diverse
community of scholars, staff and students engaged in education,
research, and service. We encourage applications from women,
members of minority and historically marginalized groups, veterans,
and individuals with disabilities.
The Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health ( EEH ) is
a dynamic workplace with a strong commitment to improving
population health for over 100 years. EEH prides itself on its
multidisciplinary faculty, with faculty research focused on chronic
diseases (e.g., cancer, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis,
periodontal disease, diabetes, eye disease), environmental health,
global health, women’s health, reproductive and perinatal health,
genetics, nutrition, health care delivery, quality of care, health
policy, health economics, and health disparities.
The SPHHP faculty and students engage in research and community
activities designed to improve the health of populations,
communities, and individuals. The School’s research portfolio
continues to grow through interdisciplinary research collaborations
within the University at Buffalo and with local, regional, national
and international organizations. The School offers programs at
every degree level and, in addition to epidemiology and
environmental health, is the home to the departments of
biostatistics, community health and health behavior, exercise and
nutrition sciences, and rehabilitation science. It has a diverse
student body which it is actively engaged in supporting. The School
has an energetic equity, diversity and inclusion council and
provides professional development opportunities in inclusive
pedagogy and other equity-related issues. For more information
about the school, visit www.sphhp.buffalo.edu
Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with
benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards
including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also
focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal
and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life
effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our
About The University at Buffalo
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leading public research universities and a flagship of the State
University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and
our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university
dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity
and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home,
UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful
thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others
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of the majestic Niagara Falls. NYS is a welcoming region with
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As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research
Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to
an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability
- Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field and up to 2 years of
experience in research administration, grants management or closely
related professional experience.
- Equivalent combination of education and experience will be
- Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills.
- Able to work with minimal supervision and proactively follow up
- Strong computer knowledge to include proficiency with the MS
Office suite including proficiency with spreadsheets and file
- Time management skills with the ability to remain confident and
poised in a fast-paced team environment.
- Problem-solving skills and the ability to manage competing
demands and changing guidance under deadlines.
- Master’s degree
- 3 years of experience in research administration and grants
- Experience with eRA Commons, FastLane, Research.gov, grants.gov
and other similar systems.
- Financial management and budget experience.
- Experience in higher education or research settings, working
with faculty, staff, and students.
- Experience with University at Buffalo policies, procedures, and
$50,000 - $70,000
Additional Salary Information
The salary range reflects our good faith and reasonable estimate of
the possible compensation at the time of posting, the role and
associated responsibilities, and the experience, education, and
training of the selected candidate.
40 hours per week (M-F)
Special Instructions Summary
For best consideration, please apply as soon as possible.
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