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Senior Research Administrator

Employer
Virginia Commonwealth University
Location
Virginia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 11, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Institutional Research & Planning, Research Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Grants & Contracts
Employment Type
Full Time
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Summary:

The Senior Research Administrator is responsible for:
(1) the day to day management of SOM sponsored research approval processes (proposal submissions, administrative actions, PI eligibility exceptions, F&A waivers, cost share, and fixed price closeouts), serving as the lead approver for proposal submissions,
(2) providing hands-on pre-award training for research administrators in SOM,
(3) overseeing and carrying out school-wide monitoring processes to ensure SOM is compliant with SOM and VCU policies and guidelines for sponsored research administration (especially in the areas of salary cap cost share, deficits, and monthly expense report review and certification), and
(4) contributing to mentoring, training, and the reporting needs of the SOM Office of Research Administration in support of unit goals and to maintain high levels of customer service school-wide.

The Senior Research Administrator is expected to adhere to all SOM, VCU, state, federal, and sponsor policies.

Typical Education and Experience:
  • 5 or more years of direct research administration experience, bachelor’s degree or equivalent additional years of working experience in research administration.
  • Previous experience in research administration and experience with federal grants, especially National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants, is essential.
  • Previous experience with the preparation and submission of grant proposals for funding is essential. Must possess in-depth knowledge of rules and regulations regarding university and federal funds.
  • Must be willing to maintain knowledge of federal policies, budgeting and finance, particularly as these relate to grant and contract funding, including OMB Uniform Guidance. Must have excellent customer service skills, written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Previous experience training and guiding others through processes is key. 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
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Prior experience supervising preferred.
Typical Licensure:
  • CRA certification or ability to pursue within first year preferred.

Typical Expertise:
  • Primarily independently, exhibit excellent attention to detail, written/verbal communication, analytical skills, ability to generate/interpret reports.
  • Typically under direction of a Senior Management position (Assistant/Associate Director/Dean). Advanced skill level, works independently exercising discretion and good judgement in interpretation of policy. Minimal supervision required.
Typical Physical and Cognitive Requirements:

Fast pace, Frequent Change, Verbal Communication, Written Communication, Logic, Memory, Reasoning, Reading, Analyzing

Job Specific Physical and Cognitive Requirements:

Fast pace, Frequent Change, Verbal Communication, Written Communication, Logic, Memory, Reasoning, Reading, Analyzing

Salary Range: $58,000 - $72,000



Position Details:

Department: School of Medicine Dean's Office
Employment Type: UF - University Employee FT
Restricted Status: No
FTE: 100
Exemption Status: Exempt




Contact Information:

Contact Name: Candice Weber

Contact Email: candice.weber@vcuhealth.org




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