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Assistant Research Administrator

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 3, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Grants & Contracts, Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Information

University Code 34121 University Title Assistant 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 Regional Working Title Assistant Research Administrator Position Number 593970 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Non-Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Life Sciences 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
VCU Life Sciences invites applicants for an exciting opportunity as an Assistant Research Administrator. The Assistant Research Administrator is responsible for a variety of financial, administrative, and operational tasks related to research administration. The primary purpose of this position is to provide direct pre and post-award management support for VCU Life Sciences and the associated centers. This position is responsible for daily management of sponsored programs accounts, including budget monitoring, procurement of goods and services, travel arrangements, and financial reporting including ensuring compliance with terms and conditions and restrictions of sponsored awards. This position is also responsible for monthly financial reconciliation of accounts, monthly financial reviews with principal investigators, and maintaining an electronic filing system in compliance with records management policies.
This position will report to the Senior Director of Finance and Administration and will be a key component of the VCU Life Sciences Administrative Team. In addition to research administration this position will have the opportunity to gain experience in the financial and administrative operations of VCU Life Sciences as a whole.

Minimum Hiring Standards
-Knowledge and experience in working with grant and contract procedures.
-Experience in managing budgets, analyzing data, and producing summary reports.
-Experience in account reconciliations and maintaining accurate files.
-Excellent customer service and written and verbal communication skills. Strong organization, problem-solving, and time management skills.
-Excellent computer skills in the use of MS Office with emphasis on Excel spreadsheets.
-Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
-Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU . Preferred Hiring Standards
-Bachelor’s degree in a related field with progressive work experience in research administration or equivalent experience.
-Experience in post-award research administration in higher education and/or research institution. Certified Research Administrator ( CRA ) designation.

Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range $30,000 - $45,000 Application Process/Additional Information Campus Monroe Park Campus Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours Monday - Friday Job Open Date 09/03/2021 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Is this a restricted position? No Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? Yes Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Quick Link Posting Specific Questions

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