The University of Maryland, School of
Nursing (UMSON) is currently recruiting for
a Research Administrator. The
Research Administrator will provide high level of expertise in
guiding faculty on all aspects of both pre- and post-award
management of external funding.
UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation
days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health
insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for
employees and their dependents at any of the University System of
UMB requires all faculty, staff, and students to be
vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious
reasons will be processed through Human Resources.
- Provide expert direction for unit and/or team of research
administration staff by balancing pre-award proposals application
and/or submissions and administration of multiple post award
activities are executed. Responsible for contracts and grants
administration and maximizing funds available to conduct
research. Ensure department grants and contracts comply with
all federal and state legal requirements and UMB policies.
- Develop and implement policy statements and annual project
plans. Provide direction for operational aspects of contracts
and grant management business operation matters. Assist in the
development of the department’s research strategic plan in
accordance with UMB priorities. Provides PI and management
with ad hoc reports in support of strategic plan.
- Manage the preparation and review of grant and contract budgets
and applications. Finalize documents for submission. Validate
proposal error or warnings. Knowledgeable in all funding
mechanisms. Provide guidance on staffing and budgetary
- Review, interpret, communicate, and ensure sponsor guidelines
are in compliance and eligibility information is defined within
proposals. Interact directly with designation sponsor
representatives to clarify ambiguous terms and conditions, and to
request supplemental funding, no cost extensions, and other
- Manage all grants submitted including tracking individual
faculty grant histories, success rates by agency, and providing
faculty with historical perspectives. Review purchase order
requests on equipment and large supply orders to ensure funding
available and policies are followed. Administer lifecycle
research administration budget from initiation through closeout and
all results are completed and submitted to sponsor timely.
- Manage all financial transactions, documentation, and sub
awards. Ensure PI maintain proper spending of all
research funding. Investigate outstanding payments from
deliverable project. Perform close out audit to ensure
all payments have been received in line with the cost
- Identify issues and independently resolve and assist others in
issue resolution as needed. Anticipate roadblocks and able to
- Develop criteria for review of grant and contract
applications. Review and interpret funding guidelines and
regulations and advises faculty as to policies and procedures of
those agencies. Identify future funding opportunities and work
with PI to identify components.
- Develops timeline to meet submission deadlines and checklist of
required documents and adjusts timeline to adapt to
change. Recommend overall adjustments in effort allocation and
spending across investigator portfolio. Consult with PI to
translate program requirements into contract terms. Identify,
develop, and ensure contract requirements contain quantifiable
specification and measurable performance criteria. Validate
the performance criteria will meet the requirements.
- Develop safeguards to ensure the integrity of grant
administration or contracts and protects the University from
financial losses. Ensure sub awards are in compliance
with terms and conditions of the award.
- Provide direction in definition of partnership. Establish
review criteria to understand if partnership is a vendor vs.
- Interpret data for the purpose of determining past financial
performance to develop and prepare financial reports for financial
analysis, forecasting, and trending. Devise financial
reporting tools and reports.
- Model and train staff on the consultative approach to problem
solving and negotiation with internal and external constituents to
achieve unit’s goals.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor’s degree. Master’s
Experience: Six (6) years progressively
building a research administrative background with at least
four (4) years in full life-cycle research administration.
Supervisory Experience: One (1) year of
work coordination or training of others preferred.
Certification/Licensure: Clinical Research
Associate (CRA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred.
Other: Financial disclosure reporting
required by state of Maryland Ethics Committee.
knowledge of position requirements. Thorough knowledge of all
applicable requirements, regulations and laws. Skill in
effective use of applicable technology/systems. Ability to
effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas,
and facts. Ability to support a mission and strategic
vision. Instructional, training, and teambuilding skills to
strengthen and cultivate relationships. Skill in consultation
and change management.
Hiring Range: Mid-$80,000s to high
$90,000s; Commensurate with education and experience.
UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race,
color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran
status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or
policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the
Staffing department at HRJobs@umaryland.edu.
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