Rutgers University-Newark, an urban public research university and anchor institution, located in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise, is seeking a Research Contract/Grant Specialist. Reports to Assistant Director of Sponsored Research.
The Research Contract/Grant Specialist:
Provides essential services to faculty and staff to secure external support for their research, training and public service programs.
Under the broad direction of the Director of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, reviews all business aspects of the proposal for completeness, accuracy and is authorized to negotiate contract and grant terms and conditions with all non-corporate sponsors.
Submits proposals and performs other award-related actions electronically.
Reviews, negotiates and processes awards. Issues and negotiates subgrants and subcontracts with corporate and non-corporate entities as requested by the principal investigator/project director and as approved by the primary sponsor of the sponsored projects.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Requires a bachelor's degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and related experience. Also, a minimum of three years of comparable experience in a college, university grants/contract office, department administrative office or in a government procurement office. Must have strong verbal, writing, analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills. Must be able to handle multiple tasks, deadlines and special assignments in a professional manner. Must be capable of working independently and with a diverse group of business professionals, faculty and staff. Experience and knowledge of major sponsor policies and procedures.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Requires familiarity with Word, Excel and other business software applications.
Certified Research Administrator (CRA) or Certified Public Research Administrator (CPRA) credentials are not required but are preferred. Knowledge of electronic research administration programs and of federal procurement regulations, including both FAR and the DFAR, is desired. A Master's degree in business, economics or management is preferred.
Equipment: Computer, printer, fax, copier. Software: Office Suite; Coeus; Cayuse S2S; Internet Explorer; Mozilla Firefox; Vista; Adobe Pkg. A wide variety of Agency submission portals including: Federal Agencies: CDMRP ERA commons e-handbook FastLane Research.gov Fed Connect FEMA Grants.gov NASANSPIRES NOAA Grants online Office of Juvenile Justice Space Telescope Grants Management System Team Web (FTA) US Department of Education (G5)
State Agencies: Blue Sage EWEG CIMS Green SAGE
Other Agencies: American Heart Association BSF ( By National Science Foundation) March of Dimes NCIIA Proposal Central Various Small Foundation Submission Portals
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was ...at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.