This position is responsible for all areas of research administration, including both pre- and post-award functions. Sponsored Projects Specialists are expected to provide sponsored project support from proposal to project close out.
In this role, the Sponsored Projects Specialist will: 1) Advise and assist faculty and department staff, 2) Review and submit grant applications, ensuring proposals are complete and in compliance with university policies, state and federal laws and regulations, and with the policies, procedures and requirements of sponsoring agencies, 3) Negotiate contracts and agreements, 4) Coordinate the set-up of projects in the University financial and research administration systems, 5) Administer sponsored projects for fiscal and programmatic compliance, and 6) Provide oversight and support for budgets, effort, expenditures, cost sharing and compliance.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, or related business area; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Technical and working knowledge of government regulations, cost principles and administrative requirements applicable to contracts and grants; including, but not limited to, FAR, CFR, and other research compliance requirements (e.g. Export Control, Conflict of Interest, Human Subjects, Ethics Training, etc.).
- Certified Research Administrator certification or related advanced degree preferred; experience with system to system pre-award software and PeopleSoft Grants Management. - Experience interpreting funding opportunity guidelines and submitting proposals to major funding agencies in federal, state, and non-profit agencies; demonstrated experience and success in the financial management of multiple projects in the post-award phase. - Experience should also include data tracking and report preparation. - Experience in research administration (pre- and post-award) and as a grant/research administrator in a University or non-profit setting.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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