Research Administrator, Human-Computer Interaction Institute-2007276
The Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) is a living laboratory where we investigate the relationship between computer technology, human activity and society. Founded in 1993, the HCII is a place where we work to understand and create technology that harmonizes with and improves human capabilities, goals, and social environments through interdisciplinary research and education in design, computer science, and behavioral and social sciences.
The HCII is seeking to hire a Research Administrator. You are r esponsible for a broad range of research grant and contract management functions (i.e. fiscal, compliance, pre-award proposal development and management) supporting multiple faculty members and/or laboratories that have multiple moderately complex grants with different end dates; interpret regulations and guidelines for program submission and funding (both university and agency); consult with faculty on various options/scenarios that can be used in proposal planning and execution; develop forecasts and budgets and oversee post-award management through renewal or close-out; interface with other university departments (OSP, SPA etc) and sponsoring agencies.
In this role, your responsibilities will include:
Provide financial reporting to faculty on various research grants and for various programs and discretionary accounts on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
Conduct variance analysis; research the causes of variances between planned and actual expenses.
Collaborate with other areas of the university (Office of Sponsored Projects, Sponsored Projects Accounting, Procurement, etc) on a regular basis to solve complex problems related to labor allocation, accounting and related issues
Establish accounts in financial systems, re-budget funds and monitors or modifies awards and expenditures.
Completes expense and labor distributions transactions; approve invoices; Monitor computing and other facility charges
Interpret regulations and guidelines for program funding (both university and agency) for multiple moderately complex grants.
Monitor of grants and contracts to ensure expenses are being paid according to contracts; prepare renewals and reports for sponsoring agencies
Provide faculty members with various options and scenarios that can be used in a proposal's planning or during the execution of the work (i.e. assessing labor allocation and distribution across multiple awards, etc).
Develop forecasts and budgets for faculty members and assists in proposal creation and submission, including the preparation of proposal budgets, often with multiple subcontractors
Work closely with the Business Manager to assist in pre and post award administration; setting up accounts in Oracle; meet with faculty to review accounts.
Responsible for overseeing the Human Subjects process and approving requests. Oversee IRB requests and troubleshoot any issues as they arise.
Keep updated on current research requirements and information from government, sponsors and university by attending meetings and training sessions.
Bachelor's degree required
1-3 years of experience in Sponsored research administration and accounting required
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