Research Administrator, Office of Sponsored Programs-2008165
Carnegie Mellon University is dedicated to creating and disseminating knowledge through research. The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) contributes directly to this mission by providing comprehensive support to faculty and staff in the administration of externally sponsored research.
Our office of sponsored research is searching for a Research Administrator. This is a dynamic opportunity for someone who thrives in an interesting and challenging work environment. You will contribute to the department by providing professional level support for out- going subcontracts as well as for the contracting process and programmatic follow on for in-coming awards in the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP).
Under the direction of the Senior Subcontracts Administrator, you will work with the faculty and business managers to prepare supporting documentation, i.e., Source and Price Justifications, review scopes of and work and budgets for compliance with University Policies and Procedures and Prime Sponsor Guidelines and issue out going subcontracts and amendments. In addition, you will also be responsible for initiating invoicing procedures and interacting with Sponsored Project Accounting Office, Procurement Services and Accounts Payable to facilitate the creation and purchase orders by obtaining the appropriate forms and paperwork. You may also be called upon to help enhance current procedures under the Uniform Guidance under 2 CFR 200 as it relates to procurement and subrecipient monitoring and management.
You will work with the faculty and business managers to review both federal and industrial award documents as they are received for legal and contractual terms to ensure compliance with any regulatory requirements and University policies and procedures. In addition, you will be responsible for assisting with documentation of and monitoring of any follow on processes and procedures throughout the award lifecycle, to ensure continued programmatic correctness and compliance with various regulatory requirements and university policies and procedures.
Bachelor's degree required
Strong analytical skills and communications skills required
3-5 years of relevant experience required
Ability to interact with faculty, support staff, and external audiences from academia, industry and the government
Excellent track record for following through on details and strong analytical skills, along with high energy and stamina
Ability to remain effective under deadlines and complex projects
Prior experience in University research administration preferred
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.