DUTIES: WE ARE EXPANDING and looking for another Sponsored Program Associate to join our team! The Sponsored Program Associate (SPA) is responsible for a broad range of research administration activities that assist in securing and managing research funding. S/he is expected to communicate with the faculty and administrative staff to facilitate submissions to extramural agencies. The SPA will assist the faculty and department personnel in the submission and planning of application materials. S/he is expected to investigate and review opportunities for grant support, facilitate grant preparation, and review application budgets. S/he must review all grant proposals for consistency with University and sponsor policies and will be assigned the responsibility and have authority as an official signatory on grant submissions. S/he must work together with the Institutional Review Board (IRB), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and Conflict of Interest Committee (COI) to ensure that all requisite ethical and compliance reviews and certifications have been applied, according to federal and non-federal policies. S/he must be knowledgeable of all federal regulations, including OMB, that govern the administration of grants and contracts. The Sponsored Program Associate will provide support to departments and the scientific community, responding to inquiries regarding policies and practices and provide solutions as needed. S/he is expected to review all incoming awards for accuracy and consistency with University and sponsor policies, negotiate terms and conditions as required, and authorize the establishment, extension and termination of awards. Other responsibilities include the processing of no-cost extensions (NCEs), Just-in-Time requests (J-I-T), budget modifications and carryover requests. S/he is expected to review and negotiate all budgets for inbound subawards where SUNY is the recipient. (DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION) QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Incumbent must have a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in education and/or related experience. S/he must bring competencies and knowledge of policies and regulations of government and non-government funding agencies as well as requisite knowledge of federal, state, city government and private non-profit policies and regulations related to research grants and contracts. Strong mathematical and organizational skills are essential. Must have the ability to perform in an independent manner, and work well amongst a team. S/he must be able to demonstrate general knowledge of business practices, contract language and possess the ability to negotiate terms and conditions as needed. S/he must be a skilled problem solver who can meet deadlines and work well under pressure and have a demonstrated skill in managing and completing multiple project assignments as required. Preferred: Experience with proposal preparation and sponsored agency regulations in a University environment and/or Academic Medical Center is preferred. Clinical trials experience a plus. Closing Date: Open Until Filled STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine, Health Related Professions, Nursing and its School of Graduate Studies offer students a broad professional education that will prepare them for practice or careers in any location and community. This education provides exceptional opportunities for those students with a commitment to promoting health in urban communities and addressing the complex challenges o...f investigating and preventing diseases that confront clinicians, educators, and researchers in such an environment. This special aspect of Downstate's unique mission is reflected in the students it attracts and selects, the vast majority of whom are drawn from the New York City Metropolitan area. Many of these students are members of minority and cultural groups underrepresented in the health professions, and/or come from families of first-generation immigrants or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.