Research Administrator - Office of Sponsored Programs
Carnegie Mellon University
September 15, 2018
Research Administrator - Office of Sponsored Programs-2010430
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 proposal development and submission, including but not limited to proposal and budget review, review of agency solicitations and RFP's, as well as completion of applicable representations and certifications.
Core responsibilities will include:
Timel y s ub missi on of p r opo sal s t o S pon s o rs :
Provide assistance with proposal development and budgetary compliance.
Review of proposal package for compliance with sponsor requirements.
Completion of representations and certifications.
Identify required protocol (e.g., human subjects, animal subjects, rDNA) and disclosure (e.g., conflict of interest) requirements and notify Compliance Administrator.
Prov i de i n f o rmati on a l assista n c e a nd tr a i n i ng t o bu si ne s s m an a ge rs , p ri nc i pal i nve sti ga t o rs , and o t h er s :
Provide information regarding potential funding agencies.
Facilitate communication on behalf of the university and principal investigator with sponsors.
Assist business managers and principal investigators to meet agency and sponsor deadlines.
Provide principal investigator with any materials received from agency or industry sponsor, and any specific instruction or restrictions that pertain to the award.
Provide information to compliance administrator on inclusion of humans, animals, hazardous materials, rDNA.
Advise partners regarding agency or industry sponsor communication and solicitation requirements during the review, after submission, and during the award process.
Provide training to campus staff around the tools for electronic submissions, as well as campus and department processes; and
Review Federal agency announcements for limits on the number of institutional submissions and disseminate the announcements to campus.
Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within OSP. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.
You should demonstrate:
Ability to interpret and apply laws, regulations and policies as they relate to sponsored programs including federal, state, and local agency regulations/procedures, FAR, CAS, GAAP, and OMB Uniform Guidance governing research administration.
Proficiency with electronic and budgeting tools, Microsoft Suite, along with an understanding of databases.
Capability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, work independently under pressure, and meet inflexible deadlines.
Ability to prioritize responsibilities and contribute to a strong collegial team culture.
Bachelor's degree required; Master's preferred
Minimum three years of relevant experience required; experience in a university research central office or department highly desired
Experience with proposal budgets, including F&A costs for federal, non-federal and other proposals preferred
Demonstrated knowledge of standard terms and conditions as they apply to university funding (i.e. DOD, NSF, NIH) preferred
Experience with compliance issues regarding humans, animals, conflict of interest preferred
Working familiarity with grants.gov, Fastlane, eRA Commons, and other electronic research administration tools highly desired
Internal Number: 2010430
About Carnegie Mellon University
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.