Advertised Summary Job Description: The Office for Research in the College of Physicians and Surgeons is seeking a Pre-Award Specialist to join the Pre-Award Core Team. Under the supervision of the Director, the Pre-Award Specialist will provide support for all grant related pre-award administrative activities for the Basic Science Departments and other participating departments at P&S. The major function of this position is to assist principal investigator in preparation, submission and pre-award administration of grants and contracts including annual progress reports and subawards. We are seeking a candidate with strong interpersonal skills, who is detail-oriented and enthusiastic to work closely with principal investigators.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
-Assists PIs in the development, review, and submission of all Federal, State, and foundation grants and contracts applications. Manages timelines and the overall progression of submission to ensure the on-time completion of high quality, responsive and compliant proposal applications. -Continuously develops and maintains a strong working knowledge of federal rules and regulations that govern research grants as well as stays informed about sponsor terms and conditions for submitting and administering grant awards. -Prepares grant budgets and budget justifications based on the aims provided and RFA technical content requirements in full compliance with sponsor/donor and CU policies, as well as engages outside collaborators, and establishes subcontracts; -Prepares and compiles all components of each grant submission, ensures that the proposal is formatted, packaged, and submitted in accordance with granting agency requirements; -Maintains detailed, up-to-date records of PI's other support, biosketches, and grant submission documents; -Responds to RFAs and summary statements and addresses issues prior to submission -In coordination with the Post-Award Team and the principal investigators, promotes accurate preparation and timely submission of progress reports as required by sponsoring program; -Tracks the status of pending applications, follows up with investigator regarding review/funding status of application; -Supports investigators in responding to Just-In-Time requests and -Ensures files are complete for awarded applications, secures missing information from principal investigators and/or administrators -Maintains standards: budget templates, standardized checklists for core staff and PIs tailored to the sponsor/mechanism, standardized filing system using shared drives, updated resources and facilities; -Prepares summary reports of applications submissions and outcomes to Director of Pre-Award -Develops and maintains a positive relationship with funding agencies, collaborating organizations and multiple internal offices -Works collaboratively and cooperatively with faculty, grant writers, P&S proposal development and Pre-Award team, and all aspects of grant administration; -Trains under the direction of the Director and other senior staff to continuously develop and gain sound knowledge and expertise in all aspects of grant administration; -Performs other related duties as assigned, including support on special projects, as required.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of related experience required. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel. Prior experience with and understanding of NIH systems (eRA Commons, ASSIST, RePORTER) required.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Demonstrated customer service focus with the ability to interact and collaborate with multiple constituencies as well as capacity to work with a high degree of independence and successfully within a deadline driven, multi-tasking operating environment. Excellent analytical, organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Ability to handle multiple projects. Self-motivated and demonstrates initiative, patience, and resourcefulness in adapting to sudden changes.
Preferred Qualifications: A bachelor's degree in biological science or business/administration degree such as finance, accounting, business administration, business, public health, public administration, or a directly related field.
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Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_172221
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