Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center (NCCC) is seeking an experienced grants and contracts professional to fill the role of Associate Research Administrator.Â Â Under the direction of the NCCC Research Administrator, this position will support the daily Cancer Centerâs contracts and grants research activity and other financial needs. The core job duties are:
Participates with principal investigator in the preparation of the administrative components of proposals within parameters of sponsored and non-sponsored research guidelines.
Develops, prepares, and finalizes project budgets. Serves as primary liaison and active partner between principal investigators, Office of Sponsored Research, research groups, and other departments.
Collaborates with Office of Sponsored Research to ensure awards are set up properly and cost sharing requirements are fulfilled.
Reviews and approves expenditures. Develops and communicates reports supporting project status. Participates in contract closeout process.
Understands, applies, and advises on University and government policies for projects. Serves as a resource on subject area and overall technical resource to principal investigator and other University staff.
Stay informed regarding agency funding/spending guidelines.Â Communicate information to faculty and other research-related staff regarding policies and procedures and guidelines for Federal, Non-Federal and Foundation grants.
Perform other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
The USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center (NCCC) is one of the largest units on the USC campus with nearly 280 faculty members and over $80M in research funding. According to U.S. News & World Reportâs 2018â2019 Best Hospitals rankings, NCCC and Keck Medicine of USC is the highest-ranked cancer provider in Southern California and #16 nationally. The NCCC Director is the chief executive tasked with oversight of the entire USC cancer center enterprise.Associate Research Administrator for the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degreeCombined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 3 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise:Basic knowledge of governmental regulations. Strong accounting skills. Competency inproject management. A Bachelorâs Degree with broad knowledge of relevant researchcomputer software, e.g.: Microsoft Access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Outlook, SPSS,Visio, and SunGard. Experience in creating and analyzing statistical reports. Must be ableto utilize computer technology to access data, maintain records and generate reports.Proven oral and written communication skills to interact with other employees.
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