Manages The Department of Epidemiology's Pre-Award Process. Assists Principal Investigators and faculty in the development, review, and renewal of grants, contracts and subcontract proposals. Coordinates and facilitates pre-award grant preparation and submission process in collaboration with the MSPH Office of Research (MSPH-SPA). Researches, digests and disseminates information regarding research funding opportunities; maintains data on funding sources and a library of agency policies, procedures, and documentation. Interfaces with Sponsored Program Administration, Columbia Technology Ventures and the Clinical Trials Office on behalf of investigators.
Prepares and develops project budgets. Works with The Department of Epidemiology's Departmental Administrator and Associate Director of Grants and Finance in the preparation of the annual research budgets for progress reports and no-cost extensions.
Works with Principal Investigators, faculty, Departmental Administrator and Associate Director of Grants to ensure compliance and adherence to pertinent regulations, policies and procedures that govern sponsored grant funds. Stays abreast of NIH and external agency regulations, policies and guidelines related to the conduct of research. Participates in regulatory audits and inspections; corrects deficiencies. Ensures compliance and regulatory requirements for grants are fulfilled and milestone deadlines. Manages PMCID submissions for grants.
Cross covers other administrative positions and performs other duties as assigned.
Pre-award grant coordination 70%
Administrative staff functions 15%
Oversight of subcontracts 10%
Related duties as assigned 5%
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in training, education, and /or experience plus a minimum of two years related experience are required.
Ability to evaluate financial questions, make recommendations and follow up to assure compliance, as well as ability to manage a diverse range of projects. Excellent written and oral communication skills, plus proficiency in Word and Excel. Strong management and organizational skills and exquisite attention to detail. Significant experience using Microsoft Excel. Ability to work under pressure with multiple and competing deadlines. Ability to work as part of a team, with administrative, research, and financial staff.
Familiarity with grant application systems such as InfoEd and ASSIST. Familiarity with the University's financial system. Knowledge of Federal, State, and University policies and regulations regarding the receipt and administration of grants and contracts
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