Department: Office Sponsored Research Salary/Grade: EXS/6
Reviews and ensures accurate & timely submission of University wide sponsored research grant proposals for standard and routine activity such as NIH R01 proposals and NSF basic research grants. Provides administrative oversight for resulting awards; writes and negotiates standard sub-awards subject to the research terms and conditions. Manages a smaller constituency with a low degree of complexity in comparison to higher-level positions.
Writes & negotiates subcontract agreements subject to the Research Terms and Conditions for domestic recipients, using Federal Demonstration Project (FDP) boilerplate and taking into consideration Principal Investigator's (PI) needs and any special consideration. Reviews incoming award terms and flags unusual circumstances. May recommend standard award agreements for University endorsement. Records and tracks subcontract activity in central database.
Provides assistance & guidance to University faculty & staff, usually one-on-one or in small group settings. Assumes more direct contact with faculty.
Ensures compliance with University, federal and agency regulations, policies, forms and guidelines for the conduct of research. Monitors and communicates changes implemented by sponsors. Ensures full compliance with the issuance of sub- awards. Determines that all University & sponsor requirements have been met prior to University's endorsement & submission of proposals and acceptance of awards.
Performs other duties as assigned
BA or equivalent in education, experience &/or training.
1 to 3 yrs experience in the administration of sponsored research at an educational institution, in the federal government or at some other entity engaged in sponsored research or 3 yrs adm support experience in a research environment.
Demonstrated entry level of knowledge of:
Federal regulations related to research administration, including OMB A-21, OMB A-110, RTC terms and conditions.
Other major federal funding agency guidelines.
Major sponsor electronic systems such as Grants.gov, Commons, & FastLane.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 37895
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.