It is an exciting time at USC. We are world-renowned for our innovative education, academic excellence and path-breaking research in a vibrant region exploding with potential. As part of a university that is on an upward trajectory, excellent development and advancement opportunities are possible here. Ultimately, you will support the universityâs expansive, humanity-centered mission: âThe development of human beings and society as a whole through the cultivation and enrichment of the human mind and spirit.â
The Dornsife Business Office at the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences is seeking an Associate Research Administrator to join its team. Specifically, the Associate Research Administrator will manage day-to-day activities for post-award research administration for a variety of departments with sponsored research portfolios.
The ideal candidate will have research administration experience. The candidate should be detail oriented and have a good understanding of the award lifecycle. We are looking for confidence within award management, ability to work under pressure, and exceptional organizational skills.Â The candidate should be proactive, hence be willing to get involved and provide support as needed.
Job responsibilities include:
Assist the principal investigator in the preparation of the administrative components of proposals within parameters of sponsored and non- sponsored research guidelines. Oversees and communicates submission process, both paper and electronic. Review documents for completeness and compliance.
Develop, prepare, and finalizes project budgets. Provides budget justification.
Serves as primary liaison and active partner between principal investigators, Office of Sponsored Research, research groups, and other departments. Responds to sponsor inquiries.
Collaborates with Office of Sponsored Research to ensure awards are set up properly and cost-sharing requirements are fulfilled. Initiates cost transfers.
Reviews and approves expenditures.Â Advises on post award spending and commitment activity. Oversees compliance related to fund and revenue.
Develops and communicates reports supporting project status. Creates effective forecasting and decision aids.
Participates in contract closeout process. Submits final reports and certificates. Compiles information and documents needed for audit inquiries.
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.
Required Documents and Additional Information:
Resume and cover letter required (may be uploaded as one file). Please do not submit your application without these documents.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of (5) five business days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended, so please apply on the same business day if interested.
USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff and their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans with employer contributions after six months of employment; tuition benefits for staff and their family; free Professional Development classes; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses and free tram pick up services; discounts to sporting and other campus events.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.
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.
Internal Number: REQ20083946
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