The University ofMaryland, Baltimore School of Medicine, Department of Diagnostic Radiology andNuclear Medicine has an opening for a Program Specialist. The selected candidate will be responsible forsupporting multiple NIH funded grants and contracts, while also providingassistance to Principal Investigators and staff within the program. Theposition will manage and organize the daily schedule, on-going researchprojects, regulated affairs, and internal and external operations of thePrincipal Investigators in addition to gathering all relevant informationneeded for proposals and coordinating grant submissions with the DepartmentResearch Administrator.
The University ofMaryland, Baltimore offers a generous benefits package that includes 22vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive healthinsurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and theirdependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Plan, coordinate, and oversee a variety of professional and administrative activities related to the efficient day-to-day operation of the research program.
Coordinate contracts and grants submissions with the Department Research Administrator.
Work closely with the Research Administrator and Senior Contracts and Grants Specialist to gather & enter information into pertinent research administration software.
Prepare periodic reports, financial statements and records on program activities, progress, status or other special reports for management or outside agencies.
Confer with and advise staff, students and others to provide technical advice, problem solving assistance, answers to questions and program goals and policy interpretation; refer to appropriate department person when unable to respond.
Assist the Principal Investigators gathering all relevant information for developing grant proposals and progress reports for existing grants.
Review program documents independently or in conjunction with the PIs in the program to make decisions pertaining to the program.
Evaluate program effectiveness in order to develop improved methods; devise evaluation methodology and implements; analyze results and recommend and/or take appropriate action.
Coordinate with external vendors, contractors and collaborators.
Assist with purchasing materials, supplies and services for the program.
Assist program directors and program staff with travel arrangements and travel reimbursement needs
Coordinate the participant payment and petty cash needs for multiple programs.
Develop and facilitate workshops, meetings or conferences; coordinate logistics, scheduling and travel for program faculty and staff.
Research and obtain articles for collaborative study efforts.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting,Public Health or related field.
Preferred Education: Advanced degree is preferred.
Experience: Two (2) years administrative/coordinator programexperience. Administrative experience in an academic setting ispreferred. Experience with NIH grants preferred.
Other: Consideration may be given for a unique combination ofeducation and experience
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Skill in acting as a liaison with internal (and external) clients
Ability to prioritize, plan and execute multiple complicated and continuing assignments in a timely manner with various deadlines.
Working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet computer software.
Skill in exercising initiative, resourcefulness, and sound judgment with an ability to solve problems and make decisions.
Ability to prioritize ongoing and new projects necessary to implementing a specific organizational program.
Skill in communicating efficiently and effectively both orally and in writing with a variety of people internal and external to the organization.
Skill in continuously seeking to improve the quality of services and processes.
Skill in the use of relevant computer software applications.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Employee Class :Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time:Full-Time
:Medicine - Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
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