| Advertised Summary Job Description: The Associate Director of Research Administration is responsible for the Department's overall budget planning, tracking and management as related to the execution of the department's research related budget and financial operations. This includes analyzing, monitoring and evaluating the Department's pre-award, post-award, and sponsored and non-sponsored research activities. Job responsibilities include leading the budget and strategic planning processes, evaluating budget variances and making recommendations on appropriate corrective actions, prepare and present monthly budget and financial performance reports for departmental research activities. He/she is also responsible for serving as the Department's central liaison with SPF, SPA and CTO for matters related to grant management. The position will supervise the research administration team. This position will ensure the efficient, cost effective, administration and financial management of grants and contracts throughout the Department in compliance with internal and external policies and procedures. The Associate Director of Research Administration will report to the Senior Director of Research Administration.|
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus five years of related experience.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Must be able to demonstrate strong skills in financial analysis and financial management and an ability to interact with a broad spectrum of people, be highly organized, and work independently as well as a member of a team, meet deadlines and multi-task. Excellent oral/written communication, organizational, analytical, adaptable, creative, detail oriented and computer (e.g. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access) skills required. The position requires a motivated individual who has demonstrated leadership abilities, the ability to plan, possesses excellent interpersonal and strong organizational qualities who can interact with physicians, administrators, senior leadership and researchers and direct the activities of others.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with NIH application process and knowledge of research funding, competitive peer review funding system, research administration that includes financial operations in research organizations, regulatory affairs, and strategic planning preferred. Master's Degree in Business Administration preferred. Knowledge of University financial accounting system preferred.
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