Primary position responsibilities include reviewing and approving proposals, negotiation and acceptance of awards, and issuing subawards under Brown prime agreements and general, non-financial, award administration. In addition, OSP works in close collaboration with a number of partner offices on and off campus to help ensure the overall effective coordination of research administration services, systems, policies, and processes.
The GCA will provide timely, high-quality and coordinated research administrative services to Brown University faculty, researchers and departmental staff. The GCA is responsible interpreting and explaining request for proposal requirements, contract and grant award terms and conditions, and assisting in the resolution of problems that develop in the course of projects by consulting with the investigator(s), staff, and sponsors. The GCA will participate in developing and providing training to department-based research administrators.
The GCA must be energetic and able to function effectively and independently in a fast-moving environment subject to external pressure and frequent interruptions. S/he is expected to provide back-up support for their colleagues, and develop and implement ideas for increasingly effective service. As a professional staff member, he or she is an advocate for responsive, effective research administration. S/he will be expected to participate in meetings, provide training and outreach with various departments in the University community.
BS/BA required; 3 to 5 years of research administration experience including negotiation of sponsored research agreements or equivalent education and experience. Experience in research-intensive university or academic medical center is preferred.
Key skills of successful candidate will include analytical, critical thinking, planning and organizing, attention to detail and accuracy, excellent follow-through and ability to anticipate needs of the research community including external sponsors.
Knowledge of Grants.gov, NIH eCommons, NSF FastLane, Research.gov, NASA NSPIRES, Proposal Central and other common eRA portals is expected.Knowledge of InfoEd, Coeus or other electronic grants management systems is strongly preferred. Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Adobe Acrobat required. Experience participating in a grants system implementation is a plus.
Understanding of Uniform Guidance at 2 CFR 200,Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and, as well asfederal and non-federalpre- and post- award guidelines.Familiarity with subrecipient compliance issues including all aspects of subrecipient monitoring as well as international research requirements, cost-sharing, effort reporting, conflict of interest, salary cap. Knowledge of Export Control Regulations and matters including Conflict of Interest in research, the IACUC and IRB process.
Awareness of academic research policies related to federal and non-federal grants and contracts is expected as is ability to review accurately, in detail, grant, contract and all other documents related to research, written procedures and correspondence. Experience with public speaking preferred.
Understanding of Brown's objectives, policies, organization and procedures is helpful.
The final candidate will be required to complete a background check successfully and provide references.
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Grant and Contract Administrator 1
Office of Sponsored Projects
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