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Coordinator, Research Center, CMS

Rosalind Franklin Univ. of Medicine & Science
North Chicago, IL 60064
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Rosalind Franklin Univ. of Medicine & Science

Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Location: North Chicago, IL, US

Position Summary

Work closely with the Center Director(s) to Provide administrative leadership as part of a team to support biomedical research center programs and their research missions. Provide lifecycle pre- & post-award research administration ensuring the fulfillment of all grant and/or contract & compliance requirements. Manage overall day-to-day research administration activities and ensure that all activities are completed in compliance with associated local, state, federal & institutional rules & regulations . Provide administrative support for the Center Director(s), PIs and Research Staff.

Who We Are

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFU) is a graduate health sciences university committed to serving the population through the interprofessional education of health and biomedical professionals and the discovery of knowledge dedicated to improving wellness. The university embodies the spirit of inquiry and excellence modeled by its namesake Dr. Rosalind Franklin, whose Photo 51 was crucial to solving the structure of DNA. RFU is nationally recognized for its research in areas including neuroscience, brain-related diseases, inherited disorders, proteomics, cancer cell biology and immunology, cardiac resuscitation, and gait and balance.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Manages pre-award administration of grants and/or contracts
  • Reviews and assesses proposal solicitation and determines appropriate resolution
  • Responsible for obtaining an accurate and timely completed Federal and/or Sponsor regulated proposal routing form
  • Completes and pre-approves all proposal components in InfoEd or in other Sponsors package forms
  • Creates proposal budgets with effort commitment for personnel
  • Coordinates and pre-approves large-scale proposals with collaborators outside of RFUMS (subcontracts) including obtaining institutional letters of consortium
  • Ensures that proper regulatory protocols are established and completed i.e. IRB/IACUC/EHS and Conflict of Interest
  • Manages post-award administration of research grants and/or contracts from inception to closing of accounts
  • Oversees/Administers the centers entire sponsored project portfolio
  • Interprets award documents and ensures that grants and contracts are administered according to their award requirements
  • Manages effort commitments of key project personnel and thus Pre-approves Key Personnel Effort Forms using the Effort Reporting System
  • Ensures compliance with all appropriate RFUMS policies & practices; local, state, federal, agency & sponsor rules, regulations & requirements regarding grant and/or contract administration.
  • Points out potential compliance problems & issues involving research safety, animal subjects, human subjects, funding and regulatory agencies
  • Monitors Center Project Account Balances using SQL Financial Statements ensuring that expenditures are done in according with Sponsors rules
  • Identifies and resolve compliance issues that requires understanding of Sponsors specific requirements and effort reporting knowledge
  • Reviews award budget status, identifies issues and suggests adequate changes and needs to PIs
  • Provides OSR/PI with financial data needed for interim and final financial and technical progress reports
  • Facilitates account close out activities, coordinating with OSR as needed
  • Perform a wide range of administrative support functions for the Center Director, faculty members, staff, and more generally the RFU research enterprise.
  • Flexibility to assume other Research Center Administrator Level IIs tasks when needed
  • Coordinate various activities between Directors/Centers/OSR/EHS/BRF/IRB
  • Prepare and compile materials for meetings/conferences/seminars
  • Establish and maintain collegial relationships with internal/external constituencies
  • Provide and develop reports using online tools upon request
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director, Research Administration (EVP office) and/or Center Director, Center for Neurobiology of Stress Resilience & Psychiatric Disorders

Required Education & Experience
  • Bachelors Degree or appropriate combination of education and experience
  • 3-5 years research administration
  • Experience with budgeting & financial management
  • Must achieve satisfactory results from a background check
  • Must have proof of COVID19 vaccination or a university approved exemption

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • General understanding of accounting principles and OMB 2 CFR 200
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Effective communication skills both written & oral
  • Problem-solver; critical thinking ability
  • Ability to manage and determine priorities, details and tasks with accuracy and efficiency
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite; specifically Word and Excel
  • Commitment to confidentiality and professionalism
  • Ability to make sound/accurate decisions using professional judgement
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of team
  • Ability to exhibit sensitivity and respect in all aspects of the job
  • Display strong, positive work ethic with a high level of integrity

Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior office experience

Typical Physical Demands & Working Conditions
  • Selected candidate must have the mental and physical capabilities to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

EOE, Including Disability / Vets



Posted: 2021-08-23 Expires: 2021-09-23
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