This is a temporary, benefuts eligible, full-time (40 hours per week) position and is expected to last up to 12 months with the possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance, availability of work, and departmental/collegiate funding.
This position provides grant and research support to faculty in the Department of Surgery and reports to the Administrative Director for Research.
Responsibilities/duties: The Grants/Contracts Professional 2 will be part of the Department of Surgery Research Support Services (SRSS) team to manage grant proposals, assist in creating tools and improving processes, and manage electronic files, data and forms, as well as other pre-award duties as assigned. This individual will work closely with the other members of SRSS as well as with faculty and their personnel to initiate and facilitate proposal and grant activities. They will offer guidance and expertise on the preparation and submission of proposals for external and internal funding as well as budgeting, compliance, electronic data and file management, and reporting.
Proposal Preparation and Award Management (80%) Manage the proposal preparation and submission process from initial development through application submission for faculty, postdocs, graduate RAs and other trainees. Responsibilities include obtaining sponsor’s request for proposals, understanding eligibility, understanding budget limitations, identifying solutions to sponsor’s restrictions, preparing budget and administrative portions of the proposal, obtaining subaward documentation, finalizing all parts of the proposal, preparing proposal routing forms (PRFs), liaising with departmental and collegiate administration and SPA throughout the submission process, and communicating with the sponsor. Understand and communicate sponsor and University restrictions regarding PI/staff eligibility, cost sharing, F&A sharing, sponsor restrictions, and award terms, and monitor research compliance requirements. Develop budgets for sponsored projects in collaboration with the principal investigator(s) ensuring proposals contain appropriate effort and other resources. Obtain and complete sponsor budget and other forms for all new/renewal proposals, using sponsor systems such as ASSIST, Workspace, proposalCentral, etc. Work with other departments and institutions on collaborative applications. Maintain NIH biosketches. Assist with new departmental research initiatives as they are developed. Assist faculty in identifying new funding opportunities.
Development and Planning (10%) Participate in bi-weekly Grants Management Team planning meetings regarding current issues, policy updates, workload, processes, future tool development, etc. Provide feedback on templates/job aids and additional guidance for new and experienced PIs thereby making processes more efficient and documents more thorough and accurate Continue professional development by attending relevant courses, workshops, seminars, professional society meetings and other training opportunities
Compliance and Research Project Management (10%) Ensure that research personnel are compliant with all UMN, state and federal regulations. Continually update records and assist with identifying needed trainings. Ensure compliance with University research policies and procedures in all tasks.
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
Excellent retirement plans with employer match
Disability and employer paid life insurance
Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
Student loan forgiveness opportunity
Opportunities for growth and promotion
Employee Assistance Program
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All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
BA or BS with at least 2 years of professional experience performing scientific, administrative, budgetary or grant duties or a combination of related education and work experience to equal six years.
Demonstrated ability to simultaneously work on multiple projects with fixed deadlines and ability to re-prioritize tasks as needed to successfully meet all deadlines
Effective team member skills and the ability to effectively interface with all levels of the organization (students, staff, faculty, central administration).
Demonstrated effective problem identification and problem solving skills
Demonstrated willingness to learn and grow professionally
Capable of accepting responsibility with a high level of independent initiative, proactivity and creativity
Demonstrated ability to work independently with a high level of accountability, follow-through and internal drive
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
Experience working in a higher education institution
Experience in pre- award management, budget and contract preparation as well as experience with NIH award management, business and Industry award management or clinical trials management.
Experience with electronic proposal submission systems such as Grants.gov, ProposalCentral and other grants management (e.g., UMN’s EGMS), sponsor grant databases (e.g., NIH RePORTER) and funding opportunity databases (e.g., Pivot) or University of Minnesota financial systems
Internal Number: 340367
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