Research Administrator I - Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging - (21001350)
This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.
Under general supervision, responsible for administering standard portfolio of sponsored awards. Utilizing knowledge of academic area, works with faculty to develop sponsored proposals and to manage post-award compliance activities. May assist school management with other assigned program operation functions.
Reviews funding proposal opportunity announcement or request for grant proposal to gain understanding of requirements, submission process and sponsor guidelines. Using the Research Administration System, prepares business components of grant application, prepares and routes proposal for internal approval, and submits proposal to the Office of Pre-Award Research Administration for final review and submission to the sponsor.
Prepares proposal's categorized budget and budget justification, confirming accuracy of costs. Verifies that correct facilities and administrative cost rate is applied. Identifies, obtains approval and ensures proper, documented cost share for proposal submission.
Develops responses to sponsor requests related to submission, such as revised budget and other support request information.
Once grant has been awarded, revises categorized budget as necessary. Provides information for appointment of individuals in compliance with grant provisions. Identifies need for advance accounts and no-cost extensions and takes responsibility for completing associated required internal documentation.
Monitors award budget, reviews contract and subcontracted procurement and financial transactions. Works with Principal Investigator (PI), school, department and central administration to determine allowable and allocable project charges. Develops burn-rate analysis and budget projections in Axiom budget system as needed.
Prepares timely and accurate grant award reporting and close-out documentation.
May assist school management with other assigned program operation functions.
The following required knowledge and skills as typically acquired by completing Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
0-2 years of related experience
Knowledge of funding agencies and their programs
Understanding of regulations that govern federal research funding and related areas of regulatory compliance
Proficient with MS Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and internet
Proficient with electronic grants management systems (i.e., grants.gov, NIH eRA Commons, NSF Fastlane, ProposalCentral, etc.) or ability to learn these and other applicable systems
Special Work Schedule Requirements: May be required to attend meetings in various campus locations.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston
Organization: Core/Service Support-HNRC
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: May 14, 2021, 5:00:41 PM
Internal Number: 21001350
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