Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics is seeking a grant and/or research administrative professional to join our team during an exciting time of growth and transition. Our administrative team members represent strong grant and research backgrounds and several years of experience between them, creating an excellent environment for a department-based research administrative professional to be supported, grow, and thrive. Our new Department Chair will be starting on July 1 with plans to continue to grow the Department. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many new opportunities for our faculty who are experts in the fields of biochemistry and molecular biophysics. Our work environment for administrative staff (currently is all ‘from home’), will likely transition to a model that involves some if not substantial working from home post-pandemic.
We seek an independent working and self-motivated (but still a team player) individual to join our administrative team. Our team assists Department Investigators in the submission of and/or management of their grants and finances, as well as other administrative aspects of managing the business of a basic-science Department. Applicants from a wide-range of experience will be considered.
Along with your resume, please include a cover letter that details:
Your experience in grant and research administration (roles served, types of portfolios, contracting and sub-contracting, foreign collaborations).
What you would consider as your ideal position both in the short and long-term (grant submitting, managing awarded funds, or managing all functions from ‘cradle to grave’).
Your experience and desire to work with other functions (IE HR/payroll, purchasing, space management, finance, recharge facilities, etc.) that impact the research administrative realm.
Bachelor's degree and at least two years of experience in grant management.
Will consider five or more years of experience in lieu of education requirement.
Strong background in post-award tasks.
Working knowledge of MyDay.
Proficient in OMB Circulars and associated allowable/allocable costs.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Base pay commensurate with experience.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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