Research Outreach and Assessment Associate (ROAA), Office of Research Development Services - George

Washington D.C.
Jan 08, 2018
Mar 06, 2018
Analyst, Research
Full Time
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Research Outreach and Assessment Associate (ROAA), Office of Research Development Services - Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown's Office of Research Development Services (RDS) provides assistance to faculty and staff in the submission of all sponsored research grant, contract and cooperative agreement applications. RDS staff members help investigators prepare and route the required proposal documents necessary for institutional review and approval.

The Research Outreach and Assessment Associate (ROAA) supports the strategic scientific mission of GUMC, primarily by facilitating communication on sponsored research opportunities, activities, policies and procedures to GUMC faculty, staff and other research-related offices (e.g., Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Trials, Corporate, and Foundation Relations.) Reporting to the Deputy Director of Research Development Services, the ROAA works closely with the SAVP for Sponsored Research, RDS team members, and the RDS Chief of Staff in duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Develops research-related metrics reports for the RDS Deputy Director, Senior Associate Vice President for Sponsored Research and the Office of the Dean for Research to track trends in research-related activities (e.g., proposal submissions, awards, process flow, internal and external collaborations) and to identify issues related to administrative support. 
  • Promotes the development of collaborative partnerships across the Medical Center and other University campuses, specifically through events like Research Development Day, internal grant review committees and funding roundtables.
  • Coordinates and facilitates training for investigators, support staff and other stakeholders
  • Manages system administration of the internal routing systems (e.g., Georgetown University Proposal Application Submission System (GU-PASS).
  • Coordinates research services and compliance, website development, and maintenance.
  • Provides administrative support for specialized grant submissions (e.g., training grants, fellowships) and tracking contract requirements, such as small business utilization plans and milestones.
  • Cultivates and maintains interaction with internal and external constituents, as well as government and other academic institutions.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 4 to 6 years of experience in an academic setting, ideally 5+ years of research administration experience in a high-volume setting
  • Knowledge of components of NIH, NSF. and DOD grants and contracts
  • Knowledge of administrative, cost, and principles related to sponsored research activities, including OMB A-21, A-110, A-133, and OMB Uniform Guidance
  • Experience with NIH funding mechanisms, for example multi-component mechanisms, including some budget development
  • Experience in planning and coordinating large-scale events
  • Ability to perform in a deadline driven, high pressure environment, and the ability to interact successfully with a diverse customer base
  • Ability to identify new and unique solutions to strategic issues perform in an “interpreneurial” setting
  • Excellent organization and communication (verbal and written) skills

Preferred qualification

Certified Research Administrator (CRA)

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