Research Administrator

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Feb 03, 2022
May 20, 2022
Full Time
Research AdministratorThe George Mason University, College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) is launching a search for two Research Administrators. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.Responsibilities:The Research Administrators will support the Office of the CHHS Associate Dean of Research. They will work directly with principal investigators and senior level local sponsored research administrators to manage pre-award activities in the College.Pre-award activities include, but are not limited to, assisting faculty/PI in the development, preparation, and submission of grant and contract proposals; ensure all applications meet agency and university guidelines and published timetables and deadlines; ensure proposals are entered and routed in a timely manner for further review; confer with PI and personnel at collaborating institutions to secure necessary subawards documents for proposals;Assist the PI in the development of budgets and budget justification which includes reviewing budgets for consistency with sponsor, monitoring compliance with agency and University regulations regarding submission; verify all financial information to include application of the appropriate overhead rate for the project;Coordinate and review certain proposal elements (bio-sketches and facilities & resources) for consistency, accuracy, and completeness;Monitor proposal status and advise PI on requirements and deadlines associated with research protection protocols;Work effectively with other offices (OSP, Fiscal Services, ORIA, schools, departments, divisions) on research proposal;Upon award acceptance, define account establishment parameters, including billing and reporting requirements, budget, and cost sharing obligations;Distribute award information to PIs, co-PIs and relevant staff;Coordinate and submit requests for No Cost Extensions, Carryover, rebudgeting requests, changes in scope, and other changes to the award; ensure all requests are done in compliance with sponsor guidelines and University policies;Assist in post award functions including managing budget, reporting and compliance timelines through the lifecycle of the grant or contract, and projecting and forecasting future award expenditures; andAssist in transferring awards in and out of the university.Required Qualifications:Knowledge of Uniform Guidance 2 CFR 200 federal rules and regulations;Understanding of grant and contract proposal submission processes and systems;Proficient use of computers and working knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) to create high-quality written documents; andExcellent customer service orientation.Preferred Qualifications:Bachelor's degree preferred; any appropriate combination of relevant experience and/or work experience may be considered;Experience in Sponsored Programs Administration or related field preferred;Certified Research Administrator preferred;Knowledge of University policies and procedures relating to grant and contracts activities; andAbility to work independently with minimum supervision in a deadline-oriented environment.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application. Please upload a (1) cover letter, (2) a resume, and (3) a list of three professional references with contact information. Also, please include (4) a diversity statement summarizing the extent to which you have worked with any individuals from marginalized groups in a teaching, mentorship or advisory capacity, and how you helped them identify and overcome barriers to success.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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