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Research Administrator II

Childrens Hospital Boston
Boston

Job Description

We are seeking a seasoned research grants professional with strong time management and attention to detail skills to join our dynamic team in this hospital-funded role. Under minimal supervision of the Cardiovascular Surgery Department Administrator, this position works closely with designated Principal Investigators in monitoring, and administering federal and/or state grant funds, private foundation grants, subcontracts and projects supported by, discretionary and endowment funds. The Research Grants Administrator will prepare grant applications, coordinate required institutional reviews and approvals, and work with principal investigators to ensure timely submission of funding proposals. This position requires demonstration of an understanding of federal cost allocation principles in order to ensure that federal grant funds are appropriately utilized. Responsibilities will include: Process financial transactions according to established policies and procedures. Utilize hospital financial systems and financial reports to monitor monthly grant expenses and ensure compliance with sponsor/donor regulations. Develop and prepare financial reports and other analyses to assist principal investigators in monitoring spending rates and forecasting future funding needs. Oversee departmental administration of effort reporting and ensure timely submission of signed effort certificates. Work with principal investigators to properly allocate salary costs to grants consistent with research effort as new grants are awarded and throughout the grant as staff activities change. Collaborate with appropriate central administration offices to represent the needs of the research faculty, (i.e. Human Resources, Payroll, Finance, Purchasing, Research Administration). Provide counsel to researchers regarding proposal preparation, and advise principal investigators on how to maintain appropriate stewardship of sponsored funds. Review transactions, budgets or grant applications prepared by others and provide final approvals. This position is eligible to have signature authority on restricted funds. Requirements: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required 3 5 years of NIH grant administration experience is required. Experience with FDA or multi-centered grants preferred Excellent communication skills in order to effectively deal with conflicting views or issues and mediate fair solutions, and welldeveloped writing skills. Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office and database applications. Must be able to work independently, handle multiple priorities and simultaneous time deadlines. The ability to independently seek out answers from the appropriate grant publication and/or other resource Accuracy is critical as financial/grant consequences for the Department are significant. ~MN~

Schedule

Full Time - 40 Hours

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