Manager, Research Business Center, Clinical and Translational Research

Job Description:

Manage and oversee the administration of sponsored research activities, including pre- and post-award administration for the Research Center. As the primary administrator for the Center, work with the Center Director, Center leadership and faculty, overseeing Center administration (including but not limited to space allocation, capital equipment purchasing, personnel management and core services) and sponsored research administration and management. Oversee Center financial and research compliance responsibilities: monitor and maintain research compliance through pre-award budgeting and application development and preparation, post-award budget forecasting, monthly review of budget status, existing and forecasted expenses, and capital budgets. Collaborate with Research Center Directors, Director of Integrated Business Services and other departments to manage and advise on financial or other management issues. Serve as PI, and their research team, advocate to identify and eliminate roadblocks, and to ensure that research activities are appropriately resourced. Supervise fiscal management and administrative center staff. Regularly collect, analyze, and report Center performance metrics. Use lean methodologies to create change and act as a catalyst for improvement in processes, cross-functional team effectiveness, and advancement of the Research Institute RPDS system to achieve defined improvement goals and objectives.

Successful applicants will have previous experience developing complex, multi-phase clinical trial budgets; negotiating study budgets and revisions and basic knowledge of medical terminology. This experience will also include forecasting and tracking study costs along submitting requests for study invoices and monitoring sponsor payments.


Required Education/Experience: - Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, business management or related field. - Minimum five years related experience, which must include administrative/management experience, and at least 3 years experience within the grants and contracts arena including pre- and post-award activities in all of the following: National Institute of Health and other federal grants, private foundation grants, and industry contracts. - Minimum two years supervisory experience. Required Credentials: N/A Preferred: - Certified Research Administrator or equivalent experience. - Experience managing a recharge/core in compliance with federal policies. - At least 2 years experience in leading continuous improvement projects.

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