Research Administrator I
Stanford University is seeking a Research Administrator 1 to work under guidance to manage the proposal preparation and/or post award activities on less complex sponsored projects, such as federal grants, foundation grants, and simple industrial contracts.
About the Department of Pathology:
Comprised of extraordinary faculty and staff, our mission is to improve the ability to diagnose, treat and understand the origin and manifestation of human disease, and to care for those who have or are at risk to develop disease. We accomplish this through our clinical services (in all fields of anatomic and clinical pathology, including molecular and genomic pathology, histocompatibility testing and transfusion medicine) and be research (which includes basic, translational and clinical research into the origins and manifestations of disease, including efforts to improve disease prediction and prevention as part of the goal of achieving precision medicine and health), and also by educating future leaders in pathology and related fields. Everything we do is to achieve the goals of providing the highest quality of clinical services to the patients for whom we passionately care, to advance our ability to understand, diagnose, monitor and ultimately to cure disease or to prevent or delay its occurrence, and to provide outstanding education and career development opportunities to those who share these goals. For more information about the department visit http://pathology.stanford.edu/
About the Position:
As a Research Administrator in the Department of Pathology at Stanford University, you will review and reconcile accounting transactions and supporting documents for accuracy, authorizations and compliance. You will prepare accurate reports to the Department’s faculty and staff members in a dynamic work environment. In addition, you will collaborate in a team environment to contribute to the Department in ways to effectively streamline processes and assist with testing and implementing the procedures. You will be working with a Team of Research Administrators and attend weekly team meetings to discuss and share processes and any updates to sponsor policies. You will work under the supervision of a manager to maintain adherence to deadlines and compliance procedures. You should be highly organized, proactive, extremely detail oriented and be able to multi-task with ease in a fast-paced environment. Regardless of your assignment, you will be expected to demonstrate strong business judgement, professional etiquette and exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills. In addition to having a “can-do” attitude and pleasant demeanor, you must have extraordinary communication skills that allow you to interact with a diverse group of people.
- Assist in the preparation of routine proposals within parameters of sponsored and non-sponsored research guidelines. Coordinate and communicate submission process, both paper and electronic; review documents for completeness and compliance.
- Develop, prepare, and finalize project budgets, and provide budget justification
- Serve as liaison and active partner between principal investigators, Office of Sponsored Research, research groups, and other departments; respond to sponsor inquiries.
- Collaborate with Office of Sponsored Research to ensure awards are set up properly, including cost-sharing awards if applicable.
- Review and understand the terms and conditions of sponsored projects administered, including linked/footnoted terms and conditions not provided in hard copy or electronic copy.
- Initiate expenditures; monitor post award spending and commitment activity. Review and certify monthly expenditure statements, and facilitate quarterly review by principal investigators.
- Download and monitor reports supporting project status, and use forecasting and decision aides under guidance.
- Participate in contract closeout process and audit inquiries; submit final reports and certificates.
- Coordinate and organize events, such as conferences, meetings, site visits, or sponsor reviews, related to sponsored projects as needed.
- Participate in and contribute to process improvements and group projects.
Education & Experience (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree and one year of job related experience, or combination of education and experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (REQUIRED):
- Ability to learn and stay updated about university and government policies (FAR, Cost Accounting Standards, Office of Management and Budget circulars, sponsored guidelines, etc.) to properly administer sponsored projects.
- Demonstrated understanding of terminology, such as compliance, title, sub-contractor, consultant, audit, and accounting review.
- Willingness and ability to understand and interpret university policies and procedures.
- Excellent oral, written, and verbal communication skills.
- Excellent analytical skills; demonstrated expertise in Excel and web-based tools.
- Strong accounting skills; knowledge of basic accounting principles.
- Ability to complete Cardinal Curriculum I and II while in position.
- Extreme attention to detail.
- Ability to work well independently, but also to seek assistance when needed.
- Excellent time management and organizational skills.
Certifications & Licenses:
Cardinal Curriculum I and II must be completed to remain in this position.
- Frequently sit, grasp lightly, use fine manipulation and perform desk-based computer tasks, lift, carry, push and pull objects weighing up to ten pounds.
- Occasionally stand, walk, grasp forcefully, use a telephone, write by hand and sort and file paperwork or parts.
- Rarely lift, carry, push and pull objects weighing 11-20 pounds.
- Schedule: Full-time
- Job Code: 4481
- Employee Status: Regular
- Grade: F
- Requisition ID: 87249