Research Administrator

Location
California, United States
Posted
18 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Dec 2018
Ref
80543
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Stanford University NCI Designated Cancer Clinical Trials Office seeks a Research Administrator. This position will report to the Cancer Clinical Trials Office (CCTO) Financial Manager. The Research Administrator is the Institutional Representative for sponsored cancer clinical trials and is the primary point of contact for sponsor and University clinical research grant and contract administrators. Working in collaboration with faculty, business managers and other departments, hospital and University staff, the Research Administrator directs and manages the clinical trial proposal and award process to ensure timely, compliant and accurate contracts. This includes protocol review and interpretation, interpretation and application of pertinent government regulations and guidelines, develops budgets, negotiates and provides strategic advice to the PI, ensuring that the contract budgets and payment schedules/terms meets sponsor, University, hospital and School pre-and post- award guidelines/regulations. The Research Administrator accepts the budget on behalf of the Cancer Center, provides expert consultation and oversight to ensure that sponsored research funds are managed and expended in compliance with internal and external policies, and continues as the institutional representative throughout the life of the award.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):


Bachelor's degree and five years ofjob related experience, or combination of education and experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):

  • Expert knowledge and fluency of governmental regulations (e.g. FAR, A-21, A-110, A-133, CAS).
  • Knowledge and ability to understand, interpret, and communicate university policies and procedures.
  • Excellent oral, written, and communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills; demonstrated proficiency in Excel and web-based tools. 
  • Strong accounting skills; knowledge of accounting principles.
  • Knowledge of procurement needs, including sole-sourcing, cost analyses, vendor requirements, and small business reporting. 
  • Strong knowledge of property management requirements related to Stanford or non-Stanford title of equipment and fabrications. 
  • Expert in project management, including managing international collaborations and complex multi-sub award contracts. 
  • Knowledge of personnel management, including proposing effort for and training and hiring of students, post-doctorals, academic appointments, regular staff, bargaining unit staff, and consultants, along with the circumstances appropriate for each type of position.
  • Extreme attention to detail.
  • Ability to review a proposal or manage a project with understanding of the overall scope and goal of each sponsored project. 
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.

CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:

  • Cardinal Curriculum I and II must be completed to remain in this position. 
  • Certified Accountant or Auditor, MBA, project management certification, or similar credential desired. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

  • 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. 

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to

WORK STANDARDS (from JDL):any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.