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Assistant/Associate Director Research Administration
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Dec. 1, 2021
Title Assistant/Associate Director Research Administration
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Research

Position Summary
The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPPS) is seeking an Assistant/Associate Director of Research Administration to manage research administration activities in support of the faculty. As an active member of research teams, will provide administrative support to pre and post award activities of the school’s faculty. The Research Administrator will report to the Associate Dean for Resource Management and work closely with the Associate Dean for Research.

Responsibilities include:
Provide post award management to faculty including detailed reconciliation of assigned project budget with consideration for allocability and allowability of charges that includes the following research functions:
perform principal investigators (PI) account reconciliations including management of budget, forecasting, personnel allocation, and carryover determination in coordination with Sponsored Programs
monitor end dates for grants and track PI effort
coordinate with principal investigators to ensure compliance with grant guidelines and effect changes as required.
manage budget, reporting and compliance timelines through the lifecycle of the grant or contract.
Advise and assist SPPS faculty and staff with grant and/or subcontract proposals, which may include:
manage the development of budgets and budget justifications which include proofing the budget for inconsistencies, ensuring accuracy with budgets, obtaining SPS review and approval.
assist in the development of non-technical documents including research development, review, editing, and completion of various federal and non-federal packages.
advise and assist principal investigators with CLICK and submissions.
act as liaison between the faculty and Sponsored Projects Services.

Interpret and apply policies and requirements for specific granting agencies that include NIH, DOD, NSF, PCORI, and investigator-initiated research projects.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About UB
The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree
Three years professional experience in research administration (pre or post award management)
Candidate must have excellent interpersonal communication skills, including verbal and written, active listening and critical thinking.
Ability to communicate and operate effectively in diverse community of students and faculty.
Candidate must be able to balance multiple submissions and other responsibilities with accuracy and attention to detail while meeting appropriate deadlines and timeframes.
Demonstrate flexibility and strong work ethic, work independently and exercise good judgement and follow through.
Strong organizational and computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
Preferred Qualifications
Experience in a higher education and research settings, working with faculty, staff, and students
Experience in post award management of federal and investigator-initiated research grants
Experience with University at Buffalo policies and procedures.
Experience with University at Buffalo systems (CLICK, ShopBlue E-Req, E-PTF,)
Working accounting skills for budget and active grant reviews
Certified in CITI training that includes, Good Clinical Practice, Biomedical Research, HIPAA, and animal research certification

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