Researcher Administrator 2
Company: Stanford University
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: May 10, 2022
Stanford University is one of Silicon Valley's largest employers
- and one of the most unique. Our mission is to educate future
leaders and promote interdisciplinary, world-class research and
teaching. This passion makes Stanford an intensely creative,
rewarding, and challenging place to work. At Stanford University,
not only are you part of an exceptional team that values innovation
and education, but you also become part of a culture that brings
out the best in you. Stanford is committed to fostering a workplace
culture that promotes diversity, collaboration, and professional
growth. Our culture offers career development programs, competitive
pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase
financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives.
Research-the creation of new knowledge-is key to Stanford's
educational mission. Stanford research has led to breakthrough
remedies, devices, tools, and concepts, and hundreds of initiatives
solely for the betterment of humanity. Among the inventions and
discoveries that have resulted from Stanford research are MRI
technology, DNA cloning, the Pill, heart transplantation, and
digital music. The Office of Research Administration (ORA) manages
the administrative processes related to the entire lifecycle of
sponsored research from proposal submission and award negotiation
through financial reporting and award closeout as well as a broad
spectrum of research-related agreements. ORA submits over 5,000 new
proposals annually and manages more than 7,700 active sponsored
projects with a total budget exceeding $1.9 billion. ORA is
building a team of experienced research administrators to support
distributed units that request ORA to manage their sponsored
project proposal preparation and/or post award activities as either
short term or long-term assignments. The Research Administrator 2
will support Principal Investigators (PIs) and portfolios that
include a wide range of sponsors i.e. federal, non-federal and
industry as well as award types including but not limited to:
grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, subawards, both incoming
and outgoing, fellowships etc. - CORE DUTIES*:
- Participate with principal investigator in the preparation of
the administrative components of proposals within parameters of
sponsored and University research guidelines. Oversee and
communicate submission process, review documents for completeness
- Develop, prepare, and finalize project budgets, and provide
administrative components of budget justifications.
- Ensure that each award in the RA's portfolio adheres to
regulations set forth by the sponsor and the university.
- Review and approve expenditures, advise on post award spending
and commitment activity related to fund and revenue.
- Report on the fiscal status of each award to both PIs and
- May participate as a mentor and provide cross-training as
- Demonstrate commitment to regularly update and maintain
- Available to work before / after normal business hours, when
such hours are necessary to ensure the successful submission of an
important proposal or the completion of other time sensitive work.
* - Other relevant duties may also be assigned MINIMUM
REQUIREMENTS: Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree and three
years of relevant experience, or combination of education and
relevant experience. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Familiar with preparing proposals for and managing awards from
a wide range of sponsors i.e. federal, non-federal and industry as
well as award types including but not limited to: grants,
contracts, cooperative agreements, subawards, both incoming and
outgoing, fellowships etc.
- Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, manage shifting
priorities, and handle numerous time-sensitive projects with
- Demonstrated creativity, problem solving, critical analysis,
initiative, judgment, and decision-making skills.
- Demonstrated ability to develop and meet budget goals.
- Demonstrated solid planning and organizational skills.
- Demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a
- Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication
- Strong relevant subject matter knowledge. WORKING CONDITIONS:
- This position is eligible for domestic (US) remote work.
- May have occasional extended or weekend work hours during peak
business cycles. *The job duties listed are typical examples of
work performed by positions in this job classification and are not
designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory
of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and
responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs
without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level
of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as
assigned. * Consistent with its obligations under the law, the
University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee
with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the
essential functions of the job.
*Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action
employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability,
protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by
law. We are not able to provide relocation or sponsorship for this
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