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Researcher Administrator 2

Company: Stanford University
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Job Description:

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 and compliance.
  • 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 sponsors.
  • May participate as a mentor and provide cross-training as needed.
  • Demonstrate commitment to regularly update and maintain technology skills.
  • 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 multiple deadlines.
    • 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 team.
    • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
    • 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 position. Thank you for your interest! Business Affairs, Redwood City, California, United States Business Affairs, Redwood City, California, United States We're always looking for people who can bring new perspectives and life experiences to our team. Found the perfect role and ready to apply? Learn more on what to expect next.

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