Pre-Award Research Administrator

Boston, MA 02111

Posted: 02/27/2019 Employment Type: Contract Specialty: Accounting & Finance Job Number: 83140

A top university in Boston, MA is seeking a Pre-Award Research Administrator to join their team. In this contract role, you will be working closely with the Senior Research Administrator to collect and organize proposal elements. The ideal candidate will have prior work history in higher ed, non-profit or a hospital setting. This position pays up to $32/hr. Apply today!

Responsibilities for the Pre-Award Research Administrator:
  • Utilize software application necessary to prepare and submit proposals
  • Develop an electronic proposal record and submit grant proposal through Research Administration Systems (RAS), NSF FastLane, and other online/electronic submission portals
  • Review, interpret, and apply sponsor regulations and guidelines on format, font size, page limits and other specific requirements
  • Assist faculty and/or researchers in the administrative and financial (non-science) section of grant application packages
  • Develop budgets in accordance with sponsor guidelines, and university requirement
  • Coordinate interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary faculty research proposals both internal and/or external to the university
  • Liaise with the Corporations and Foundation Relations when applicable to ensure timely and efficient grant submission, management, and compliance
  • Identify and disseminate funding opportunities that match the research interests, projects and faculty expertise using a variety of online databases and tools
  • Develop and disseminate reports on upcoming pre-award activities

Requirements for the Pre-Award Research Administrator:
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’ s degree
  • 3 years’ experience in sponsored research preferred, open to 2 years of experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge in development and submission of extramural proposal for grants and contracts including system-to-system submission
  • Demonstrated understanding for partnerships with faculty, senior administrators, and external research sponsors or collaborators
  • Knowledge of programs and procedures for granting agencies, including federal agencies (e.g. NSF, NIH, DHHS, DOE, DOD, USDA) as well as corporate and private foundations and sponsors, and knowledge of Uniform Guidance
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing and communication skills
  • Technology savvy with a strong knowledge working with Microsoft Office
  • Strong organizational skills with great attention to detail
  • Strong multi-tasking and prioritizing skills with the ability to meet multiple deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship          

Contract Employee Benefits:
  • Health and Dental
    • Contract employees are eligible for subsidized health and dental insurance coverage upon completion of 120 hours on assignment within four (4) consecutive weeks working a minimum of thirty (30) hours per week.
  • Paid Sick Leave
    • Contract employees who are employed to work in the Commonwealth of MA may accrue and use up to forty (40) hours of paid sick leave per calendar year in increments of no less than one (1) hour.
  • 401(k) Plan
    • Regularly recruited contract employees, who are U.S. citizens aged twenty-one (21) or older, are eligible to contribute to KNF&T’ s retirement savings plan with Fidelity Investments.
  • Short Term Disability
    • Contract employees are eligible for subsidized short term disability, covering up to 12 weeks of a disability including maternity leave.
  • Free Training
    • KNF&T uses a state of the art e-Learning software training system. We encourage all our contractors to take advantage of this training, which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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