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Research Administrator II, Temporary

Location: 

University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (10001006)
Employee Designation:  Temporary Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

Current employees must apply internally via connectU > connectu.olemiss.edu

Definition of Class

This position manages and provides support for pre and/or post-award activities for an assigned portfolio of grants and contracts within a unit (school, department, division). The incumbent develops grant proposals and budgets, provides critical analyses and resolutions for multidisciplinary proposals, performs account reconciliations and forecasts award notifications, and serves as a liaison between departmental, faculty, and external agents.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Responsible for all aspects of award receipt, review, execution, and set-up.
  • Assists in the administrative management of grants and contracts by reviewing and coordinating change orders, time extensions, budget reallocations, and monitoring reporting from inception to close-out.
  • Serves as liaison between faculty, staff, and sponsors to advise and/or assist with the review of documentation and the administrative compliance of the award as required by the sponsor, the University, legal, cost accounting standards and other guidelines.
  • Manages pre-award and post-award administration of sponsored research activities.
  • Develops grant proposals and budgets while ensuring compliance with federal, state, and University guidelines and regulations.
  • Creates and prepares monthly grants and contracts reports.
  • Performs account reconciliations and forecasts award notifications.
  • Provides critical analyses and resolutions regarding large, complex budgets and multidisciplinary proposals with limited support.
  • Advises the PI on proposal submissions, budget adjustments, and revisions required to meet the sponsor requirements.
  • Reviews budgets for accuracy and verifies financial requirements have been met.
  • Coordinates and reviews proposal elements (bio sketches, current & pending support, facilities & resources, etc.) for consistency, accuracy, and completeness.
  • Manages routing and submission process and communication concerning grant proposals, contracts, and awards.
  • Works effectively with other offices (central, school, departments, divisions) on research proposals and award management.
  • Assists PI with navigating search tools and communicates funding opportunities, proposals and awards.
  • Serves as a liaison between departmental, faculty, and external agents to ensure success of proposal submission.
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.

Essential Functions

The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Manages pre-award and post-award administration of sponsored research activities.
  2. Develops grant proposals and budgets while ensuring compliance with federal, state, and University guidelines and regulations.
  3. Provides critical analyses and resolutions regarding large, complex budgets and multidisciplinary proposals.
  4. Prepares monthly reports and forecasts award notifications.
  5. Serves as a liaison between departmental, faculty, and external agents.

 

Minimum Education/Experience

Education:
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in a related field.


AND


Experience:
Four (4) years of experience related to the above described duties.

 

Certification:
Must hold the designation of Certified Research Administrator or Certified Pre-Award Research Administrator or obtain certification within 18 months of hire.


Substitution Statement: 

Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.

Salary/Wage Information

To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary ranges.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.


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