Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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The Computational Biology Department (CBD) is one of the seven academic departments of SCS and draws upon the incredible energy and expertise in the entire School. The department is a world leader in the development and implementation of rigorous computational approaches to biomedical research problems. We promote innovation in computational and quantitative thinking for driving biomedical research and practice by pioneering new directions in computational biology, bringing rigorous data-driven science to the planning and execution of biomedical research, and educating a diverse group of future leaders of life sciences and medicine.
We are seeking Research Administrator to join the CBD team. This position is responsible for a broad range of research grant and contract management functions (i.e., fiscal, compliance, proposal development and management) supporting multiple faculty members and/or laboratories that have multiple moderately complex grants with different end dates. You'll interpret regulations and guidelines for program submission and funding (both university and agency), consult with faculty on various options/scenarios that can be used in proposal planning and execution, develop forecasts and budgets, and oversee post-award management through renewal or close-out.
- Establishes accounts in financial systems, re-budgets funds and monitors or modifies awards and expenditures. Completes expense and labor distributions transactions. Approves invoices. Monitors computing and other facility charges
- Interprets regulations and guidelines for program funding (both university and agency) for multiple moderately complex grants. Provides monitoring of grants and contracts to ensure expenses are being paid according to contracts. Prepares renewals and reports for sponsoring agencies
- Provides faculty members with various options and scenarios that can be used in a proposal's planning or during the execution of the work (i.e., assessing labor allocation and distribution across multiple awards, etc.). Develops forecasts, and budgets for faculty members and assists in proposal creation and submission, including the preparation of proposal budgets, often with multiple subcontractors
- Provides financial reporting to faculty on various research grants and for various programs and discretionary accounts on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis. Conducts variance analysis; researches the causes of variances between planned and actual expenses. Works with other areas of the university (Office of Sponsored Projects, Sponsored Projects Accounting, Procurement, etc.) on a regular basis to solve complex problems related to labor allocation, accounting, and related issues
- Performs related duties as required
Inclusion and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who can effectively interact with a varied population of diverse audiences. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.
This is a great opportunity for someone to work in a creative, dedicated, driven team, in a collaborative environment committed to technical innovation, inclusion, and work-life balance.
- Bachelor's Degree
- 1-3 years of experience in accounting and sponsored research administration experience
- A combination of education and relevant experience from which comparable knowledge is demonstrated may be considered.
- Successful background check
Are you interested in this exciting opportunity?! Apply today!
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