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The Human Biology Division at Fred Hutch is seeking an experienced Research Administrator (RA) (level III or IV depending on experience). In this position, the RA plans for and ensures compliant and effective funding, budget and regulatory administration and general administrative support for one or several Principal Investigators and their labs/departments. The RA collaborates with Principal Investigators and interfaces with other departments as needed on administrative and strategic planning and works autonomously to complete nonscientific grant content and tasks, advise the PIs on relevant matters and develop effective solutions to related issues.
Participate in strategic planning activities such as setting goals and defining annual objectives
Develop, monitor, track and project the budgets for a complex portfolio of projects with multi-variable aspects (multi-site, sub awards etc.)
Develop, run and analyze reports aimed at oversight of over/under spending, compliance with regulations and forecasting future expenses.
Funding Source Administration- Lead the process of preparing grant submissions and post award activities by conducting tasks such as:
Working with faculty to develop strategies for responses/requests
Completion of all technical/non-scientific steps and assigned technical or scientific portions of submissions
Prepare and review budgets, identify discrepancies and provide recommendations to the PI on scenarios to resolve the issues with appropriate stakeholders
Prepare/Consult/Advise PIs on non-scientific portions of regulatory applications/submissions
Identify missing regulatory components that are required and resolve issues to ensure successful submission or renewal
May advise or consult with Center leadership on changes to Center-wide policies/procedures and help create implementation plans in response to changing regulatory requirements (e.g. Uniform Guidance)
Serve as a central point of contact to answer questions and facilitate solutions
Identify administrative needs for the department or PI(s); prioritize and ensure related tasks are completed
Identify space and resource shortages and develop recommendations to resolve related issues
Oversees the management of projects including occasional event planning and management
Communicates with other departments/entities on Primary Investigator (PI)’s behalf.
Resolves discrepancies and issues with stakeholders on PI’s behalf
Perform other responsibilities as required
Coach and develop lower level staff
Bachelor's degree or equivalent
Three or more years of work experience building, overseeing, and managing budgets
Previous work experience in grants and contracts field
Knowledge of relevant regulatory guidelines related to funding such as IRB, IACUC, MUA
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to tailor communications to specific audiences
Advanced computer skills:
MS Word, Access, Adobe Acrobat and advanced knowledge of Excel required
Working knowledge of Excel formulas and functions within Excel (e.g. working with Pivot Tables)
Demonstrated ability to multi-task in a fast-paced fiscal management environment
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as individually
Ability to problem-solve and process information quickly with a high attention to detail
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