Provides administrative leadership by incorporating a significant amount of experience in support of unit's research programs and mission. May provide sole support to a small to mid-sized unit, or support a portion of activities in a larger unit. Using extensive research administration experience within the same unit, coordinates all aspects of multiple grant &/or contract pre- & post-award activities. Assists in developing new funding opportunities & strategic plans regarding grants &/or contracts by providing guidance & counsel in regard to grant &/or contract administration which includes attending internal & external meetings, interpreting clauses, reviewing contracts, & resolving reporting &/or expense problems. Reviews associated policy & procedures & recommends changes to increase productivity & effectiveness.
Typically administers multiple research projects such as:
Complex multi-PI or multi-unit proposals, grants &/or contracts
Research portfolio for a more complex small to mid-sized unit
NIH U-approximately $500K+/yr. over multiple yrs.
NIH P-approximately $500K+/yr. over multiple yrs.
NIH T-approximately $100-$200K+/yr. over multiple yrs.
DOD and industry awards
Center or program grants
Proposals with cost sharing
Manages pre-award administration of grants and &/or contracts which may include proposal submission and coordination
Proposal budget and justification preparation
Sponsor and university proposal form completion
Coordinates IRB and IACUC protocols
Sub-recipient coordination; coordination of facilities and administrative costs, space, and co-investigator agreements
Creatively and proactively evaluates and resolves problems and makes decisions
Coordinates post-award activities
Monitors execution of all financial transactions in research portfolio;
Forecasts & provides information for reports on financial status of projects
Manages day-to-day financial functions
Verifies that protocols are linked to CUFS chart strings
Labor distribution assignments
Completes expenditure reviews
Reconciles monthly payroll entries
Verifies & processes cost share entries
Prepares & submits invoices to sponsors
Identifies program income issues
Proposes resolutions to overdrafts
Prepares interim & final financial reports
Facilitates account close out activities
Participates in efforts to improve research administration including serving on university committees related to research administration
Provide leadership by cooperatively anticipating, coordinating, strategizing
A bachelor's degree or 7 years financial or administrative support experience in research administration; or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired;
At least 5 years of experience in a higher education environment with exposure to finance and sponsored research.
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