The Assistant Director of Research Compliance and Grant Administration, serves as a regulatory expert and is responsible for the coordination and administration of all activities directly related to research compliance. Works collaboratively with all university stakeholders and Office of Research Sponsored Programs (ORSP) staff to create a culture of compliance in all areas associated with the research, scholarship, creative enterprises and all aspects of grant administration. Assists the pre-award staff in ORSP in the development and preparation of proposal applications, contracts, sub-contracts, agreements, budgets, documentation, interpretation of funding requirements, and submission of grant proposals to external funding agencies on behalf of the University.
Develops and maintains current expertise while training university stakeholders in uniform guidance, applicable federal/state/private agencies' regulations and procedures. Follows University policies and procedures, to facilitate compliance by all parties.
Monitors, administers, and ensures compliance in grant and research areas including: human subjects, bio-safety, animal care, time and effort reporting, federal assurances and designations, conflicts of interest, responsible for conducting research, and secures sensitive materials and protects data.
In collaboration with other entities, establishes policies and procedures to foster a research environment that promotes the responsible conduct of research, grant compliance and administration activities to meet university and external agency requirements and regulations.
Ensures regulatory compliance of secured grants and interprets federal or governmental rules and laws as they apply to grant contracts.
Trains under the direction of the ORSP leadership to develop expertise in all aspects of grant administration.
Assists ORSP leadership to investigate concerns of potential regulatory non-compliance in accordance with the scope set by regulatory committees, the drafting of investigation reports, and submission to committees for appropriate action.
Assist pre-award staff in ORSP in the development and preparation of proposal applications, contracts, sub-contracts, agreements, budgets, documentation, the interpretation of funding requirements, and submission of grant proposals to external funding agencies on behalf of the University.
Performs all other duties as assigned
Direct Reports: None Delegation of Work: N/A Supervision Given: N/A
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of trends, issues, and accepted practices relevant to the position
Candidates must have strong analytical and problem solving skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community
WORK LOCATION AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Primary Work Location: Works in an office environment Physical Demands: Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any unpleasant elements. Position is physically comfortable; individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc. Occasional lifting, pushing, climbing, and pulling may be required. Work environment involves minimal exposure to physical risks
Required Education: Baccalaureate degree
Required Experience: Minimum of four (4) years in research compliance or sponsored programs administration
In-depth knowledge of research compliance
Certified IRB Professional (CIP) and/or Certified Research Administrator (CRA)