Title:  Research Administration Associate

Division:  Center for Medical Ethics and Health Pol
Schedule:  Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Baylor Main Campus, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $55,779 - $62,500
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  2039

The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking an experienced Grants and Contracts Associate to manage research administration of the Center's robust research portfolio. The Center currently has nine faculty who are conducting funded research across 20 projects with over $3 million in research funding. This position reports to the Center's Administrator. The successful candidate will work closely with Center leadership and faculty to accomplish the overall mission and goals of our research program.

For more information about Baylor College of Medicine and the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, visit our website at www.bcm.edu/ethics

Job Duties

  Pre-Award Activities

  • Provides guidance to investigators for proposal development and submission by interpreting granting agency RFAs and guidelines
  • Works with investigators to develop grant submissions for new, continuing and competing applications to include grant proposal preparation, budget preparation, completion of required forms, as well as other administrative aspects of the proposal process
  • Reviews and approves grant and contract proposals to assure compliance with granting agency requirements
  • Tracks and reports Center grant activity
  • Collaborates with the Grants and Contracts Office to proactively keep departments apprised of changes in policies and regulations of federal and non-federal grantor agencies

Post-Award Activities

  • Works with faculty to complete JIT requests and other information requests prior to grant set-up
  • Works closely with faculty and research managers to manage expenditures in compliance with funding agency guidelines
  • Reviews award documents for special terms and conditions, subcontract and reporting requirements
  • Assists with the preparation of subcontract agreements in accordance with granting agency guidelines
  • Assists faculty to process their research grant progress and financial reports due to sponsors
  • Initiates and works with the Grants and Contracts Office to close out projects
  • Oversees organization and maintenance of departmental files relating to external funding
  • Represents department in a professional and appropriate manner within institution, as well as externally
  • Works with Center Administrator to review expenditures and effort allocation
  • Work with faculty and research staff to set up IRB Protocols for new projects, assist with IRB amendments, and provide guidance and assistance in setting up SMART and Reliance IRBs
  • Assist investigators with publications related to funded projects to ensure that publications are receiving PMC ID, and that NCBI bibliographies are current
  • Work with Center communications manager to promote publications and other research activities
  • Identify and advise investigators of funding opportunities from state, industry, private and federal agencies
  • Ensures compliance with all BCM policies and practices; local, state, federal, agency and sponsor rules, regulations and requirements regarding grant and/or contract administration
  • Resolves compliance problems and issues working in conjunction with faculty
  • Assists faculty in the preparation of Other Support pages
  • Serves as the primary resource for research administration and compliance guidance
  • Develop centralized resources for faculty and staff
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field required
  • 2 Years of related experience
  • CRA or CPRA certification preferred, but not required
  • Demonstrated experience in project management, process improvement, planning, and execution
  • Ability to display a professional, positive attitude with strong interpersonal skills and communication skills required and must be able to work independently and collaboratively to meet deadlinesDetail-oriented, self-motivated, efficient, and strong organizational skills

How to Apply

Those interested in this position should submit a CV and cover letter indicating their desire to be considered. Please apply at: https://jobs.bcm.edu/job/Houston-Research-Administration-Associate-Texa/604281300/

Core Competencies
Analytical Thinking/Problem Solving - Proficient
Client Service - Proficient
Accountability - Proficient
Collaboration - Proficient
Industry Knowledge -Proficient
Communication - Proficient
Change Agent - Basic





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