Title:  Senior Research Administration Associate

Division:  Otolaryngology
Schedule:  Monday- Friday; 8:00 am- 5:00 pm
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $61,913-$72,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  2025
Job Purpose

Assists with oversight and provides support for the administrative and financial operations of a research study or clinical trial.  Participates in pre- and/or post-award grant management activities.  The Bobby R. Alford Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery is located in the Neurosensory Center in the Texas Medical Center.  We are looking for an enthusiastic and hardworking individual to join our team.

Job Duties
  • Provide pre-award support to Divisions including completing all non-scientific portions of grant applications for Principal Investigators. Lead budget development. Gather required documents from collaborators and subcontractor organizations as needed. Enter grant into BRAIN and work with the department and Sponsored Programs Office to ensure the grant is submitted by the funder due date.
  • Responsible for post-award fiscal and administrative management of awards including progress reports to funding agencies; subcontractor monitoring; faculty and staff salary allocations; and requests for carryover. Submit rebudgets as appropriate. Ensure spending on awards is appropriate, within budget and allowable per funding entity guidelines. Raise, resolve or escalate any concerns that arise.
  • Responsible for maintaining faculty biosketches and Other Support documents according to NIH guidelines.
  • Manage compliance with all funding agencies by ensuring that information required is maintained and reported on a regular basis. Identify and analyze any discrepancies in order to ensure appropriate justifications are provided.
  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with Sponsored Programs Office (SPO), in order to address any global issues within the department.
  • Identify both internal and external research funding opportunities, and communicate application process and deadlines to Principal Investigators.
  • Responsible for the development and management of any research-related commercialization and/or associated Intellectual Property considerations.
Minimum Qualifications

·         Required: Bachelor's degree.

·         Required: Four years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Preferred: Experience in an academic medical center, in government or other significant health-related non-profit is preferred.
  • Preferred: A thorough understanding of policies and procedures to ensure that research practices are in accordance with regulatory requirements and ethical standards. Demonstrated knowledge of grant submission process including preparing, completing, and collecting required paperwork and necessary signatures for federal and non-federal grant applications.

Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills are essential to interact effectively with diverse internal and external professional groups and sponsors. Candidate must have a proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment, meet deadlines for grant submissions, and manage several projects simultaneously.





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