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Members’ Job Postings, December 2018

The UIDP helps member organizations fill their open positions to advance U-I collaboration. We invite any UIDP member organization with open positions they wish to advertise to submit their job posting to info@uidp.net. We add opportunities as they are received so check back often.

 

Grant Specialist II – Medical Oncology
Washington University in Saint Louis
Saint Louis, Missouri

  1. Compiles and ensures accurate regulatory compliance of necessary data collected from various sources. Works with Principal Investigator to compile and submit the entire grant according to established agency/university guidelines. Prepare and review all agency forms for submission. Enter grant budgeting documents on line, as needed.
  2. May coordinate the submission and post award activities for clinical trial studies; prepare forms and materials for the Center for Clinical Studies, work with PI to prepare budget, obtain pricing quotes from other Departments, confirm CPT code for billing MD time, determine standard of care measures versus those strictly for research, prepare and submit invoices according to final executed contract, track receipt of checks from sponsor and ensure they are deposited in correct fund.
  3. Identifies and collects potential grant applications/instructions for PIs.
  4. Serves as internal liaison and grant content representative with grants office to ensure that all funds are set up in a timely manner; prepare any necessary project advances, no-cost extensions, and ensure that funds are carried forward as appropriate.
  5. Works with OSRS to ensure timely implementation of contracts and subcontracts by examining and supplying the necessary requirements to OSRS.
  6. Provides complex troubleshooting error resolutions/solutions for grant profile setups and financial reports.
  7. Tracks and maintains online database of grants submitted, awarded, rejected, etc.
  8. Organizes and determines proper action plans including the oversight for advanced alerts to PIs of upcoming deadlines for continuation, competitive renewals, progress reports, etc.
  9. Responsible for ensuring that human and animal study protocols are associated with the applicable proposal or award.
  10. Oversees and coordinates the proper transfer of PI grant files into Wash U and to new institutions or new departments.

For more information about job responsibilities, qualifications and to apply, please follow the position title link.

EPSCoR Project Director
University of Idaho
Moscow, Idaho

The project director serves as the principal administrator of EPSCoR in Idaho and the principal investigator on National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track-1 awards. The director plays a vitally important role on behalf of the Idaho EPSCoR Committee to plan and implement long-term strategies regarding the operations, programs, and direction of EPSCoR in Idaho.

This position requires leadership in collaboratively engaging multiple research-intensive institutions and a diverse array of undergraduate institutions to build connections across disciplines and to energize others to work together. Regular travel (statewide, regional, and national) is required. This involves the coordination of researchers and administrative research leaders on multiple campus and overseeing the financial management, planning, and development of complex budgets.

For more information about job responsibilities, qualifications and to apply, please follow the position title link.

Grants & Contracts Specialist
University of Connecticut
Storrs, Connecticut

Providing assistance to faculty and staff in the setup, financial management and reporting of sponsored project accounts; serving as the University liaison with the sponsor in the negotiation of changes to sponsored research commitments, budget adjustments, changes in scope and project extensions; working closely with staff and key constituencies; collecting and  monitoring subrecipient entity activity to evaluate and mitigate risk; exercising sound judgment in clarifying and resolving financial and other issues of concern; performs time-sensitive grant accounting transactions; maintaining complete records and documentation; assisting with the billing  or collection of monies in a variety of forms; making recommendations for improvement of current practices; responsible for the management
of /participation in office-wide projects that ensure the institution is compliant with sponsor obligations and requirements;

For more information about job responsibilities, qualifications and to apply, please follow the position title link.

Faculty Services Pre-Award Grants and Contracts Specialist 1
University of Connecticut
Storrs, Connecticut

Reporting to the Team Leader of Faculty Services, the Grants and Contracts Specialist provides direct professional support and guidance in the administrative preparation and submission of proposals and may also support the administration of grants, contracts and related funds to faculty and staff in an assigned portfolio of departments.  The mission of faculty services is to grow and support the research enterprise by providing excellent, consistent proposal development and award management support for University faculty.

For more information about job responsibilities, qualifications and to apply, please follow the position title link.

Program Coordinator, Corporate Engagement
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois

The Program Coordinator develops and coordinates communications that advance the mission of the Office of Corporate Engagement and amplify the Office’s strategic partnerships both on- and off-campus. Coordinates special projects and provides day-to-day oversight of administrative & operational functions at McCormick.

In coordination with McCormick’s Office of Marketing and Communications, Northwestern’s Global Marketing office and the Office for Research’s Research Communications group, write and post content for web, email newsletters and social media about Northwestern-Industry collaborations. Also writes profiles and reports on corporations and their history of contact with Northwestern University and works with CE team to support outreach to prospective corporate partners. Manages funding announcements, office web site and social media channels.  Helps the CE team inform faculty about industrial collaboration opportunities via planning workshops, faculty-company meetings, and special events. Manages other programs as needed, along with day-to-day administrative responsibility at McCormick in coordination with the CE Program Assistant, including some budget responsibility.

For more information about job responsibilities, qualifications and to apply, please follow the position title link.

Associate Director
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas

DIRECTION OF SPAA: Effectively communicate policies, procedures and expectations to management staff.  Ensure that SPAA employees are adequately trained, challenged and recognized.  Ensure department is compliant with all regulations governing UT Austin awards. Support and training for financial compliance relative to regulatory and institutional procedural regulations for campus researchers, chief business officers and other UT departmental personnel. (25%)

BUDGET/FORECASTING: Monitor OSP budgets and provide routine status updates to OSP Director.  Communicate upcoming needs and provide budget recommendations to OSP Director.  (20%)

STRATEGIC PLANNING: Proactively assess the needs of SPAA and prepare accordingly.  Take proposed changes in systems and regulatory guidance and make decisions and/or process changes to ensure continued compliance.  Anticipate future increases in funding and reporting requirements and plan staff accordingly.  (25%)

SYSTEMS EVALUATION: Regularly assess systems being used in OSP and across campus for their efficiencies or inadequacies directly related to OSP and SPAA’s business functions.  Build quality assurance into the work performed by supervised personnel in relation to these systems, i.e. *DEFINE, Workday, RMS and RMS replacement.  Update OSP Director as needed with recommendations for change in OSP.   (15%)

AUDIT COORDINATION: Work with various auditors to schedule and facilitate audits of UT Austin awards.  Audits include State, Federal, CPRIT, Internal and others.   (15%)

For more information about job responsibilities, qualifications and to apply, please follow the position title link.

Director Research Technology & Communications
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama

To oversee strategic planning and execution to address complex business and communication systems for the Office of the Vice President of Research (OVPR). To oversee system(s) life cycle management for projects and programs supporting UABs research business and regulatory areas. To oversee the administration of the OVPR web environment. To assist OVPR leadership in identifying system issues and to determine if system upgrades or replacement is required. To align business needs and IT solutions with a focus on internal and external customers.

For more information about job responsibilities, qualifications and to apply, please follow the position title link.

Extension Professional I/II (ATDC Startup Catalyst, FinTech Program Manager)
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Georgia

  • Advise ATDC member companies in strategic areas (business operations, fundraising, marketing, etc.) that foster their development and encourage growth.
  • Manage and cultivate ATDC relationships with investors, prospective business advisors/partners, CEOs, and community technology leaders to promote market outreach and business development.
  • Serve as ATDC member company advocate for awards, conferences, and recognition.
  • Identify and/or develop resources to cultivate and assist member ATDC companies and applicants (including delivery of entrepreneurial programs/events that promote business development & growth).
  • Evaluate and assess the business potential of ATDC applicant companies and provide recommendations for membership.

For more information about job responsibilities, qualifications and to apply, please follow the position title link.

Director of Research Administration Services (Cancer and Imaging)
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Research Administration Services (RAS) and fiscal leaders of schools, departments, or divisions served, manages, leads, and supervises staff performing pre- and post-award activities for the sponsored research portfolio for an assigned school, department, or division.

  • Oversees the hiring, training, and supervision of all team members, including the assignment of goals and tasks, and the successful completion of the same.
  • Works closely with Emory University’s Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements to which grants and contracts are subject to and to confirm that all pre-award activities are handled accordingly.
  • Interacts collaboratively with administrators within Emory University’s Finance: Grants and Contracts (FGC) to ensure all post-award activities are processed appropriately.
  • Works actively to resolve conflicts between Principal Investigators (PIs) and team members promptly and satisfactorily.
  • Provides consistent and standardized reports to leadership and stakeholders on a regular basis and ad hoc reports, as needed.

For more information about job responsibilities, qualifications and to apply, please follow the position title link.

Business Development and Licensing Manager
North Dakota State University
Fargo, North Dakota

Handle a substantial portfolio of technologies and intellectual property (IP) including chemistry and materials, engineering and computer science, and other technologies and be responsible for fully evaluating disclosed technologies for patent potential, marketing and licensing.
– Market the portfolio of new/existing and unlicensed inventions to industry, including preparing marketing materials, identifying industry clients and aggressively marketing to those clients.
– Draft and negotiate intellectual property agreements (licenses, options, some material transfer agreements, some confidentiality agreements), and other technology transfer related agreements.
– Manage, monitor and ensure compliance and maintain assigned portfolios.
– Assist NDSU Research Foundation Executive Director and NDSU Technology Transfer Director with technology transfer activities.
– Work as a team player with other staff, faculty, students, industry executives and other constituents.

For more information about job responsibilities, qualifications and to apply, please follow the position title link.

Associate Professor or Professor of the Practice
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee

The Division of General Engineering at Vanderbilt University School of Engineering invites applications for a non-tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor of the Practice to begin summer 2019, which serve as director of graduate studies for a new master of engineering degree program. A PhD is required in engineering management or a relevant field. We are particularly seeking outstanding candidates with at least eight years of management experience in the tech industry and experience with classroom instruction and online graduate education. We strive for an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, skilled in both scholarship and teaching. The candidate’s areas of expertise should include technology marketing and technology strategy. It is desirable, but not required, that the candidate have experience as an entrepreneur and in the patent awarding process. The successful candidate is expected (1) to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, (2) to contribute to the synergistic efforts of the School of Engineering and the entrepreneurial community, and (3) take an active role in the Innovation Pavilion and the Wond’ry. Applications must consist of a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and the addresses of at least three references (include email address) by January 1st, 2019.

For more information about job responsibilities, qualifications and to apply, please follow the position title link.

Research Administration – Pre-Award Manager (Basic Sciences)
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

Reporting to the Research Administration Services (RAS) Director, leads and supervises all staff performing pre-award activities for the sponsored projects research portfolio for their assigned department, division or school.

  • Monitors workload distribution and redistributes tasks, as appropriate. Provides guidance to team members, as appropriate. Mentors staff for professional development.
  • May perform post-award activities in support of the RAS unit. Understands and applies federal and university rules to management of effort allocation for individuals compensated whole or in part from federal awards.
  • Applies costing rules and regulations to federally funded projects. Analyzes information and formulates conclusions.
  • Ensures strong levels of customer service to faculty and departments being served.
  • Addresses issues that violate performance levels or terms of the RAS performance level agreements, both with internal RAS staff and with departments and/or faculty.
  • Performs pre-award activities to include:
    • developing a budget,
    • compiling proposal contents,
    • entering proposal into EPEX,
    • assisting PIs in submission of JIT forms,
    • preparing CAS exceptions for approval,
    • interacting with OSP
    • assisting in the preparation of sub-award documents and relationships with other partners on a project.
  • Prepares high-quality written reports.
  • Works with Post-Award team lead to coordinate inter-team meetings to facilitate collaboration between the pre-award and post-award teams.

For more information about job responsibilities, qualifications and to apply, please follow the position title link.

Research Administration – Pre-Award III (Pediatrics)
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

Supports the day-to-day activities of a team of Pre-Award Specialists. Monitors workload distribution and raises any concerns to the Research Administration Services (RAS) Director. Provides guidance to team members, as appropriate. Coordinates with RAS Director regarding pre-award activities, issue resolution, and workload distribution. Works with Post-Award team lead to coordinate inter-team meetings to facilitate collaboration between the pre-award and post-award teams, as necessary and appropriate. Manages pre-award activities for an assigned portfolio of grants and contracts within a RAS unit using knowledge of grant and contract management rules and regulations, technical expertise, and analytical skills. Manages the day-to-day operations and objectives in support of the assigned portfolio. Contributes information and ideas related to areas of responsibility as part of a cross functional team. Ensures effective and efficient workflow and adherence to quality standards for staff/program and self. Performs pre-award activities for a unit (school, department, or division) within a RAS unit.

For more information about job responsibilities, qualifications and to apply, please follow the position title link.

Research Administrator – Pre-Award II (Pediatrics)
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

Manages pre-award activities for an assigned portfolio of grants and contracts within a Research Administration Services (RAS) unit using knowledge of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) related to pre-award functions and awareness of federal rules and regulations related to research grant and contract activity.

Pre-award activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting departmental faculty/Principal Investigators (PIs) in the development, preparation, and submission of grant and contract proposals.
  • Ensures all applications meet agency and university guidelines and published time tables and deadlines, including management of the Just-In-Time process.
  • Ensures proposals are entered and routed in a timely manner for further review.
  • Confers with PI and pre-award support staff at collaborating institutions to secure necessary sub-award documents for proposals.
  • Assists the PI in the development of budgets and budget justification which includes proofing the budget for inconsistencies and ensuring accuracy.
  • Reviews budgets for consistency with sponsor, monitor compliance with agency and University regulations regarding submission; verifies all financial information to include application of the appropriate overhead rate for the project.

For more information about job responsibilities, qualifications and to apply, please follow the position title link.

PreAward Research Administrator – UW Carbone Cancer Center
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin

The primary role of this position is to support members of the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) engaged in sponsored research or other sponsored activities (such as training grants) through professional administrative activities to maintain and build on the vibrant and expanding cancer related research portfolio. This position will also be working with Faculty and Researchers as they pursue large multi-PI and multi-institutional awards by providing high-level intellectual and strategic support to researchers developing large grant proposals and forming team science projects. This position requires highly effective communication, organizational, and motivational skills. The ideal incumbent will embrace personal accountability to meet tight and critical deadlines and take initiative to support UWCCC cancer related research goals and priorities.

For more information about job responsibilities, qualifications and to apply, please follow the position title link.

Contracts Manager
University of Connecticut
Storrs, Connecticut

The Contracts Manager will have day-to-day oversight and responsibility for managing sponsored program contract negotiations. The manager will lead and supervise as team of two providing exceptional customer service and assuring efficient handling, negotiation, processing and execution of contractual agreements by the SPS group.  The Manager will perform and expedite sensitive and complex negotiations, and will partner with other managers/directors both internal and external to the OVPR in providing guidance and high-value service to University of Connecticut faculty and staff, establishing SPS as a Center of Excellence for the facilitation of contracts and related services,  and supporting the University’s mission to establish, maintain, and grow research partnerships with funding agencies/organizations (public and private), and businesses/corporations within the state and around the nation and world.

For more information about job responsibilities, qualifications and to apply, please follow the position title link.

Marketing Manager, Research Operations and Academic Relations
Facebook
Menlo Park, California

The Research Operations and Academic Relations team seeks an experienced marketer to develop messaging, content, campaigns and marketing programs for research. This role is responsible for identifying opportunities and needs for content/outreach planning, editorial development and execution of engagement plans, as well as community development, strategy and growth of social channels and the Facebook Research website. The position works closely with stakeholders across the research teams and the wider company to develop marketing strategies and programs that support marketing initiatives for Facebook research.

The position will partner closely with the technology communications team and cross-functionally across research teams, recruiting, legal & policy, and marketing. Ideal candidates have a strong portfolio of communications in multiple formats (messaging, social media, email, published articles, speeches, wikis, executive communications, and story-telling). Success in this position requires an ability to excel at cross-team collaboration and an understanding of communication to the academic/research audience.

For more information about job responsibilities, qualifications and to apply, please follow the position title link.

Senior Project Officer
Columbia University
New York, New York

Reporting directly to the Associate Director of Operations, CUMC of Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA), the Senior Project Officer (Sr. PO) works closely with other staff members in the day-to-day SPA operations. The Sr. Project Officer is expected to deliver high-quality, customer-focused grants-management services, interacting with faculty and administrative staff to facilitate sponsored-project planning, program and administration, and to serve as the single point of contact for their assigned portfolio in this regard. The Sr. Project Officer is expected to adhere to sponsor and University guidelines and procedures. This position requires problem-solving skills in a deadline-driven environment as well as the consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance.

For more information about job responsibilities, qualifications and to apply, please follow the position title link.

Senior Project Officer
Columbia University
New York, New York

-Coordinate pre-award review of grant and contract submissions, adhering to sponsor and University policies;
– Advise principal investigators and departmental administrators about University policies and proposal preparation guidelines;
– Act as the official institutional signatory on sponsored research proposal submissions, progress reports, prior approval requests, and other official actions;
– Facilitate the processing for legal review and/or account setup of grant awards, contracts, subcontracts, and other award instruments;
– Provide support and act as a central resource of knowledge for issues occurring throughout the lifecycle of a sponsored award;
– Liaise with other University central and departmental units regarding sponsored project-related compliance, finance, or other administrative issues;
– Maintain a current and up-to-date knowledge of existing and evolving institutional policies and sponsor regulations, with emphasis on the Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institutes of Health;

For more information about job responsibilities, qualifications and to apply, please follow the position title link.

Proposal and Award Generalist 3
Penn State University
University Park, Pennsylvania

The College of Agricultural Sciences Office of Grants and Contracts is seeking to hire an energetic Research Administrator during a time of exciting change, growth and innovation within the department. The candidate will be an integral part of this vibrant team’s goal to become a model of “best-in-class” and must be able to embrace and participate in change processes and dedicated to continual learning and improvement. This position provides primarily post-award support and reports to the Assistant Director of Grants and Contracts. This position will perform work activities in a large volume, fast paced, complex, detailed, and multifaceted environment that requires multi-tasking expertise, managing conflicting priorities often on a deadline, timely work production, and the ability to solve complex problems. The selected individual’s job responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, reviewing and processing grant and contractual awards; and determining project expenditure compliance with guidelines. Will work with faculty, Associate Research Deans, and Institute Directors to calculate, process and reconcile/verify matching funds on grants. Responsible for accurate and expeditious award set-ups and revisions. This position may serve as a liaison with sponsors and other University offices on behalf of faculty and staff. The successful candidate will also complete tasks such as; budget revisions, no-cost extensions, tracking cost sharing, processing subcontracts and other research administration functions.

For more information about job responsibilities, qualifications and to apply, please follow the position title link.

Senior Associate Director, Corporate Relations
Dartmouth College
Hanover, New Hampshire

Under the direction of the Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations, develops and executes a corporate engagement and fundraising program and College-wide corporate strategy that clearly articulates Dartmouth’s institutional niche. Assists Director in setting and meeting departmental goals and creating and implementing tracking and reporting systems to assess department achievement. Administers and pursues corporate academic partnerships aligned with the College’s broad range of programs and initiatives and serves as a point of contact for corporate relations at the College. Works with the Director to identify, research, and set strategies for new prospective corporate donors. Creates new models for comprehensive corporate support as well as extending the ways in which corporate partners can become involved with Dartmouth. Coordinates corporate relations activities across the institution and ensures industry visits to campus by corporations are well planned and executed. Keeps current with trends in the corporate community and actively seeks to identify areas of mutual interest between corporations, early-stage companies, and Dartmouth.

For more information about job responsibilities, qualifications and to apply, please follow the position title link.

Contracting Officer (Research Associate I)
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia

Prepare, process, submit, negotiate and administer assigned research grant and contract proposals and awards under
federally-funded contracts including oversight of pre- and post-award activities and negotiations. Provide contractual services and
guidance to faculty and research staff including review, analysis and interpretation of new awards. Monitor grant and contract performance.

  • Facilitate research proposal preparation, processing and submission
  • Inform faculty and staff on proposal submission process, regulatory compliance requirements and Institute policy.
  • Negotiate or coordinate negotiations of terms and conditions related to contract awards.
  • Monitor awards and serve as contact for all business/contractual matters throughout life cycle of award.

How to apply: Resumes and Cover Letters should be sent via email or fax to:
Rex Welch
HR Manager
Rex.welch@gtrc.gatech.edu
Fax: 404-385-2078
The email/fax must reference the position number in the subject line: Position Number = PVA # 40427

Education Coordinator
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia

The Educational Coordinator assists with workforce training initiatives organized by the Wright Center Educational Program and Translational Workforce Development training efforts. This position is integral to the programming, record management, and promotion of the myriad of Wright Center Educational Programs and other critical training programs. The Educational Coordinator provides student support, coordination of educational and training activities, and is committed to the goals of Wright Center. This position regularly interacts with the Graduate School, School of Medicine, and Student Accounts, on behalf of new and continuing students and trainees.

For more information about job responsibilities, qualifications and to apply, please follow the position title link.

Associate Director of Corporate Relations
University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)
Baltimore, Maryland

The Associate Director of Corporate Relations (AD-CR) helps drive the University’s corporate relations program which aims to increase corporate investment and build key partnerships to support UMBC’s strategic priorities. The incumbent will be charged with sustaining and expanding a strong university-wide corporate relations program that emphasizes long-term, holistic relationships.

The AD-CR reports to the Assistant Vice President for Careers & Corporate Partnerships and works closely with the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, College Deans, the Career Center and Research Office.

Projects will include seeking philanthropic support for students and programs, as well as building partnerships that support faculty research. Specific duties include: identifying and cultivating prospective partners; managing a vibrant portfolio of corporate relationships; cultivating and soliciting new gifts; actively stewarding donors; and performing other duties as assigned. 

For more information about job responsibilities, qualifications and to apply, please follow the position title link.

Grants Coordinator
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska

Grants Coordinator I:
Provide institutional oversight for submission of external funding proposals, verifying compliance with University, State, Federal, and Sponsor guidelines and regulations. Provide specialized guidance to faculty and staff in gaining knowledge of, acquiring, and finalizing external proposals. Work with faculty and staff from multiple disciplines to coordinate proposals and budget development. Support post proposal submission and non-financial post-award transactions such as no-cost extensions, sponsor requests, and Just-In-Time documentation.

For more information about job responsibilities, qualifications and to apply, please follow the position title link.

Director of Nebraska EPSCoR/IDeA
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska

The Nebraska EPSCoR Director serves as the principal administrator of the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) and the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) for the State of Nebraska. The Director develops a vision and long-term strategies regarding the operations, programs, and direction of the programs.

The primary purpose of the EPSCoR program is to: 1) stimulate systematic and sustainable improvements in the capacities of universities in Nebraska to compete successfully for Federal R&D (research and development) funds, and 2) develop opportunities to involve and encourage Nebraska’s youth to pursue a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) career. The primary purpose of the IDeA program similarly is to increase the state’s research capacity and competitiveness in biomedical research.

For more information about job responsibilities, qualifications and to apply, please follow the position title link.

Research Administrator
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

The Department of Pediatrics is seeking an experienced clinical Research Administrator for the Department’s centralized administrative core. Position will be responsible for pre and post-award administration of a large and complex portfolio of clinical Research awards. Specific knowledge of UNC financial systems and clinical Research Administration policies and procedures is highly desired.

Pre-award activities include compiling and submitting clinical research proposals on behalf of faculty, ensuring agency/foundation rules are followed in the preparation of grants; troubleshooting issues with grant filings and determining modifications; and overseeing budget development. This position will also negotiate clinical trial budgets.

Post-award activities include detailed reconciliation of assigned project budgets, preparing adjustments and corrections to project budgets in order to meet project goals and sponsor requirements, oversight of project spending, personnel effort management, and creating faculty budget reports.

For more information about job responsibilities, qualifications and to apply, please follow the position title link.

Senior Physical Sciences Licensing Manager and Senior Life Sciences Licensing Manager
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida

  • Manage a technology docket caseload of significant size that covers a broad range of innovative technologies. Solicit the University community for new invention/copyright disclosures.
  • Evaluate and identify new technologies for the University’s intellectual property portfolio and manages the protection and perfections of IP in assigned areas.
  • Triage older disclosures and works directly with faculty to communicate the process and evaluation of disclosures and related intellectual property.
  • Reviews and approves marketing plans to identify licensing opportunities to  derive  revenue potential. Identifies targets for marketing campaigns.
  • Independently negotiate and draft licensing agreements, options,  stock  agreements that require an understanding of complex deal structures.
  • Assists with   special   projects   including   grant applications,  business   plans, promotional materials, conferences, and start-up initiatives as needed.

For more information about job responsibilities, qualifications and to apply, please follow the position title link.

Senior Contracts Manager
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts

The ideal candidate would have the ability to lead and integrate industry contracts concepts into technology transfer. This position demands strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as maturity and sound judgment to lead the department and handle sensitive research grant and contract proposals and negotiations.

The Senior Contracts Manager will be a strong leader with excellent negotiation skills and preferably a licensing background, a sponsored research candidate, or other professional with a solid understanding of contracts and business development. Exceeding stakeholder expectations is essential to this position.

For more information about job responsibilities, qualifications and to apply, please follow the position title link.

Senior Licensing Manager (2 Positions)
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts

The new Senior Licensing Managers (there are two positions) for Dana- Farber Cancer Institute will work in separate spheres of life science clusters and continually collaborate with team members and external partners, developing relationships and mutually beneficial projects.

Each senior licensing manager will also serve as a marketing strategist, seeking areas in which collaboration with counterparts in industry will provide insight and access to further develop Dana-Farber’s portfolio efforts.  While the senior licensing managers primary function is to develop mutually beneficial relationships, internally within the Dana-Farber network, and externally with businesses, startup companies, entrepreneurs and others, these managers will also serve as mentors and supervisors to a team of junior professionals in technology transfer.

For more information about job responsibilities, qualifications and to apply, please follow the position title link.

Finance Specialist
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland

The Finance Specialist supports the University of Maryland’s (UMD) Office of Technology Commercialization’s financial decision making by assembling and interpreting budgets and monitoring variances; maintaining financial records and accounts; balancing monthly statements; reviewing license agreements for compliance; implementing UMD’s intellectual property (IP) royalty sharing policies, and managing the entire royalty distribution process for UMD.

For more information about job responsibilities, qualifications and to apply, please follow the position title link.

CASTL Research Administrator
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia

The Curry School’s Center for the Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) seeks highly qualified candidates for a newly created Research Administrator position. The Research Administrator is responsible for all aspects of post-award and supports various pre-award functions for CASTL. Reporting to the CASTL Center Administrator and partnering with the Curry research administration team, the incumbent works closely with CASTL faculty to successfully accomplish pre and post-award administration.

For more information about job responsibilities, qualifications and to apply, please follow the position title link.

Assistant Director, Sponsored Research Administration
NJIT
Newark, New Jersey

The Assistant Director, SRA will be responsible for monitoring and managing several administrative functions and procedures related to sponsored research activity at NJIT. These functions may include, but are not limited to: 1. Management of Award and Sub-Award Data: The Assistant Director, SRA may be responsible for monitoring data and producing reports from our grant management information system (Streamlyne) for central administration and NJIT’s five decanal offices. The assistant director may liaise with the office of university information systems. Fluency and experience with financial and grant management software at similar institutions is preferred. 2. Coordination of Grant Management Administrative Processes: The assistant director, in collaboration with the associate director, SRA, coordinates the grant management administrative processes related to research, such as report monitoring, closeout of awards, and matters related to research compliance. Along with their counterparts in grant and contract accounting, they will provide seamless administrative and financial support for NJIT’s research programs. 3. Processing of Contractual Agreements: The assistant director is responsible for managing outgoing contracts related to research, which will include preparation of agreements, coordinating execution, and oversight of all relevant reporting.

Licensing Manager
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts

The senior licensing manager will also serve as a marketing strategist, seeking areas in which
collaboration with counterparts in industry will provide insight and access to further develop DanaFarber’s portfolio efforts.  The senior licensing managers primary function is to develop mutually beneficial relationships,  internally within the Dana-Farber network, and externally with businesses, startup companies, entrepreneurs and others.   Each senior licensing manager will be assigned a cluster and work closely with a team of professionals to coordinate cross-cluster programs and projects and shape, execute and accelerate commercial opportunities.

For more information about job responsibilities, qualifications and to apply, please follow the position title link.

Senior Administrative Program Coordinator – Industry Contracts Coordinator
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas

Prepare, review and negotiate terms of various agreements. Interpret, apply and explain policies and procedures, and federal and state laws as these may relate to sponsored research; review and administratively prepare documentation for proposals, new awards, and modifications; ensure administrative compliance with University policy, state and federal regulations and laws. Review subcontract awards for applicable flow down clauses and coordinate with subcontractors regarding terms. Outline risks associated with clauses and other considerations that may be relevant for projects. Review awards for financial and compliance risks and outline risks to Associate Director. Be immediately available to and work with sponsors, faculty, staff and other colleagues to prepare approaches and responses to contract, project or proposal issues for submission to industry sponsoring companies and organizations. Ability to proficiently research issues in response to contractual issues.

Personally meet with faculty, staff and representatives of sponsoring organizations to facilitate discussions, conduct outreach and promote and strengthen business relationships; timely follow-up on negotiations of awards and modifications when responses have not been forthcoming from faculty or sponsors. Follow established processes to ensure professional, timely and accurate administration and communications, including documentation for contracts and proposals, and database records. Promptly respond to, and resolve in a timely manner, inquiries and requests for information or assistance. Address needs and/or interests of sponsors and offer more detailed reference information to faculty and staff members initiating industry contracts and other agreements. Timely enter and maintain data related to award and modification negotiations into database.

For more information about job responsibilities, qualifications and to apply, please follow the position title link.

Senior Physical Science Licensing Manager
Senior Life Science Licensing Manager
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida

The duties will vary, based on the ongoing research at the University, but the most typical duties for the Licensing Manager positions include the following:

  • Manage a technology docket caseload of significant size that covers a broad range of innovative technologies. Solicit the University community for new invention/copyright disclosures.
  • Evaluate and identify new technologies for the University’s intellectual property portfolio and manages the protection and perfections of IP in assigned areas.
  • Triage older disclosures and works directly with faculty to communicate the process and evaluation of disclosures and related intellectual property.
  • Reviews and approves marketing plans to identify licensing opportunities to  derive  revenue potential. Identifies targets for marketing campaigns.
  • Independently negotiate and draft licensing agreements, options,  stock  agreements that require an understanding of complex deal structures.
  • Assists with special  projects  including  grant applications,  business  plans, promotional materials, conferences, and start-up initiatives as needed.

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Proposal & Award Generalist
Penn State University
University Park, Pennsylvania

The Strategic Interdisciplinary Research Office (SIRO) is a research administration unit under the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) dedicated to providing active support for the development of large-scale and strategic proposals. SIRO supports these multi-college and multi-institutional efforts, while also providing research administrative services for research institutes and units reporting to the OVPR. SIRO is under the direction of the Associate Vice President for Research and Strategic Initiatives and is seeking a highly skilled professional for the job of Proposal and Award Generalist. This job will report to the Pre-Award Grants and Contract Manager and will perform most work activities in a large volume, fast paced, complex, detailed, and multifaceted environment. The selected individual’s job responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: reviewing and processing awards and contracts; leading and reviewing complex proposals for University signature and submission to government agencies, private companies, and foundations; advising faculty in all aspects of proposal writing and preparation; preparing proposal subsections including budgets and non-technical components of applications; reviewing and interpreting sponsor solicitations to advise proposal development teams; and determining project expenditure compliance with guidelines. The individual in this position will work with faculty, Associate Research Deans, and Institute Directors to develop and process complex matching requests to the OVPR; obtain departmental, College and University approvals as required; assist the Contract Manager with team training; and establish and maintain award set-ups.

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Research Education & Communication Manager
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Georgia

  • Coordinate and participate in preparation of training courses outline, text, handouts and exercises for both in person and online presentation.
  • Engage subject matter experts as required in course development and presentation.
  • Schedule and coordinate arrangements for training facilities.
  • Prepare and coordinate communication of course offerings; oversee course presentations.
  • Monitor and report on training effectiveness; recommend training program modifications and additions as appropriate.
  • Oversee support for preparation and submission of proposals including identification and resolution of related questions and regulatory issues and serving as liaison between Office of Sponsored Programs personnel and sponsoring entities.
  • Plan and oversee staff activity; monitor and evaluate staff performance.

For more information about job responsibilities, qualifications and to apply, please click here:(http://ohr.gatech.edu/employment/careers) and reference job number (0177504). .

Grant Specialist II – Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering
Washington University in St. Louis
Danforth, Missouri

  1. Identifies and collects potential grant applications/instructions for PIs. Compiles and ensures accurate regulatory compliance of necessary data collected from various sources. Works with Principal Investigator to compile and submit the entire proposal according to established agency/university guidelines. Prepare and review all agency forms for submission. Enter Research Management System (RMS) documents on line, as needed. Organizes and maintains electronic and hard copy grant files. Tracks and maintains online database of proposals submitted, awarded, rejected, etc.
  2. Works with OSRS to ensure timely implementation of contracts and subcontracts by examining and supplying the necessary requirements to OSRS.
  3. Serves as internal liaison and grant content representative with OSRS grant and contract offices to ensure that all funds are set up in a timely manner; prepare any necessary project advances, no-cost extensions, and ensure that funds are carried forward as appropriate.  Provides complex troubleshooting error resolutions/solutions for fund profile setups and financial reports. Updates grants lists monthly or when new fund numbers are received.
  4. Responsible for ensuring that human and animal study protocols are associated with the applicable proposal or award.
  5. Identifies and assigns payroll to appropriate sources and enter directly into HRMS, with PI approval. Approves purchasing documents and provides guidance to purchasing staff on appropriate expenditures according to specific grant policies. Manages and monitors sponsored projects budgets and ensures appropriate and timely expenditures and reconciliation of funds.
  6. Creates, addresses, and processes correspondence of moderate complexity with granting agencies (i.e. inquiries, carry forward requests, change in effort requests, no cost extensions, equipment purchase, and budget reallocation requests).
  7. Prepares monthly financial reports on all research accounts and distribute/discuss with PIs and senior leadership. Obtains signatures and forwards grant/contract financial status reports to PI and senior leadership. Works with PIs to provide fund management and make any necessary budgetary changes.  Monitors and works with PI to submit annual agency reports.

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Senior Manager, University Partnerships Program
ripple
San Francisco, California

Ripple recently launched an exciting new program to deepen its partnerships and collaboration with universities worldwide. This is an important and strategic program for Ripple, with ambitious goals and expected high visibility, both internally and externally. The purpose of the program is to work with universities, faculty and students to increase awareness, adoption and innovation of blockchain, cryptocurrency and digital payments to drive innovation in computing, banking, business and related fields.

As manager of this new program, you will play a vital role in establishing a foundation for the program’s success and for driving results and value for both Ripple and its university partners, as well as for the ecosystem at large. Interest in blockchain, cryptocurrency and digital payments is at an all time high; Ripple recognizes universities as centers of innovation and excellence and faculty and students as key contributors of new ideas, technologies and innovation.

You will be responsible for overall program management and for collaborating and cultivating partnerships with top universities around the world.

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

  • Set the strategy for and manage the overall program, ensuring it drives value for universities, the global blockchain payments ecosystem and Ripple
  • Work collaboratively with academic institutions around the world to undertake high priority initiatives, including research, technical projects, on campus events and other activities
  • Work with Ripple’s internal research team to design and implement a cogent research strategy for the university partnerships program
  • Coordinate collaboration and touch points for Ripple staff serving as Research Points of Contact and/or University Points of Contact
  • Work with Ripple BizOps team to measure, evaluate and report on key success metrics of the university program
  • Help keep Ripple leadership team apprised of major developments and milestones of the university program; represent and share program successes with Ripple employees

For more information about job responsibilities, qualifications and to apply, please follow the position title link.

Senior Research Administrator
Columbia University
New York City, New York

This position requires high-quality customer-focused and problem-solving skills in a deadline-driven environment, and ability to collaborate well with faculty, division administrators and staff at central University offices (Sponsored Projects Administration, Sponsored Projects Finance and Clinical Trials Office)

-Support faculty and fellows with the development, review, submission and renewal of various types of sponsored projects from a variety of sponsors including NIH, private foundations, government, and industry.
-Develop grant budgets/budget justifications and of various components of an application
-Reviewing and formatting proposal documents to ensure compliance with sponsor guidelines,
-Completing application packages and entering proposals on electronic systems.
-Liaising with other departments/schools/universities to obtain required application documents for collaborative proposals/sub-awards.

For more information about job responsibilities, qualifications and to apply, please follow the position title link.

Administrator II/III, Proposal Services
University of Auburn
Auburn, Alabama

The Office of Proposal Services and Faculty Support in the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) has a Proposal Services Administrator position available. The person in this position will provide support at the central level for extramural projects to include proposal development assistance, maintain and provide various electronic research resources and information for faculty and staff, implementation and coordination of training and engagement programs, and coordination of activities related to the internal grants, awards, and incentive programs of the OVPR.

The primary responsibility for this position will be assisting faculty in generating effective and fundable extramural proposals through the facilitation of the proposal process from pre-request for proposals (RFP) activities through all stages of proposal conceptual development for large-scale interdisciplinary projects.

For more information about job responsibilities, qualifications and to apply, please follow the position title link. 

Clinical Trials Manager
University of Connecticut
Farmington, Connecticut

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Plans unit workflow; coordinates assignment and work reviews, scheduling, training, staff orientation, and recruitment, conducts performance
  • evaluation and coaching; works closely with HR on recruitment, performance improvement plans and other HR issues.
  • Assesses Medicare eligibility for payments for clinical trials under the Medicare National Care Decision and supervises Medicare coverage
  • analysis and contract reviews which includes identification of routine care versus protocol induced care.
  • Oversees the budget development and budget workbook preparation and charge code identification processes.
  • Negotiates agreements related to Clinical Trials ensuring that the terms are acceptable to UConn Health and conform to state and federal laws and regulations and institutional policies, procedures and practices.
  • As assigned by the Director of Research Administration and Faculty Services, negotiates unique, complex and sensitive agreements for activities at all institutional campuses.
  • Works closely with senior leadership, other institutional departments and faculty to ensure complex agreements are negotiated in a timely manner while ensuring the terms are acceptable to the institution and in compliance with appropriate laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Acts as an expert resource to Contract Managers at both UConn Health and University of Connecticut campuses in the absence of or as assigned by the Director of Research Administration and Faculty Services.
  • Ensures that research is conducted at the University in a manner that accounts for the resources consumed;
  • Provides leadership and develops strong working relationships with Principal Investigators, serves as liaison to IRB.
  • Communicates with operating units, agencies and external officials regarding unit policies and procedures.
  • Ensures financial compliance for all Clinical Trials research assigned to the University; performs ongoing and closing audits.
  • Prepares annual reports, data and statistics relevant to financial compliance contract and budget negotiations.
  • Provides supervision regarding disease processes and medical services performed as part of the clinical trial.
  • Researches financial compliance regulations pursuant to clinical trials/research budget development and implementation, clinical trials/research financial compliance, clinical trials/research contract negotiations.

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Assistant Vice President of Corporate Engagement
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, Pennsylvania

Position responsibilities and expectations include:

  • develop and implement a comprehensive plan focused on expanding and enhancing corporate relationships and increasing funding for top university priorities and key initiatives;
  • manage, mentor, and motivate staff through a team approach;
  • work closely and collaboratively with other central team directors throughout the organization;
  • manage a portfolio of high-level corporations and provide oversight and guidance to team members managing a broader portfolio of corporate prospects;
  • budget management;
  • oversight of a Corporate Committee, a group of 8 to10 key corporate volunteers; participation in key corporate relations meetings, including serving as lead staff on the University’s Corporate Relations Committee; and
  • establish, track, and achieve key metrics and measure of success for the Corporate Engagement office.

For more information about job responsibilities, qualifications and to apply, please follow the position title link.

Director Collaboration & Corporate Research Contract
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Lead and direct the Office of Collaborative and Corporate Research Contracts. Responsible for leading the day-to-day centralized administration of office’s contract services to support CHOP faculty and staff, and to facilitate the negotiation and execution of research agreements. This  office will facilitate the negotiation of Clinical Trial Agreements, Sponsored Research Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements, Consortium Agreements, Faculty Consulting Agreements, Material Transfer Agreements, Data Use Agreements and other agreements as appropriate (such as subaward agreements for Industry Sponsored Clinical Trials) on behalf of CHOP Principal Investigators.

The Director will collaborate with companies, sponsors, academic institutions, subawardees, etc. to help advance research at CHOP. Develop, interpret and apply CHOP policies, and interpret and apply laws and regulations to ensure compliance and best practices at CHOP. Provide advice, counsel and strategic direction to the Vice President, Office of Technology Transfer, Commercialization and Innovation and maintain a dotted line partnership with the Office of General Counsel, the Vice President Research Administration & Operations, and the Assistant Vice President and Chief Clinical Research Officer (as well other senior research and hospital administration).

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Staff Researcher, External Research
VMware
Palo Alto, California

Job Role and Responsibilities:

  • Your will work with universities worldwide on emerging technologies.
  • In this role, you will scout and connect with disruptive ideas and thought leaders around the world.
  • You will inspire VMware’s technical community to engage with those leaders and projects.
  • You will accelerate and transfer key ideas to and from VMware; and you will help to shape the computing industry in exciting new directions.
  • This role will exercise your technical acumen, as you build research ideas that have the promise to be game-changing.
  • This will also exercise your imaginative potential as you extrapolate possibilities for the technology and its implications.
  • Finally, the role will explore your leadership abilities as you identify and pursue strategic opportunities.

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Vice Provost for Research and Innovation
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AK

The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice Provost for Research and Innovation (VPRI) who will serve as the chief research officer on all matters related to the Institution’s research mission.  The university seeks a dynamic and progressive leader who will provide leadership, give strategic vision and foster innovation and excellence to advance the research enterprise.

For more information about job responsibilities, qualifications and to apply, please follow the position title link.