A cover letter with your resume addressing how your experience and education specifically address the requirements of the position is mandatory to be considered for this position.
The Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology is seeking a rising star to join our nationally ranked division. In this position, we will leverage your attention to detail, outstanding communication skills, and commitment to our tripartite mission as we continue building upon our international reputation in research, teaching and clinical care. As a member of our team, you will partner with and learn from some of most experienced, capable research administration and finance staff in the university. With the experience and skills gained in this position, you will be primed for the next step in your research administration career. We invite you to explore this wonderful opportunity and meet some of our outstanding faculty and staff!
Pre-award activities (65%)
The individual holding this position will support the pre-award process and be a resource for faculty, postdoctoral fellows and students assisting them in applying for grants and other sources of sponsored and gift funding.
Support the division’s pre-award processes ensuring departmental, school, university, and sponsor compliance with applicable policies, instructions, and guidelines including, but not limited to:
Assist division personnel with the interpretation of the aforementioned policies, instructions, and guidelines, seeking clarification as appropriate;
Serve as the primary support to complete PAFs accurately and route in compliance with department, medical school and ORSP policies;
Prepare and update grant documents including biosketches, resources, budget justification templates, including coordinating collaborator, and other documents for submission to sponsors;
Serve as an advisor to the division for sponsored projects related activities including progress and final reports, IRB, UCUCA, etc., and assist where needed to complete reporting, regulatory, and approval processes;
Maintain pre-award filing system for division;
Assist with locating sources of funding for faculty, postdocs and students;
Assist division faculty and staff with identifying university resources as needed for research related matters including initiating contact and coordinating communications (i.e. MICHR, IRB, etc.);
Coordinate the completion of UFA, JIT and OS requests and progress reports.
Post-award activities (20%)
Provide administrative support to training grants, center grants, etc. including assisting faculty in managing their operating activities. This includes arranging meetings, preparing reports, submitting documentation to university and sponsor offices.
Other administrative duties as assigned including providing general administrative support to faculty.
BA/BS required, Master’s degree preferred; 1-3 years pre-award and sponsored projects management experience especially with NIH and industrial sponsors. This position requires a motivated person who works well under deadline pressure and can operate responsibly and independently. Furthermore, this position requires a high level of multitasking and prioritizing, managing proposal submissions of varying degrees of complexity concurrently with award management. A successful employee will work closely cultivating trust and rapport with a variety of constituents including divisional and departmental faculty and staff, medical school and university administration, and sponsors. Strong writing and oral communications skills and the ability to read carefully through guidelines and policies is a must. Qualified candidates are adept at learning new processes and systems as well as contributing to the team effort in creating or modifying them as needed. Proficiency with MS Word, Excel and Adobe Acrobat is necessary.
A basic understanding of the structure and function of ORSP, Office of Research, Sponsored Programs, and Medical School operations desired. Experience with VA appointments, IPAs, and subcontracts is also desired.
Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.
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