Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Neurology.� The position is located at the McMillan Building.� This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Manages and directs all research financial and operational issues for the department, including federally funded and other sponsored research and industry sponsored clinical studies, while ensuring cohesiveness, compliance and consistency.� Oversight responsibility includes making sure that established objectives are met.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Oversee federal grant funding, industry sponsored clinical studies and all specific purpose funds, which includes funding from multiple divisions.
Oversee preparation of department’s research budget, financial plan, and financial projections.
Prepare and analyze grant and studies data reports; distribute, track, and monitor bridge, start up, cost sharing, and restricted DFA funding.
Develop and oversee tracking mechanism for grant submission data (current awards, pending awards, grants submitted, etc.).
Oversee the financial analysis and monitoring of clinical trials and preparation of clinical research budgets, contracts, coverage analysis, sponsor billing, and study close out.
Provide data for research components of division strategic plan documents.
Interpret, communicate and implement of University and government policies and procedures related to research administration.� Oversee coordination of common services such as radioactive waste disposal, equipment maintenance, glassware washing needs, etc.; coordination of common equipment, and shared facilities.
Oversee research payroll sourcing.
Develop, implement and maintain standard practices and procedures to ensure efficient work flow and staffing; manage cost vs. process improvement decisions.
Assure professional public relations and efficient handling of complaints.
Work with Executive Director, and Vice Chair for Research to develop new programs or projects.
Represent department on University committees (e.g. Research Management Council, Department Research Compliance Committee, Clinical Studies committees).
Oversee personnel issues related to research administration, which consists of addressing employee-related problems, reviewing and approving all research administration staffing changes such as promotions and hires; ensuring completion of job descriptions and employee evaluations; and ensuring titles and salaries are consistently maintained.
Prepare annual report for research administration and oversight of divisional annual reports, as they relate to research data.
Supervise support service activities as they relate to research space, including oversight of space system updates for all departmental space.
Work with Facilities to ensure proper maintenance of laboratory equipment (including electrical issues, hood certifications, general maintenance, etc.).
Oversee equipment inventory (both internal and University systems).
Bachelor’s degree required with at least 7 years experience in a financial management, grant development, or strategic planning function.
Minimum 5 years of supervisory experience.
Master’s degree preferred.
Prefer experience in academic research administration.
Effectively exercise discretion and independent judgment in decision-making process, planning and conversing.
Must maintain a professional demeanor in dealing with administrative and clerical personnel as well as with faculty and contacts at other institutions, while exercising diplomacy and enhancing the integrity of the Department.
Demonstrated effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
The hiring range for this position is $90,688 - $120,141 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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