• Director of Research Administration Services (Cancer and Imaging)

    Job Number
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    School Of Medicine
    SOM: Cancer RAS
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Not Applicable
    Job Category
    Research & Research Administration
  • Description

    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.
    • Performs other relevant duties as required or assigned.

      MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree and 7 years of experience in grants and contracts management, or related field. Master's degree is strongly preferred. Previous supervisory and management experience is required. A combination of relevant education and experience may be considered.

    Additional Details

    Preferred Qualifications:


    *Clinical trials experience (strongly preferred)

    *Post-award/grants financial management experience (strongly preferred)

    *Cancer and/or imaging experience (strongly preferred)

    *Industry contracts knowledge/experience

    *Previous NIH and other agencies pre-award proposal submission and post-award management duties

    *Microsoft Office, PeopleSoft, and Cayuse experience

    *Experience at an NCI designated institution

    *Experience at a large research institution where the volume and complexity of the proposal and award portfolio is similar to Emory


    The ideal candidate will:


    *Possess excellent oral and written communication skills and a demonstrated commitment to open dialog with all stakeholders

    *Demonstrate strong critical thinking and analytical skills, specifically s/he will have the ability to analyze/interpret data and make recommendations

    *Be committed to faculty/PI service

    *Have a strong aptitude for and a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain positive and productive relationships with faculty, staff, partners, and other stakeholders

    *Possess strong interpersonal and leadership skills

    *Utilize time management skills and be a creative problem solver

    *Understand and deploy conflict resolution skills

    *Be collaborative and foster a spirit of collegiality in the team

    *Interact collaboratively with department/division administrators to ensure all pre- and post-award activities are processed appropriately.



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