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Research Administrators
Company: Northwestern University
Location: Chicago, IL
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 05/20/2022
Expire Date: 07/20/2022
Job Categories: Education, Research & Development
Job Description
Research Administrators

Research Administrators

Are you looking to continue and grow your career in Grant Management? A future in Grant Management is a rapidly growing and in demand career. Department of Preventive Medicine at Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, based in the heart of beautiful downtown Chicago, Illinois, is seeking inquisitive and motivated individuals to support their grant management team. 

The Department of Preventive Medicine (DPM) is an international leader in studying the determinants, mechanisms and outcomes of chronic diseases of aging in order to intervene and implement strategies that improve health across the life course. DPM aims to improve the health of individuals and populations through translational research, education and training, community outreach and promotion of public health. As a result of our world-class, interdisciplinary faculty and stellar trainees, we are proud to be the No. 1 NIH-funded department of our kind in the country.

This job is great for a detail-oriented individual who is interested in getting an inside look at how research fulfills its promise from basic science through entrepreneurial efforts at translation. The ideal candidate will demonstrate learning agility, have solid written and verbal communication skills, and have either direct research and financial experience. Familiarity with federal grants is a plus! In addition to joining a collaborative and hard-working team that values strong relationships, Northwestern employees take advantage of excellent healthcare and retirement benefits as well as generous paid time off. If you feel this could be a great career match, please apply today!

JobID 44606: Senior Research Administrator
Provides administrative leadership by incorporating a significant amount of experience in support of unit's research programs and mission. May provide sole support to a small to mid-sized unit, or support a portion of activities in a larger unit. Using extensive research administration experience within the same unit, coordinates all aspects of multiple grant &/or contract pre- & post-award activities. Assists in developing new funding opportunities & strategic plans regarding grants &/or contracts by providing guidance & counsel in regard to grant &/or contract administration which includes attending internal & external meetings, interpreting clauses, reviewing contracts, & resolving reporting &/or expense problems. Reviews associated policy & procedures & recommends changes to increase productivity & effectiveness.

Typically administers multiple research projects such as complex multi-PI or multi-unit proposals, grants &/or contracts and research portfolio for a more complex small to mid-sized unit. Pre and post awards and financial experience required. A minimum of 5 years’ experience required with 2 years of research administration and 3 years of research, finance, administrative or other relevant experience.

If interested, please apply at: https://careers.northwestern.edu/psp/hr857prd_er/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=44606&PostingSeq=1

JobID 44224: Associate Research Administrator
Completes clerical and administrative tasks in support of unit's sponsored programs and research mission. This may include coordinating pre-award &/or post-award processes; completing internal or external forms for any/all portions (including budget) of a proposal or award; collecting, distributing &/or archiving proposal and award related documents; using spreadsheets to calculate budgets and track data &/or data analysis.

Typically assists with research projects such as components of multi-PI or multi-unit proposals, grants &/or contracts. Some experience is pre and post awards highly preferred. Financial and compliance experience are highly desirable.

If interested, please apply at: https://careers.northwestern.edu/psp/hr857prd_er/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=44224&PostingSeq=1

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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