The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), Office of Research Affairs is currently seeking a Research Administrator . The Research Administrator is responsible for assisting faculty at the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Medicine (SOM) in maximizing funds available to conduct research. The Research Administrator will directly contribute to the administrative, financial, biomedical and population health scientific support activities of the Office of Research Affairs at the School of Medicine. This position entails scientific know-how to be able read scientific papers and grant applications, to understand new technologies and discoveries, and communicate this information to SOM investigators for use in their research programs. The position must also understand process of regulatory compliance and grants administration.
From identifying grant opportunities to providing training and administrative support, the Office of Research Affairs at the School of Medicine coordinates a wide range of services to assist junior and senior faculty investigators across all departments, programs, institutes and centers. The Office of Research Affairs serves as a research hub, through which information from a variety of sources can be accessed and guidance - as well as operating policies - can be conveyed and interpreted.
UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
In the Fall of 2021, UMB will require all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.
Collaborates with the Office of Research Affairs Director and Executive Director in ensuring that faculty members are apprised of research funding opportunities and notices. This involves monitoring and analyzing Request for Applications (RFAs) for large grants (P, U, etc.) from the National Institute of Health (NIH) and other Federal agencies in areas of bioinformatics and IT, biomedical, and population health studies and targeting the RFAs to appropriate senior faculty led teams.
Responsible for generating regular and as needed funding reports for the SOM Dean and other members of the Dean's senior staff.
Assists in the continued development of the School's research strategic plan in accordance with UMB priorities. This includes working with faculty research teams in bioinformatics, biomedical, and population health projects to coordinate scientific goals and facilitating development of unifying hypotheses.
Assists faculty members and business managers in the preparation of grant, funding requests, and budget. Leads research teams in submission of multidisciplinary grants and assures faculty and grants and contracts comply with all federal and state legal requirements and UMB policies prior to review by the Office of Research and Development.
Provides assistance to electronically create and route proposals for sponsored research project grants. Examines proposal applications accuracy of budget, percent of time of investigators, indirect cost rates, site of performance, etc.
Ensures proper spending of research funding.
Maintains and generates complex databases of all grants submitted including tracking individual faculty grant histories, success rates by agency, and providing faculty with historical perspectives regarding research opportunities.
Assists in assuring that faculty are appropriately served by the office of sponsored programs, office of technology commercialization, and center for clinical trials in the Office of Research and Development (ORD), Veterinary Resources/Comparative Medicine, and the General Clinical Research Center (GCRC). Aides faculty in monitoring and ensuring compliance with the Human Research Protections Program (HRPP), Institutional Review Board (IRB), and Office of Animal Welfare Assurance (OAWA).
Assists in coordinating meetings for thematic retreats, as well as monitoring and reporting on initial and subsequent progress.
Assists in the development and management of internal funding opportunities and programs to develop our grant portfolio.
Represents the School of Medicine both within the University and nationally.
Monitors Advisory Committee meetings at all NIH Institutes for future research topic trends.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree. Preference for degree in a major science (biological, chemical, or physical)/computer science or epidemiology.
Preferred Education: PhD degree in biomedical sciences or bioinformatics with postdoctoral training strongly preferred.
Experience: Six (6) years progressively building research administrative background with at least four (4) years in full life-cycle research administration.
Preferred Experience: Experience in research administration, grant and contract funding, computer science or database development, biomedical research laboratory and research regulatory compliance strongly preferred.
Supervisory Experience: One (1) year of work coordination or training of others preferred.
Certification/Licensure: Clinical Research Associate (CRA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred.
Other: Financial disclosure reporting required by State of Maryland Ethics Committee.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Possesses a knowledge of position requirements and able to perform position in compliance with all requirements/regulations/laws. Comprehensive knowledge of funding mechanisms and procedures as well as state and federal regulations. Capable of understanding scientific hypothesis, writing, experimental plans, and grant financials.
Ability to critically analyze data and skillful in use of personal computer software, such as spreadsheet, database, and website applications.
Ability to maintain high standards with the work being performed and maintain awareness with trends and influences. Assumes personal responsibility for all outcomes; makes effective and timely decisions; and learns how to effectively use technology. Maintains productivity and uses knowledge strategies to increase knowledge base. Ability to handle multiple priorities and assignments.
Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Writes and presents information in a clear and concise way. Interprets and understands written information and is able to listen attentively to verbal and non-verbal cues that lead to a deeper understanding. Ability to effectively communicate with faculty and staff in the pursuit of funding opportunities.
Ability to work cooperatively with others in a team setting and demonstrates professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others. Capable of interacting pleasantly and positively with other to meet customer expectations and provide follow up with customers.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at HRJobs@umaryland.edu .
If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact HRDiversity@umaryland.edu . Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E1208G
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: Yes
Organization: School of Medicine - Research & Graduate Studies
Job Posting: May 17, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing
Internal Number: 170701
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.