The School of Humanities and Sciences (H&S) is the foundation of a liberal arts education at Stanford. The school encompasses 23 departments and 25 interdisciplinary programs. H&S is home to fundamental and applied research, where free, open, and critical inquiry is pursued across disciplines. As the university's largest school, H&S serves as the foundation of a Stanford undergraduate education no matter which discipline students pursue as a major. Graduate students work alongside world-renowned faculty to pursue and shape foundational research that leads to breakthroughs and discoveries that shed new light on the past, influence the present, and shape the future. Together, faculty and students in H&S engage in inspirational teaching, learning, and research every day.
The Department of Mathematics in the School of Humanities and Sciences is seeking a Research Administrator 2 to manage all pre- and post-award activity in the department. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that all sponsored research activity in the department comply with Stanford, sponsor, and government regulations, while working with minimal oversight from the Finance Manager. This role applies and interprets policies and precedents, and serves as a resource and guide for faculty, students, and visitors. Acts on behalf of the Finance Manager in their absence.
The position involves developing, assembling, and submitting research proposals; account set-up; managing post-award financial activity; preparing customized reports; and responding to PIs, OSR, and sponsor requests as needed.
Knowledge of and experience in pre- and post-award research administration is required. Familiarity with Stanford Research Administration and completion of Cardinal Curriculum Level I are desired but not necessary.
This is a 100% FTE, continuing position. This position will be based on the Stanford campus and has a hybrid schedule, subject to operational need but typically with a minimum of 2 days per week on campus.
Please provide both a cover letter and resume with your application.
Participate with principal investigator in the preparation of the administrativecomponents of proposals within parameters of sponsored and non-sponsored research guidelines. Oversee and communicate submission process, both paper and electronic; review documents for completeness andcompliance.
Develop, prepare, and finalize PDRFs, project budgets, budgetjustification and other documentation as needed
Serve as liaison and active partner between principal investigators, Office ofSponsored Research, research groups, and other departments; respond to sponsorinquiries.
Collaborate with Office of Sponsored Research to ensure that sponsor deadlines are met, awards are set up properlyand cost-sharing requirements are fulfilled; initiate costtransfers.
Review and approve expenditures on monthly, quarterly or annual basis as needed; advise on post award spending and commitmentactivity, and oversee compliance related to fund andrevenue.
Participate in contract closeout process; submit final reports and certificates. Compile information and documents needed for auditinquiries.
Understand, apply, and advise on university and government policies forprojects.
Serve as a resource on subject area and overall technical resource to principalinvestigator and other universitystaff.
Process and coordinate funding for graduate student support, salary offset, and summer supplements with minimal supervision
Participate in and contribute to process improvements. Lead other staff in groupprojects
May participate as a mentor and provide cross-training asneeded.
Ad hoc reporting and data collection as needed for Financial Research Manager
Backup to Finance Manger as needed
*- Other duties may also beassigned.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and three years of job related experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
Basic knowledge of governmental regulations.
Ability to understand, interpret, and communicate policies and procedures.
Excellent oral, written, and communication skills.
Excellent analytical skills; demonstrated proficiency in Excel and web-based tools.
Strong accounting skills; knowledge of accounting principles.
Ability to complete Cardinal Curriculum I and II within first year in role.
Knowledge of procurement needs, including sole-sourcing, cost analyses, vendor requirements, and small business reporting.
Knowledge of property management requirements related to Stanford or non-Stanford title of equipment and fabrications.
Competency in project management.
Extreme attention to detail.
Ability to work well independently, but also to seek or offer assistance when needed.
Ability to review a proposal or manage a project with understanding of the overall scope and goal of each sponsored project.
Excellent time management and organizational skills
Certifications and Licenses
Cardinal Curriculum I and II must be completed to remain in this position
Certified Accountant or Auditor or similar credential desired.
The expected pay range for this position is $80,000 to $108,000 per annum.
Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.
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