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Grants & Contracts SpecialistPosted by: La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology
Posted date: Apr-04-2016
Location: La Jolla, CA
Office of Sponsored Research
The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) serves as LJI’s coordinating office for all Government Agency or Private Foundation externally funded research project proposals submitted by LJI Faculty, Instructors, Postdoctoral Fellows, and Graduate Students.
OSR provides assistance to all LJI research staff during the grant application preparation and submission process (business info, budget, special instructions, etc.). OSR works to enhance the cooperation and support afforded to all Institute research staff. Our top priority is to ensure that every LJI investigator’s OSR administrative proponent has the tools and resources necessary for successful proposal submission and award acceptance. Additionally, OSR operates in close concert with Institute leadership, from corporate officers to other managers, on reports and projections for all manner of cyclical and special ad hoc projects. On an as needed basis, we also serve as a liaison for LJI PIs on funded projects with the Human Resources, Accounting, Technology Development, Research Relations, and other departments.
LJI is looking for a dynamic, self-motivated individual to compliment its existing OSR staff. The position is temp-to-hire with the understanding that a candidate who successfully completes the probationary period will have a full-time permanent position with full benefits as of Jan. 1, 2017. If you can deliver outstanding customer service to our world-renown faculty then we want to hear from you. Compensation will vary based on your previous experience.
Under the Direction of the Manager of Sponsored Research, the Grant & Contracts (G&C) Specialist will facilitate the administrative processes for preparation and submission of all funding proposals to various federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private foundations, as well as assist with the non-financial post-award administration of grants and contracts awarded to LJI. The G&C Specialist will work directly with faculty, research staff, internal departments, and LJI management to collect all required information while adhering to sponsoring agencies’ policies and guidelines. The Grants and Contracts Specialist continually demonstrates a commitment to high-quality customer service and willingness to support faculty, RAAs, department staff, and agency sponsors in all matters related to sponsored research.
Duties & Responsibilities
Please note: The above incorporates typical duties performed. It is recognized that other related duties not specifically mentioned may also be asked of OSR G&C Specialists.
What We’re Looking For
The ideal candidate will possess excellent written and verbal communication; capacity to function calmly and efficiently in stressful situations that require tact and diplomacy; a high level of flexibility and analytical ability as well as extremely proficient computer skills. The ability to report to work on time; follow directions from a supervisor then work independently and efficiently with minimal oversight; interact effectively with a diverse assemblage of professional backgrounds and personalities; understand and follow rules, policies and procedures; accept constructive criticism; and to maintain a productive and positive work environment by acting and communicating in such a manner as to further collegiality amongst everyone with whom you interact.
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university and six months to two years progressively responsible professional experience either in sponsored research or translatable administrative functions OR any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been demonstrably achieved is highly desirable.
Any exposure to Cayuse 424 software, Grants.gov, eRA Commons, and related websites is a plus.
Familiarity with Federal guidelines (specifically, the NIH Grants Policy Statement, FAR clauses, past OMB Circulars A-122, A-110 and A-133, or current Uniform Guidance 2 CFR Part 200) is also a plus.
How to Apply
Interested candidates must submit their CV and professional references enclosed within a single attachment. Candidates please apply here: