Research Administrator Responsibilities and Duties

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Create accounts as per awarded project budgets and adjust them as per revised award notices.

Support Chair or department head to research and apprise research funding opportunities.

Support business managers and faculty members to prepare grant and funding requests and prepare budget.

Maintain submitted grants database including tracking faculty grant histories and success rates and offering faculty on research opportunities.

Administer departmental research effort reporting and submit signed effort certificates complying with guidelines, collaborate with central administration to represent research faculty needs and maintain grant awards and agreements’ records.

Ensure principal investigators and division business managers handle research funding spending.

Ensure department grants and contracts comply with federal and state legal needs and MB policies before Office of Research and Development review.

Assure serving of faculty by UMB office of technology transfer and office of sponsored programs and institutional review board.

Generate and approve purchase requisitions for payment and travel reimbursements.

Interface with Research Finance, prepare cost transfers and resolve deficits.

Evaluate expenditure documents as per guidelines for allowability and appropriateness.

Advise principal investigators and departmental manager on research funding issues.

Ensure grant proposals and subcontracts’ timely renewal and completed activities’ orderly closeout.

Research compliance issues such as human subjects, animal welfare and biohazards and oversee staff attendance at safety training.

Support continued development of department’s research strategic plan as per UMB priorities.

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