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Director, Sponsored Research Administration

Responsibilities

Oversight of Sponsored Research administration - oversee all functions of the three divisions that comprise the Sponsored Research Administration (SRA) office (Pre-award, Post-award, and Sponsored Project Accounting): the grants application process, including the coordination of all scientific and administrative reviews; administrative management of institutional grants; oversight of all sponsor technical reporting and relevant compliance requirements. Continually review and update information pertaining to changes in federal regulations, specific agency requirements, and procedures for administration of funded awards.Ensure that the SRA team has current, expert knowledge of applicable federal regulations, laws, statutes, and JAX policies and procedures as they relate to management and administration of sponsored programs. Develop and implement well-defined policies and procedures relevant to the internal grants administration process, inclusive of the pre-award, post-award and management/financial management processes. Communicate policies and procedures that are in accordance with federal, state, and The Jackson Laboratory s policies. Evaluate, interpret, and provide guidance on policies, procedures, and laws/regulations relevant to sponsored research. Provide information and counsel to JAX senior management on sponsored research administrative and financial issues. Provide oversight and administration of FCOI reporting and compliance. Assess the effectiveness of SRA operations. Oversee the SRA Intranet Site. Responds to information requests from both inside and outside JAX. Work with Strategic Communications & Public Engagement to maximize opportunities for publication and visibility of awards and faculty research projects. (40%)

Strategic planning, reporting and financial analysis - serve in a key strategic planning capacity, providing institutional expertise regarding financial modeling, program planning, and resource allocation for the Laboratory's research enterprise. This position also oversees the forecasting, planning and analysis for portions of The Jackson Laboratory research budget and indirect cost budget, as well as all non-research sponsored program funding, and directs the budgeting of institutional research funds. Develop reporting, benchmarks, dashboards and metrics on faculty awards, (15%)

Research program oversight - provide information and counsel to the faculty on program financial management, labor allocation, budget development, funding strategies, and resource management and compliance. Provide oversight and faculty and staff support in grant and sponsored program activities to include contract and subcontract preparation, negotiation, and recommendation for acceptance.Perform ongoing funding reviews of investigator programs and major multi-program projects. Develop inreach programs to provide training and assistance to faculty and staff who are involved in sponsored research. Direct administrative and financial management of institutional grants; provide information and counsel to faculty, campus Scientific Directors, VP of Education and SVP Research regarding program and resource allocation issues. (20%)

Stewardship of sponsored funds - serve as the authorized institutional official/signatory in negotiations with sponsoring agencies, ensuring compliance with sponsor-mandated requirements on funds management, cost accounting standards, animal welfare and human subjects research, data sharing, conflict of interest, research integrity, and management of systems. Provide support for post-award matters including reporting, budget changes, project revisions, and other updates, as required. (15%)

Research analytics and business intelligence provides regular and ad hoc reporting and analysis to the EVP & COO, CFO, SVP of Research, campus Scientific Directors, VP of Education, President/CEO and the Board of Trustees on areas relating to Laboratory sponsored funding (including such areas as sponsored research budget, proposal submission, awards received, success rate, compliance, and faculty analytics). (10%)

Qualifications

Bachelor s degree in business, finance or related field. At least seven (7) years of professional experience in sponsored research in a university/research setting is required. Preferred qualifications: Master s degree; Certified Research Administrator (CRA) designation.

Demonstrated pre- and post- award financial management experience including proposal development and post- award management. Familiarity with all types of award mechanisms, including grants, contracts, subcontracts, and cooperative agreements. Extensive experience interpreting and applying federal and state research guidelines, policies and practices and complex sponsor requirements and recommending actions and resolving complex issues.

Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills, ability to work under pressure with constantly changing priorities and deadlines. On time delivery of assignments.

Advanced skills in the procurement and use of sponsored research IT systems is required.

Demonstrated supervisory and leadership experience is required. Must possess the ability to lead and motivate others across multiple campuses and a diverse organization towards the accomplishment of shared goals in support of the Laboratory s mission.

Ability to work effectively with a variety of SRA s constituencies, including administrators, faculty, staff, governmental agencies, and other prospective funding sources.

Excellent professional written and verbal skills, as well as critical problem solving skills.

Possess a broad working knowledge of Federal funding agencies; deep knowledge of NIH and DOD funding is particularly valuable. Must have a familiarity with the NIH Grants Policy Statement, Uniform Guidance, Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Acquisition Regulations and audit requirements

A demonstrated history of fostering a culture of excellent customer service.

Ability to travel 20% of time.



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