Provide primary support to the Vice President for Research and Economic Development for the oversight of all research administration activities including the Office of Sponsored Projects (e.g., contract and grant pre-award, award set-up and post-award research administration), the Office of Research Integrity (e.g., human subject research, animal welfare, biosafety, conflict of interest, responsible conduct of research, export control areas), and the Comparative Biology Resources Center (e.g., laboratory animal care and management). Provide strategic planning, streamlined business operations and continuous improvements in administrative communications and accountabilities.
Serve as a member of the senior leadership team of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development.
Assist the Vice President for Research and Economic Development in crafting the long-term vision and strategic plan for the Division of Research and Economic Development.
Provide leadership, direction, and operational oversight to the heads/managers of the Office of Sponsored Projects, Office of Research Integrity, and Comparative Biology Resource Center.
Provide leadership and guidance in establishing and maintaining an appropriate infrastructure for the research enterprise, formulating, and implementing goals and objectives.
Effectively manage and direct the efforts of professional and support staff in the Office of Sponsored Projects, Office of Research Integrity, and Comparative Biology Resource Center.
Work collaboratively and in partnership with faculty researchers, department chairs, deans, administrative officers, and other offices in the University to provide for the administration and compliance of sponsored project activities.
Develop institutional policies and procedures to ensure University compliance with federal, state, and local laws related to the administration of grants and contracts.
Develop and maintain strategically directed, scalable, efficient research administration teams, promoting a culture of high performance and continuous process improvement.
Directly or through staff, promote efforts to improve and simplify research administration, and provide ongoing oversight.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop, implement, and maintain standard operating procedures and policies for all aspects of research administration.
Ensure Offices of Sponsored Projects and Research Integrity facilitate faculty research, while monitoring project activity and ensuring that all project activities comply with applicable laws, regulations, and policies and procedures.
Supervise staff involved with pre- and post-award activities through the life-cycle of a funded project, including proposal review and submission, award review and negotiation, post award financial management, and close-out of the project.
Oversee project audit and any requests related to compliance.
Remain current in research administration and research compliance policies and procedures and render recommendations regarding policies and procedures pertaining to research administration, as necessary.
Remain current with federal contract and grant requirements, such as the Federal Office of Management and Budget Circulars, and the Uniform Grant Guidance.
Assist the Vice President for Research and Economic Development on other matters as required.
LICENSES, TOOLS, ANDEQUIPMENT:
Personal computers, printers, word processing, database management and spreadsheet software. Evidence of US Citizenship.
1. Master’s Degree or higher.
2. Minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in a research administrative function.
3. Demonstrated experience in progressively responsible leadership roles.
4. Demonstrated experience in the areas of animal care and use, human subject protection, biosafety, scientific misconduct, conflict of interest, and/or responsible conduct of research.
5. Demonstrated experience regarding federal and state regulations in a university setting.
6. Demonstrated supervisory experience.
7. Demonstrated strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
8. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.
9. Demonstrated experience in policy and standard operating procedure development.
10. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.
11. Must have demonstrated evidence of US Citizenship.
University of Rhode Island is a public institution that was founded in 1892. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 13,928 (fall 2021), its setting is rural, and the campus size is 1,245 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Rhode Island's ranking in the 2022-2023 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, #182. Its in-state tuition and fees are $15,880; out-of-state tuition and fees are $34,362.
The main campus of the University of Rhode Island is located in the village of Kingston, with three smaller campuses in various parts of the state. The university began as an agricultural school, and a renovated farmhouse has stood on the Kingston campus for more than a century. Now, URI offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and many master's programs as well, including those in the School of Education, the College of Business Administration and College of Engineering.
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