Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Department: Office Sponsored Research Salary/Grade: NEX/11
The Grants Assistant provides pre- and post-award processing of all grants and contracts from outside sponsors. This position reviews budgets for accuracy and ensure that both University and funding agency sponsor guidelines have been met on all proposal submissions. The Grants Assistant also supports Grants Officers in creating University accounts for sponsored programs; serves as liaisons between departments, OSR, and Accounting Services for Research and Sponsored Programs (ASRSP) in maintaining such accounts.
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Reviews standard and routine University wide sponsored research grant proposals & provides basic administrative oversight for resulting awards.
Working under the direction of OSR Grants Officers to assist in determining that all University & sponsor requirements have been met prior to University's endorsement & submission of proposals and acceptance of awards.
Works closely with Grants Officers to determine workload priorities and deadlines.
Written and verbal communication with research staff and faculty. May meet with research staff and faculty in conjunction with Grants Officer (limited faculty contact).
Develop proficiency using various electronic research administration platforms used University-wide as well as those internal to OSR. Also develops skills using external sponsor electronic research administration websites.
Performs related duties as required or assigned.
A bachelor’s degree or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired.
Excellent math, analytical, and customer service skills.
Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Able to work under pressure and prioritize workload.
Must be able to work as part of a team and work under deadline pressures;
A strong customer service orientation and attention to detail are critical to this position.
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
Entry level of knowledge of: Federal regulations related to research administration, including OMB A-21, OMB A-110, and RTC terms and conditions.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Able to analyze budgets, be proficient in MS Word and Excel, and be able to confidently use University enterprise systems.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 35714
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Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.