As part of the Indiana CTSI's (Clinical Translational Services Institute) Research Services, this position will serve as part of project development and management teams providing administrative leadership for large, complex, multi-institution, multi-state projects. Working alongside faculty investigators, the Research Business Administrator will serve a key role in the development and management of these complex projects by being a key decision maker on administrative/fiscal aspects such as compliance decisions, approving/disapproving charges, developing policies and procedures for management of projects, managing effort, approving costs for subcontractors and managing subcontractor performance, performing financial analysis, developing reports, etc. Many of the projects this person will manage will be School of Medicine and University level initiatives with several leading consortiums stemming from these initiatives at the National Level (CTSA Grant, DOD/NCAA Care Consortium, NIH Precision Medicine, Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network, etc).
Serve on project teams being the key decision maker for administrative/financial aspects
Identify challenges to the project missions and develop strategies to overcome them
Identify gaps in available resources as well as current practices. Develop and implement procedures to address such gaps, reallocate resources, and create staffing plans/proposals as necessary
Develop policies for both the Research Services group as well as individual projects to manage collaborator relationships and ensure compliance with research expectations
Be a key driver in the implementation of research projects as well as serve a university/state resource for managing multi-institution, multi-state projects
Be a lead trainer across the Indiana CTSI for all items related to Research Administration
Lead all fiscal aspects of projects which are CTSI, IUSM and University level initiatives which are typically very large, complex awards spanning multiple institutions across multiple states. Serve as a key decision maker in issues related to purchasing, identification of errors, reporting compliance, effort management, subcontract management, etc
Develop reports to ensure compliance with sponsor expectations and perform financial analysis
Meet regularly with subcontractors and collaborators and immediately work to resolve issues that may arise
Become skilled at using new technologies. Keep abreast of funding agency guidelines and policies changes. Attend seminars / conferences and engage in professional opportunities (i.e., professional groups like NCURA or SRA) to further enhance managerial skills, knowledge of international grantsmanship, and compliance issues both internally and externally.
Serve as the administrative leader on research teams in the preparation and management of competitive grant proposals/awards directly under the CTSI Research Services.
Provide advice and counsel to faculty and other administrators in preparation/development of projects
REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree and five years of research, grant or academic fiscal-related experience; or Master's degree and two years research or grant-related experience.
Proficiency with computers, Microsoft Office (especially Excel), Kuali Coeus, KFS, IUIE, and electronic proposal submission systems. Ability to effectively communicate and exchange information with a wide variety of people, strong interpersonal skills, ability to take responsibility and resolve problems, demonstration of good decision making capabilities, ability to articulate complex situations, ability to manage multiple priorities, attention to detail and ability to meet specific deadlines. Knowledge of federal contract and grant financial requirements.
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.