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Research Administrator (R23-02) **2 vacancies**- HYBRID

Employment is with The Research Foundation for the State University of New York, a private, nonprofit, educational corporation that provides essential sponsored program administration and innovation support services to SUNY faculty and students whose ideas and research generate ground-breaking discovery and translate to entrepreneurial and economic development opportunities for New York State.
Working at the SUNY Research Foundation for the University at Albany, you will be part of a team that provides essential services to the University as it moves to the front ranks of American higher education, supporting the advancement of education, research and discovery. The University at Albany, a nationally recognized research university with outstanding faculty, researchers and staff, offers challenging, exciting and rewarding careers to those who seek opportunities to grow and excel.
Why UAlbany:
Home to nine colleges and schools, 57 centers and institutes, and 675 full-time faculty scholars and researchers, the University at Albany is tackling the challenges of our time and making new discoveries that will enhance the well-being of our future. Halting the spread of HIV. Improving legal counsel for the poor. Restoring Ancient Roman mosaics. The University at Albany is at the forefront of innovation and exploration in a wide range of research areas, from the health sciences and engineering to the humanities and fine arts. Since 2005, the UAlbany has been recognized as a Carnegie R1 research institution - one of the elite "very high research activity" doctoral universities as ranked by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Job Description:
Description of Duties:
The Division for Research is an innovative team of administrative professionals dedicated to the delivery of seamless services to our research community striving to increase the University at Albany's visibility in, and resources for, advancing and disseminating knowledge, discovery, and scholarship. Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) provides a full range of assistance to faculty, staff, administrators, and students in obtaining and administering funding from non-University sources. 
The Research Administrator (RA) manages and supports the research infrastructure, provides stewardship of external funding and is dedicated to providing the best support possible for University researchers. The Research Administrator is responsible for performing diversified and complex administrative functions for various Pre-Award and non-financial Post-Award activities of sponsored awards to ensure conformity with University and Research Foundation (RF) policies, state and federal laws and regulations, and assists with any revisions required as a condition of funding or compliance with sponsor and legal requirements.
The RA will be an active member of the proposal specialist team and/or award management team and serves as the primary point of contact for assigned proposals and/or award management. As the point of contact, the RA establishes a good working relationship with faculty to obtain, review and complete all campus documents pertaining to proposal submission and subsequent award. S/he provides guidance and research administration support to faculty, students and staff by interpreting and applying award terms and conditions, processing awards, and seeking sponsor approval when required.
  1. Works closely and collaboratively with University faculty and staff assisting with proposal preparation to a variety of sponsoring agencies such as federal and state agencies, foundations, and other public entities. Interprets sponsor requirements and guidelines, assists with budget preparation, reviews and approves all proposal documents to be submitted to sponsors for appropriateness and compliance. Review and approval of internal campus documents for proper eligibility, waiver approvals and identification of potential risks. Liaison between faculty and sponsoring agencies on behalf of the Research Foundation. Accepts awards, reviews, negotiates and initiates set-up in Oracle. Coordinates with other Research Division staff to work collaboratively to provide superior, professional service to the campus. 
  2. Participates in the programmatic monitoring of awards, gives guidance to faculty to assure proper stewardship of funds received, works with departmental administrator, and the SPA team throughout the life of a sponsored project. Ensure that PI's submit timely and accurate reports specified in the award. 
  3. Assist in development, implementation and communication of internal operating procedures and practices within SPA and to external participants. Actively participates in team meetings, system implementation efforts and on-going process improvement. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Six (6) to seven (7) years administrative experience related to; (electronic) research administration, research support, federal, state and/or industry related proposal submissions, budget preparation.
  • Strong verbal, written, organizational and time management skills as well as attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and multi-task.
  • Ability to interact effectively with a diverse constituency and be customer service oriented.
  • Must exhibit a high level of professionalism and self-confidence to relate to faculty.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by the US Dept. of Education, or internationally recognized accrediting organizations.
  • Professional experience in a Higher Education setting with knowledge of regulations that govern federal research funding and related areas of regulatory compliance, federal circulars, and associated typical administrative terms and conditions.
  • Designation of Certified Research Administrator (CRA) or Certified Pre-Award Administrator (CPRA)

Additional Information:
Salary Range: $60,000 - $62,000
Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three year period. Please refer to the following website for the complete Annual Security Report ("Clery Report"):
As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, The Research Foundation for SUNY will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, criminal record, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status with respect to receiving public assistance, domestic violence victim status, a disabled, special, recently separated, active duty wartime, campaign badge, Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other characteristics protected under applicable law. 
The Research Foundation for The State University of New York offers exceptional benefits such as healthcare, dental, vision, pension plans, competitive pay, generous paid time off, tuition assistance, life insurance and long-term disability insurance. The University at Albany offers a variety of performing arts, world class libraries, and competitive sporting events.

Application Instructions:
**Hybrid remote schedule is available, subject to campus policy change
Persons interested in the above position should submit a resume, three work-related references, along with a letter of application.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.