The Stanford Center for Clinical Research (SCCR) is a growing academic research organization within the Stanford Department of Medicine. Our mission is to conduct and promote high-impact, innovative clinical research to improve human health.
We are seeking a Research Finance Assistant (Research Administrator 1) to be an integral member of our joint operations team. You will assist with pre- and post-award activities for clinical research projects sponsored by foundations, industry, and government agencies.
The ideal candidate has strong attention to detail, great communication skills, and the ability to collaborate with diverse stakeholders. You may also have the opportunity to learn and grow through additional collaborations within the Department of Medicine. Learn more about our work and core values: www.med.stanford.edu/sccr.
This is a hybrid position located in the Stanford Research Park in Palo Alto, CA and may be eligible for remote opportunities.
At SCCR, we strive to find team members who are passionate about their work, flexible, fun, and want to deliver results. We place a high priority on equipping our staff to perform their job efficiently, helping them acquire new skills and grow within the organization. We encourage our team to have a healthy balance between work commitments and life outside of work and provide support to achieve this balance. If you are looking to make a large impact through global-reaching clinical research, we encourage you to apply!
Assist in the preparation of routine proposals within parameters of sponsored and non-sponsored research guidelines. Coordinate and communicate submission process, both paper and electronic; review documents for completeness and compliance.
Develop, prepare, and finalize project budgets, and provide budget justification
Serve as liaison and active partner between principal investigators, Office of Sponsored Research, research groups, and other departments; respond to sponsor inquiries.
Collaborate with Office of Sponsored Research to ensure awards are set up properly, including costsharing awards if applicable.
Review and understand the terms and conditions of sponsored projects administered, including linked/footnoted terms and conditions not provided in hard copy or electronic copy.
Initiate expenditures; monitor post award spending and commitment activity. Review and certify monthly expenditure statements, and facilitate quarterly review by principal investigators.
Download and monitor reports supporting project status, and use forecasting and decision aides under guidance.
Participate in contract closeout process and audit inquiries; submit final reports and certificates.
Coordinate and organize events, such as conferences, meetings, site visits, or sponsor reviews, related to sponsored projects as needed.
Participate in and contribute to process improvements and group projects.
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Relevant undergraduate degree.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree and one year of job related experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
Ability to learn and stay updated about university and government policies (FAR, Cost Accounting Standards, Office of Management and Budget circulars, sponsored guidelines, etc.) to properly administer sponsored projects.
Demonstrated understanding of terminology, such as compliance, title, sub-contractor, consultant, audit, and accounting review.
Willingness and ability to understand and interpret university policies and procedures.
Excellent oral, written, and verbal communication skills.
Excellent analytical skills; demonstrated expertise in Excel and web-based tools.
Strong accounting skills; knowledge of basic accounting principles.
Ability to complete Cardinal Curriculum I and II while in position.
Extreme attention to detail.
Ability to work well independently, but also to seek assistance when needed.
Excellent time management and organizational skills.
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:
Cardinal Curriculum I and II must be completed to remain in this position.
Frequently sit, grasp lightly, use fine manipulation and perform desk-based computer tasks, lift, carry, push and pull objects weighing up to ten pounds.
Occasionally stand, walk, grasp forcefully, use a telephone, write by hand and sort and file paperwork or parts.
Rarely lift, carry, push and pull objects weighing 11-20 pounds.
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu/.
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