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Senior Research Administrator, Clinical Research

Company: Joslin Diabetes Center
Location: Boston
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Under general direction, the Senior Research Administrator, Clinical Research, provides Pre and Post award support to Joslin investigators for complex Clinical Research awards including federal grants and subcontracts, foundation grants and clinical trial agreements.Pre-award responsibilities require supporting the preparation, review and processing of clinically-oriented grant applications and with an emphasis on industry sponsored clinical trials.Post-award responsibilities involve the administration of research projects in compliance with legal, sponsor and Center policies and regulations. This position will also assist in the maintenance of internal tracking data used for management reporting. This role is a wonderful opportunity to be part of a remarkable team atmosphere where pre-award, post-award, compliance and research legal work closely together.Small, single focus institution with a global impactPossibility of making a real impact on an individual basisDue to our smaller size, recognition of individual accomplishments is apparent to all levels of leadershipRole is a hybrid of central office administrator and departmental administrator positions at other institutions. Due to Joslin's size and structure, there are no departmental research administrators.Strong collaborative effort with our PI'sGreat institution and OSR for learningAbility to participate in Center-wide initiatives such as Diversity and Inclusion, Research Retreat, and other Research-wide effortThe interview process will be conducted virtually, and the role has the option for a mainly remote schedule if desired. Responsibilities:Under direct supervision assists and advises faculty and staff on all aspects of pre- and post-award clinical research project proposals and account management.Presents clear and concise interpretation of policies, regulations, and guidelines to faculty, staff, administrators and others.Stays abreast of sponsors' rules, regulations and policy changes. Disseminate information about changes in clinical research administration guidelines from sponsors and the Center. Remain abreast of current trends, practices, regulatory and/or policy changes of granting entities, which may impact internal processes or programs. Provide continuing education to faculty and staff on external regulations. Develops resources to aid faculty and staff in their response to funding opportunities and performance of contracts.Maintains departmental databasesPrepares just-in-time documentation for validation and compiles other information required for sponsors' grant application processing and award issuance.Requests sponsor authorization as necessary on changes in principal investigator, scope or work, key personnel, key personnel effort, performance site, proposed funding period or no-cost extension requests via eRA Commons.Ensures clinical research award operational compliance with Center policies and external legal and administrative regulations.Other duties as assignedQualifications:Bachelor's degree, or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired.Three or more years' experience in research administration with pre and post award management in an academic research/hospital environment.Clinical trial and related clinical research experience preferredDemonstrated track record in a front-line service-oriented position, involving extensive customer service and relationship building.Certification in Research Administration desirable.Broad knowledge of polices and regulations governing federal funding and accompanying compliance issuesAbility to interpret PHS and other grant sponsor policies, including Uniform Guidance, and related grant management requirements to ensure accurate proposal submission.Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite software (Excel, Word, Outlook) and other database applications (Access Preferred)Strong communication skills to effectively communicate with diverse segments of the institution, provide training, and respond to end-user questions.Ability to work independently to identify problems and solutions that meet the occasionally competing needs of research, other internal departments, sponsoring agencies or regulatory bodies.Strong detail orientation when reviewing grants requirements against application to ensure accuracy and compliance in submission.Ability to work under pressure.Skill in prioritizing workload to complete work in a timely manner where there are pressures of deadlines, competing requirements, and fluctuating workloads, without sacrificing quality. Joslin is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minority/Female/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans. Joslin values diversity and inclusion, and we encourage diversity applicants.Joslin Diabetes Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and it is the policy of Joslin to prohibit discrimination of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, marital/parental status, disability status, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.PDN-993554a6-ce53-43e4-81b4-b82b699b11c9

Keywords: Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston , Senior Research Administrator, Clinical Research, Healthcare , Boston, Massachusetts

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