Job Description

Mgr,Research Admin

Requisition IDreq12324
Working TitleMgr,Research Admin
Position Grade14
Position Summary

The Manager, Research Administration position will play a critical role in the Cancer Center Research Administration, and will have direct oversight and supervisor of the research administration staff on the grants team. They will oversee the coordination of all pre- and post-award grant and contract responsibilities for the Cancer Center. This position will also have a meaningful impact in the development and mentorship of research administrative support staff. This is an excellent opportunity for a self-motivated, highly organized individual with pre- and post-award grant and contract experience to join the Cancer Center administrative team. Specific details of the job duties and responsibilities are:

· Assist assigned Cancer Center investigators in all elements of pre-award grant and contract development, including budget development, completions of all sponsor and internal forms, obtaining required approvals, document collection and formatting, creating of electronic and paper application packages, liaising with subaward institutions, facilitation of planning meetings, etc

· Manage research portfolios of assigned Cancer Center investigators in the post-award stage, including, review of regular financial reports and oversight of all grant charges, identification of problems or concerns and development and implementation of solutions, subrecipient monitoring (confirming invoices are received, valid, and paid in a timely manner), participation in close-out process, development and submission of progress reports by due dates, maintenance and oversight of unfunded agreements (MTAs, MOUs, CDAs, SRAs), submission of IRB/IACUC/IBC paperwork as required, effort certifications, etc

· Tracking and reporting development of planned and pending grant and contract applications, productivity, outcomes, and fiscal "health" of supported programs.

· Recruitment, training, mentoring, and supervision of assigned Cancer Center Research Administration (CCRA) staff members, including assignment of tasks and responsibilities, day-to-day oversight, review of work quality, performance reviews, oversight of sick and annual leave, etc Facilitation of hiring of technical staff, and students (undergrad and graduate) for supported laboratories, research centers, and/or grant funded training programs.

· An administrative contact on the Cancer Center Support Grant, responsible for compilation of funding information/data tables, financial and grants management, and budget, grant and application development.

· Ability to oversee the development and future management of large, complex, multi-investigator, multi-institution cancer applications to various external agencies.

· Other duties designed to contribute to achievement of the overall mission, goals, and objectives of the Cancer Center Research Administration office as assigned.

The successful applicant will possess detailed knowledge of the OMB Uniform Guidance, other grant and contract rules and regulations, and complex concepts in research administration. They will have excellent skills in the preparation of NIH and other sponsor grant and contract applications including, skills in development of complex budgets (including multi-project U01 and P01 budgets), and the ability to gather large amounts of data and organize this data into the required format per sponsor guidelines. The ability to provide accurate and deadline oriented work is a must. Must feel comfortable in a supervisory role and have ability to track and ensure staff are meeting research faculty needs. The successful candidate will be expected to either already be familiar with or capable of learning to work within UNM-specific policies related to grants and contracts, compliance requirements, fiscal processes, purchasing, and HR.

The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center is the Official Cancer Center of New Mexico and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in a 500-mile radius. Its 124 board-certified oncology specialty physicians include cancer surgeons in every specialty (abdominal, thoracic, bone and soft tissue, neurosurgery, genitourinary, gynecology, and head and neck cancers), adult and pediatric hematologists/medical oncologists, gynecologic oncologists, and radiation oncologists. They, along with more than 600 other cancer healthcare professionals (nurses, pharmacists, nutritionists, navigators, psychologists and social workers), provide treatment to 65% of New Mexico’s cancer patients from all across the state and partner with community health systems statewide to provide cancer care closer to home. They treated 13,578 patients in 105,748 ambulatory clinic visits in addition to in-patient hospitalizations at UNM Hospital. A total of 1,610 patients participated in cancer clinical trials, including 696 patients who participated in clinical trials testing new cancer treatments that include tests of novel cancer prevention strategies and cancer genome sequencing. The 132 cancer research scientists affiliated with the UNMCCC were awarded $34.5 million in federal and private grants and contracts for cancer research projects and published 301 high quality publications. Promoting economic development, they filed more than 30 new patents since FY16, and since 2010, have launched 11 new biotechnology start-up companies. Scientists associated with the UNMCCC Cancer Control & Disparities have conducted more than 60 statewide community-based cancer education, prevention, screening, and behavioral intervention studies involving more than 10,000 New Mexicans. Finally, the physicians, scientists and staff have provided education and training experiences to more than 230 high school, undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral fellowship students in cancer research and cancer health care delivery. Learn more at

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Conditions of Employment
  • Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree; at least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

· Experience providing support to faculty in leadership roles and problem solving in a complex environment that spans multiple departments and organizations

· Experience with all stages of pre-award grant and contract development: identification of funding opportunities, guideline review and evaluation, budget development, completions of electronic and paper applications, document collection and formatting, development of subawards, etc

· Experience with all stages of post-award grant and contract management: review and evaluation of financial reports, oversight of expenses, identification of problems or concerns and development and implementation of solutions, subrecipient monitoring, grant and contract close-out process, development and submission of progress reports, maintenance and oversight of unfunded agreements (MTAs, MOUs, CDAs, SRAs), submission of IRB/IACUC/IBC paperwork, effort certifications, etc

· Experience in staff supervision, timekeeping and management

· Knowledge of OMB Uniform Guidance, particularly related to Cost Principles and allowable vs. unallowable charges on sponsored awards

· Knowledge of the National Institutes of Health’s Grants Management Policy

· Experience with Cancer Center Support Grants and other infrastructure-type grants with specific reporting requirements

· Knowledge of Banner and MyReports

· Knowledge of UNM’s Click-Grants and Click-IRB systems

· Knowledge of UNM Purchasing Policies/Procedures

· Knowledge of UNM HR Policies/Procedures

· Experience with EXCEL and MS Word

· Experience with ERA Commons and NIH ASSIST systems

Additional RequirementsFinalists should be prepared to provide official educational transcripts if selected for hire.

Applicants must provide names of 3 past or present supervisors as references that the hiring official can contact.
CampusHealth Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentResearch Administration (099K)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeTerm - Full-Time
Term End Date1 year from date of hire
Pay$3,956.33 - $5,924.53
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredNo
For Best Consideration Date2/26/2020
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