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Grants Administrator

Coordinate a variety of administrative research activities including pre-award efforts, proposal submission, and post-award management to assure that research projects comply with institutional and sponsor requirements.

Functions of the job

  • Facilitate grant and/or contract submission by providing guidance to faculty within the Institute including preparation of applications, institutional requirements, and administrative processes.
  • Under administrative review, coordinate a variety of administrative research activities for assigned departments, including pre-award efforts, proposal submission, and post-award management to assure that research projects comply with institutional and sponsor requirements.
  • Develop resources within the Institute to assist investigators in the preparation and submission of proposals and administration of awards. 

Characteristic work 
Pre-Award Activities
1. Support faculty research interests and expertise by identifying appropriate potential sponsors and programs, communicating funding opportunity information to faculty by tracking information via computerized and written sources.
2. Obtain and review guidelines for requests for proposals and requests for applications to recruit and assist faculty applications.
3. Assist in the coordination of site visits to/from study sponsors.
4. Function as liaison with study sponsors; coordinate sponsor updates of grant information.
5. Provide examples of various types of grant applications to investigators.

Project Development/Proposal Submission
6. Obtain and coordinate proposal components from various participants.
7. Create grant budgets from investigator outlines; prepare and assemble supporting documents to assist PI in writing of budget justification.
8. Coordinate the preparation of boilerplate materials (i.e., other support, resources and environment) for grant applications and maintain them online.
9. Monitor regulatory application compliance (e.g., ACUC, IRB) and internal routing forms are submitted in a timely fashion.
10. Provide technical advice regarding administrative and financial aspects of proposals, budget, budget justification, subcontracting, indirect cost rates, fringe benefit rates, etc., to investigators within the Institute.
11. Assure that sponsor requirements are met (i.e., proposal format, page limits, number of copies).
12. Enter proposal information into the institutional database and submit for institutional review and approval.
13. Create, coordinate and review subcontracts grant applications.
14. Perform post-submission follow-up with sponsor.

Post-Award Management
15. Log project actions into institutional database (i.e., awarded, not awarded, etc.)
16. Assist in the preparation of rebudgeting requests.
17. Arrange for and document the acquisition of equipment.
18. Assist in maintaining effort information; prepare and approve personnel actions related to project.
19. Work closely the financial coordinator in assisting faculty members prior to the end of a grant to verify funds are spent appropriately, or request for carryover of funds.
20. Assist in the development of grant and contract budgets

Compliance Management
21. Coordinate the submission of ACUC, IRB, radiation safety, biosafety, and other regulatory protocols in conjunction with investigators.
22. Track status of protocols and grants submitted to the Office of Research and follow up as necessary.
23. Monitor and advise faculty on regulatory changes.
24. Assist Faculty in the development of Conflict of Interest management plans in conjunction with the Office of Research.
25. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Supervision Received and Given 
General oral and/or written instructions are received from supervisor. Provide direction and supervision to support personnel as assigned.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications 
1. Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience.
2. Three years experience with grant preparation and/or management of grant budgets.
3. Excellent interpersonal skills.
4. Ability to deal effectively with the faculty, staff, and sponsors.
5. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
6. PC experience, including word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.

Additional Desirable Qualifications 
1. Research-related experience
2. Financial experience 

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity
As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and its affiliates administer all educational and employment activities without discrimination or based on any protected characteristics such as race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or Veteran status (except where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification or a statutory requirement) in accordance with all local, state, national laws, Executive Order 11246, Executive Order 13496, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, 38 U.S.C. 4214 (VEVRAA) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. 7903), regulations, and guidelines.
 
To Be Considered:  Send cover letter detailing interest and a current CV to regenmed@wakehealth.edu.
Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or on a valid working visa.
To apply, visit our Careers page.

Research Laboratory Technician III
Biomarker discovery lab seeking a highly motivated individual who has a demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as in a group setting, for a laboratory technician position in the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine. The successful applicant will have demonstrated experience in the area of standard molecular biology techniques (DNA/RNA isolation and QC, PCR, gel electrophoresis, etc.), and must be able to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing. Computer literacy is a must and familiarity with database management, statistics, as well as bioinformatics, is a plus.
 
Characteristic Work:

  • Confer with principal investigator and assist in the development of plans for research experiments and data collection procedures; modify existing laboratory procedures and protocols to meet the needs of research projects as required.
  • Prepare detailed reports on the results of experiments; discuss the interpretation of results with principal investigator.
  • Review scientific journals, abstracts and other related literature for information concerning experimental procedures and supplemental support information; organize information for use in applicable research projects.
  • Supervise, train, and review the work of students and lower level technicians engaged in clinical/research laboratory work.
  • Requisition and maintain inventory of supplies, materials, and equipment as needed for laboratory operations.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein. 

Supervision Given and Received
Oral and/or written instructions are received from supervision. Provide direction and guidance to lower classified personnel.
 
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications
University graduation with a major in the biological and/or physical sciences and related research experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
-OR-
Master’s degree in biology or related physical science

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity
As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and its affiliates administer all educational and employment activities without discrimination or based on any protected characteristics such as race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or Veteran status (except where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification or a statutory requirement) in accordance with all local, state, national laws, Executive Order 11246, Executive Order 13496, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, 38 U.S.C. 4214 (VEVRAA) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. 7903), regulations, and guidelines.
 
To Be Considered:  Send cover letter detailing interest, a current CV and two letters of recommendation to regenmed@wakehealth.edu.
Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or on a valid working visa.
To apply, visit our Careers page.

Scientific Writer
Facilitates the transfer of technologies emerging from basic research in the field of regenerative medicine. Researches, prepares, writes and edits scientific publications for science journals, grant proposals, grant reports and regulatory documents. Only PhDs with a science background and a scientific publication track record will be considered.

Essential Functions:
1. Partner with Principal Investigators and Authors in writing, editing and preparation of publication manuscripts, grant applications, regulatory documents, etc.
2. Recommend changes/edits to ensure the most persuasive product consistent with the Author’s intended plan.
3. Accurately interpret publication submission requirements.
4. Ensure timely and accurate publication submission.
5. Prepare detailed reports and provide updates to administration on manuscript submissions as requested.
6. Prioritize assigned tasks in a fast paced environment.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Strong scientific background and knowledge with history of successful research publication and grant writing experience.
  • Must demonstrate a clear, high quality, scientific writing style in the English language.
  • Must possess the ability to manage large writing projects with minimal supervision.
  • Must demonstrate an ability to train and mentor young researchers with scientific writing.
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.

 Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity

As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and its affiliates administer all educational and employment activities without discrimination or based on any protected characteristics such as race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or Veteran status (except where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification or a statutory requirement) in accordance with all local, state, national laws, Executive Order 11246, Executive Order 13496, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, 38 U.S.C. 4214 (VEVRAA) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. 7903), regulations, and guidelines.
 
To Be Considered:  Send cover letter detailing interest, a current CV and two letters of recommendation to regenmed@wakehealth.edu.
Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or on a valid working visa.
To apply, visit our Careers page.

Other Positions: Clinical Manufacturing Center 

Various Technicians within the RMCC will perform experiments relating to specific projects using various techniques. A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and relevant research experience are required.

To apply for any of the above positions, send cover letter detailing interest, a current CV and three letters of recommendation to regenmed@wakehealth.edu. A background check is required for employment.

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