Department Name: 40130:Sponsored Projects Administration
Founded in 1865 as a land-grant institution adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the Kentucky Bluegrass. The area is known for bourbon, horse farms and horse racing. The Office of Sponsored Projects Administration supports the University's commitment to pursuing interdisciplinary research and creative efforts to address challenges and disparities faced by the Commonwealth's citizens.
The Office of Sponsored Projects Administration (OSPA) is seeking a Research Project Administrator IV- Team Lead. OSPA is responsible for administering over $438 million in extramural grants and contracts awarded through the University of Kentucky Research Foundation. Services are available to all University faculty and staff and include: advice and assistance with budget preparation and other administrative requirements of proposals; proposal submission; review, negotiation and acceptance of awards; interpretation and information regarding sponsor policies and regulations; preparation of subcontract documents; administration of UK's Conflict of Interest Policy.
The Research Project Administrator IV will supervise and support a team of Research Administrators regarding sponsored project information, proposals and awards. This role will independently review proposal budgets and forms for a portfolio including complex, multidisciplinary, multi-PI proposals, and grants and contracts with nonstandard sponsor requirements and restrictions. The administrator will establish sponsored project accounts and serve as a subject matter expert in award review and setup and a resource/advisor for OSPA staff for office processes and procedures related to award review, negotiation and management. Additionally, the Research Project Administrator IV will maintain advanced knowledge and expertise in sponsored projects administration (e.g., policies, procedures, regulations for UK, state and sponsors) and electronic systems and demonstrate advanced understanding of the fundamental principles and underlying policies, procedures and regulations.
A successful candidate will have the ability understand, interpret, and research complex and varied regulations; think critically and work collegially in order to successfully resolve questions and issues for faculty, staff, and colleagues; communicate timely and professionally to a diverse range of individuals; the ability to multitask and prioritize; a strong attention to detail; and a willingness to be a lifelong learner. This position may be eligible for remote work for candidates with prior research administration experience.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
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Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.