The USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute (INI) tackles some of the biggest challenges facing the field of neuroscience. We contribute to large-scale data sharing efforts in Alzheimerâs and Parkinsonâs disease, and relentlessly search for biomarkers of multiple brain diseases and neurodegenerative disorders. The INI comprises four centers: the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging (LONI), the Imaging Genetics Center (IGC), the Center for Image Acquisition (CIA), and the Center for Integrative Connectomics (CIC).Â
What We Do
The INI applies innovative imaging and information technologies to the study of the brain. We collect and analyze imaging, genetics, clinical, and behavioral data to better understand the brainâs role in human health, disease, and changes across the lifespan. Our interdisciplinary team investigates brain structure, function, and disease, using techniques such as mathematics, genomic analysis, and ultra-high-field MRI scanning. Directed by Provost Professor Arthur W. Toga, the institute is housed within the Stevens Hall of Neuroimaging, a dedicated, custom-built facility at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
The Research Administrator is responsible for managing the staff and administrative operations of a contracts and grants team, including development and implementation of policies and procedures, strategic planning, and personnel administration.
Prepares complex proposals within parameters of sponsored and non-sponsored research guidelines.
Develops, prepares, revises, and finalizes project budgets, and provides budget justification.
Collaborates with the Office of Sponsored Research to ensure awards are set up properly, including cost-sharing requirements are fulfilled.
Reviews and approves expenditures
Â Develops and communicates reports supporting project status. Manages contract closeout process and audits inquiries.
Serves as a Subject Matter Expert (SME).
Interprets complex University and government policies. Identifies and implements process improvements.
May negotiate and communicate with federal and state sponsors, industry sponsors, other institutions, and/or University schools or divisions in regard to application issues.
Maintains currency on changes within legal, regulatory, competitive economic and technology environments which may affect specialized programs.
Serves as an advisor to the dean(s) of the school and other stakeholders regarding sponsored projects administration.
Recruits, screens, hires, trains and directly supervises all assigned staff members.
Bachelorâs degree from an accredited institution
Experience with sponsored research pre-award submittals
Effective people management and team leadership skills
Outstanding organizational, communication, and relationship building skills
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and balance competing priorities
Previous work experience in a academic/university and/or research setting a plus
What We Offer
USC offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience in a similar position. USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff members & their families with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans; tuition benefits for staff members & their families; free professional development online courses; Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses & free tram pick up services; discounts to football, basketball & other campus events. To view more information, please visit: https://employees.usc.edu/benefits-perks/
As an equal opportunity employer, USC values and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. The work culture thrives on mutual respect, trust, and synergy among all team members.
Please submit your online application through Workday.â¯It is in your best interest to apply as soon as possible. We recommend including a cover letter addressing why you are interested in this role and how your experience has prepared you to succeed.â¯Current USC employees who are interested may email Michelle Che at [email protected] (if selected, a Workday application will eventually be required).
Minimum Education:Bachelor's DegreeCombined experience/education as substitute for minimum education Minimum Experience: 5 YearsMinimum Field of Experience: Expert knowledge and fluency of governmental regulations (e.g. FAR, A-21, A-110, A-133,CAS). Knowledge and ability to understand, interpret, and communicate University policiesand procedures. Excellent oral, written, and communication skills. Excellent analyticalskills; demonstrated proficiency in Excel and web-based tools. Strong accounting skills;knowledge of accounting principles. Expert in project management, including managinginternational collaborations and complex multi-sub award contracts. Knowledge ofpersonnel management, including proposing effort for and training and hiring of students,post-doctorals, academic appointments, regular staff, bargaining unit staff, and consultants,along with the circumstances appropriate for each type of position.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.