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Posting Number: YUSA-8520
Position Title: Faculty Research Administrator
Department: Office of the Dean, Faculty of Health
Affiliation: YUSA
Band: 10
Salary: Annual salary of $54, 534 will be prorated based on the number of weeks worked.
Duration: Temporary Full-Time
Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Position Start Date: September 4, 2013   Position End Date: September 3, 2014
The Faculty Research Administrator will provide services to assist Principal Investigators (PIs) in the Faculty of Health with post-award administration, compliance, monitoring and reporting for research grants and contracts. This position also provides PIs with Human Resources and Procurement assistance and communicates research policies, procedures and updates to PIs. Reporting to the Director, Research and Partnerships, the Faculty Research Administrator works as part of a team, liaising closely with Research Accounting, the Office of Research Services, and the Faculty of Health Research Support Office to support the financial administration of research grants and contracts and facilitate the resolution of post-award issues.
Undergraduate degree in a business discipline or College Diploma plus related commensurate experience in project accounting or grant and contract administration as indicated below. 3rd level CGA or recognized formal accounting education equivalent to 3rd level CGA is requirement for this position.
1-2 years progressive accounting experience plus a University Degree with 3rd level CGA or 3-5 years progressive accounting experience plus College Diploma with 3rd level CGA. Work experience includes project accounting, financial monitoring and analysis in an institutional environment (e.g. university, hospital, government/funding agency). Experience in the administration of research grants and contracts.
Advanced level MS Excel, intermediate level MS Word, basic level Access or experience using similar databases or online records systems. Knowledge of eReports an asset. email and calendar management (e.g. Lotus Notes). Skill in performing internet searches effectively and thoroughly. The position also requires the following skills: Effective client service skills and orientation to have the ability to develop working relationships with faculty members and anticipate their needs. Demonstrated problem-solving skills, solid analytical/critical thinking skills to identify issues and seek creative solutions while ensuring compliance with University and funder policies. Effective oral and written communications skills to clearly explain complex policies and processes. Tact and diplomacy is essential as well as the ability to maintain confidentiality. Working knowledge of the terms and conditions of research grants and contracts to accurately apply guidelines and regulations. Sound knowledge of accounting principles to read and interpret financial statements. Knowledge of good administration practices related to research funding and record keeping. Excellent organizational and time-management skills, with the ability to effectively prioritize and manage a high volume of work to meet deadlines. Has excellent attention to detail to ensure accuracy when monitoring research grants and contracts. Ability to work efficiently and effectively both independently and as a part of a team. Must be punctual and reliable.
Cover Letter Required: Yes
Internal Posting Date: August 2, 2013
Internal Application Deadline: August 12, 2013

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