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Joslin Diabetes Center Research Administrator II (Clinical Research) in Boston, Massachusetts

Under general direction, the Research Administrator II, provides Pre and Post award support to Joslin investigators for complex Clinical Research awards including federal grants and subcontracts, foundation grants and clinical trial agreements. Pre-award responsibilities require supporting the review and processing of grant applications and progress reports. Post-award responsibilities involve the administration of research projects in compliance with legal, sponsor and Center policies and regulations. This position will also assist in the maintenance of internal tracking data used for management reporting.

  • Assists and advises faculty and staff on all aspects of pre- and post-award clinical research project proposals and account management.

  • Presents clear and concise interpretation of policies, regulations, and guidelines to faculty, staff, administrators and others.

  • Stays abreast of sponsors’ rules, regulations and policy changes. Disseminate information about changes in clinical research administration guidelines from sponsors and the Center.

  • Remain abreast of current trends, practices, regulatory and/or policy changes of granting entities, which may impact internal processes or programs. Provide continuing education to faculty and staff on external regulations.

  • Develops resources to aid faculty and staff in their response to funding opportunities and performance of contracts.

  • Prepares just-in-time documentation for validation and compiles other information required for sponsors’ grant application processing and award issuance.

  • Requests sponsor authorization as necessary on changes in principal investigator, scope or work, key personnel, key personnel effort, performance site, proposed funding period or no-cost extension requests via eRA Commons.

  • Ensures clinical research award operational compliance with Center policies and external legal and administrative regulations.

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Bachelor’s degree, or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired.

  • Three or more years’ experience in research administration with pre and post award management in an academic research/hospital environment.

  • Clinical trial and related clinical research experience preferred

  • Demonstrated track record in a front-line service-oriented position, involving extensive customer service and relationship building.

  • Certification in Research Administration desirable.

  • Ability to interpret PHS and other grant sponsor policies, including Uniform Guidance, and related grant management requirements to ensure accurate proposal submission.

Joslin Diabetes Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, disability status, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Requisition Number (add R/N and FY after populates): R3140-19

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Street: One Joslin Place

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