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Job ID: 159230

College Research Officer
University of North Texas

Date Posted May 21, 2021
Title College Research Officer
University University of North Texas
Denton, TX, United States
Department UNT-College of Science - Gen-124000
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory

Department Summary
The College of Science (COS) at the University of North Texas consists of the departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, and the interdisciplinary program Teach North Texas (TNT). COS also serves two universities institutes: the BioDiscovery Institute (BDI) and the Advanced Environmental Research Institute (AERI). COS offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees in science and mathematics, currently serving more than 3,800 majors. Our 125 faculty members are world-class instructors and researchers in science and mathematics. COS faculty and staff strive for excellence, working together to meet research and teaching objectives, as well as providing support for all COS students during their academic careers.

COS Research works collaboratively with the university’s office of Grants & Contracts Administration (GCA) throughout the pre-award and post-award processes. GCA serves as the coordinating department for proposal submissions to external funding entities and administers externally sponsored project awards received by the university.

Position Overview
This position assists with a variety of tasks related to external funding for research. Post Award- Review and approve all expenditures for external grants and other budget-related tasks as assigned by OGCA (e.g. deficit reports, budget adjustments, etc.). Pre Award- Per Vice President for Research and Innovation guidelines, this position also assists faculty with internal documents for proposal submissions related to external research grants, if the proposal includes cost share, buy-out or release from teaching, new or renovated space, modification of indirect cost or other documents at the special request of a faculty member.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, accounting, finance, auditing, public administration, or related field and five years of relevant administrative work or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Work independently on assigned proposals and awards, but work as part of a team of central and distributed research administrators to support common goals.
  • Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong time management and problem solving skills.
  • Prior knowledge of pre- or post-award administration regulations and procedures.
  • General administrative experience with budgets, purchasing, payroll, travel with specific skill in budget planning, analysis, and reconciliation.
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.

Preferred Qualifications
*Experience working with University grants.

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