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OSP Administrator III - Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)

LocationWinston Salem, NC, US, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27107
Employment TypeContractor
Date Posted2023-01-18
Direct Apply
Valid Through2023-12-23

Job Description:

The position provides direct administrative support for research-related activities at WFBMCs Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). Serves as a signatory official (SO) for the institution and is responsible for the review and submission of proposals, review and execution of grants, and/or completion, review, and submission of financial reports in a timely manner.

Administratively supports a set of diverse and complex awards that include federal, non-federal, industry, and international funders. Works independently, anticipates and resolves problems; and updates supervisor on status of proposals and awards/grants. Uses independent judgment and problem-solving skills to ensure compliance with sponsor and donor regulations, Institutional policies as well as departmental procedures within their respective area (pre-award, post-award, & contracts). This is a high-volume, fast-paced, dynamic and collaborative environment.


  • Bachelors degree in Business, Law, Accounting, Finance or related field of study.
  • (2) Twoyears of experience in grant accounting, research administration, grant/contract application and review/negotiation and/or paralegal experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Certified Research Administrator (CRA) as granted by the Research Administrators Certification Council preferred.


The OSP Administrator III is expected to work at either the technical or non-technical competency level indicated for their respective area of either pre-award, post-award, or contracts.

  • Supports faculty members and department administrators in the various stages of grant and/or contract life cycle.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of institutional cost policies and multiple funding agency guidelines including federal, state, private foundations, and associations and the application of these policies to budgets for the various stages of the grant and/or contract life cycle is required. Demonstrates understanding of all systems and applications utilized for storage and retrieval of data.
  • Understands the negotiation and documentation process related to each stage of the grant and/or contract life cycle.
  • Reviews financial information to ensure compliance with institution and granting agency requirements to provide assistance to stakeholders involved in the various stages of the grant and/or contract life cycle.
  • Demonstrates understanding of appropriateness of consultation with institutional management and/or Legal Department related to contract language, financial, and post-execution monitoring of agreements
  • Possesses knowledge to provide support and guidance to stakeholders for grants and/or contracts entered into by the institution.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding to fulfill reporting requirements of grants and/or contracts awarded.
  • Represents and promotes the institutions research activities at meetings.
  • Demonstrates mastery of skills to record, report, review, and reconcile grant budgets and expenditures to ensure compliance with sponsor and institutional requirements and policies. Demonstrates understanding of all systems and applications utilized for storage and retrieval of data.
  • Maintains a positive working relationship with stakeholders and provides needed support during the grants and/or contracts life cycle.
  • Demonstrates mastery of knowledge needed to assist and support the formulation and implementation of policies and procedures relating to the administration of grants and/or contracts.
  • Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills and internal/external customer service skills, required.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and attention to detail.
    • Experience with computerized databases (e.g., Microsoft Excel), word processing (e.g., Microsoft Word), and presentation software (e.g., Microsoft PowerPoint).
    • Demonstrates ability to work independently.
    • Ability to understand, interpret and apply laws, regulations, and policies
    • Strong planning and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities/deadlines


    • Hybrid Schedule
    • Clean, well lit office environment
    • May be subject to interruptions

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