DUTIES: The Sponsored Programs Associate (SPA) is responsible for a broad range of pre-award sponsored programs activities. S/he will work with faculty, department administration and institutional leadership to submit applications for sponsored funding. S/he is expected to review sponsored funding opportunities, facilitate grant preparation and be the primary contact for the final review and submission process. The SPA must review all grant proposals for consistency with University and sponsor policies and ensure the application is revised accordingly prior to submission. In addition, s/he will be assigned the responsibility and have the authority as an official signatory (AOR) on sponsored submissions. S/he will confirm the PI has met all the compliance requirements as required by the Institutional Review Board (IRB), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and the Office of Compliance and Audit Services (OCAS) as necessary to coincide with sponsor and institutional policies. The Sponsored Program Associate's responsibilities require knowledge of OMB regulations that govern the management of grants and contracts. In this capacity, s/he will support the departmental and scientific community, responding to inquiries regarding policies and practices and provide solutions, as needed. S/he will review all inbound awards for accuracy and authorize the establishment and extension of sponsored accounts, including the processing of no-cost extensions and carryover requests. (DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION) QUALIFICATIONS: REQUIRED: A bachelor's degree or equivalent in education, plus four years of related experience. Must have experience with electronic information systems that support grants and contracts workflow and management (i.e. ASSIST, Grants.gov, etc.) S/he must possess the requisite knowledge of federal, state, city government and private and non-profit policies and regulations related to research grants and contracts. Familiarity with proposal preparation and sponsored agency regulations is required. Strong mathematical and organizational skills are essential, along with time management and effective communication. PREFERRED: Working knowledge of a grants management system (i.e. InfoEd, Coeus, etc.) S/he must be a skilled problem solver who can meet deadlines, work well under pressure and multi-task. Experience in a university environment and/or an academic medical center is preferred. Pharmaceutical clinical trials experience a plus. Applicant should have excellent interpersonal skills, be service-oriented and work well both independently and as part of a team. Additional Info: Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their cover letter and resume electroncially to firstname.lastname@example.org Closing Date: Open Until Filled STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
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About SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine, Health Related Professions, Nursing and its School of Graduate Studies offer students a broad professional education that will prepare them for practice or careers in any location and community. This education provides exceptional opportunities for those students with a commitment to promoting health in urban communities and addressing the complex challenges of investigating and preventing diseases that confront clinicians, educators, and researchers in such an environment. This special aspect of Downstate's unique mission is reflected in the students it attracts and selects, the vast majority of whom are drawn from the New York City Metropolitan area. Many of these students are members of minority and cultural groups underrepresented in the health professions, and/or come from families of first-generation immigrants or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.