Emory University Research Admin, Pre-Award I in Atlanta, Georgia


Job Requisition ID:



910500:Office of Research Admin

Job Description:

  • Manages pre-award activities for an assigned portfolio of grants and contracts within a Research Administration Services (RAS) unit using knowledge of grant and contract management rules and regulations, technical expertise, and analytical skills.

  • Manages the day-to-day operations and objectives in support of the assigned portfolio.

  • Contributes information and ideas related to areas of responsibility as part of a cross functional team.

  • Ensures effective and efficient workflow and adherence to quality standards for staff/program and self.

  • Performs pre-award activities for a unit (school, department, or division) within a RAS unit.

  • Pre-award activities include, but are not limited to, assisting departmental faculty/PI in the development, preparation, and submission of grant and contract proposals.

  • Ensures all applications meet agency and university guidelines and published time tables and deadlines, including management of the Just-In-Time process.

  • Ensures proposals are entered and routed in a timely manner for further review.

  • Confers with PI and Pre-award support staff at collaborating institutions to secure necessary sub-awards documents for proposals.

  • Assists the PI in the development of budgets and budget justification which includes proofing the budget for inconsistencies and ensuring accuracy.

  • Reviews budgets for consistency with sponsor, monitors compliance with agency and University regulations regarding submission; verifies all financial information to include application of the appropriate overhead rate for the project.

  • Advises the PI on administrative requirements in preparing proposal submissions and on budget adjustments and revisions necessary to meet the sponsor requirements.

  • Coordinates and reviews certain proposal elements (biosketches and facilities & resources) for consistency, accuracy, and completeness.

  • Reviews proposals for consistency with sponsor guidelines on budget, format, font size and page limits excluding narrative content (obtain and review sponsor guidelines).

  • Monitors and facilitates proposal process through the routing process in compliance with University procedures and institutional signatures.

  • Obtains signatures as needed.

  • Monitors proposal status and advises PI on requirements and deadlines associated with research protection protocols.

  • Works effectively with other offices (central, school, departments, divisions, RAS units) on research proposals.

  • Prepares high-quality written documents.

  • Analyzes data and formulates conclusions.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS : Bachelor's degree OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Proficiency with MS Office Suite software.

Operating Unit/Division:

Research Administration

Job Title:

Research Admin, Pre-Award I

This position involves::

Not Applicable

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Additional Job Details:

This posting is for all Research Administration Services (RAS) units positions.