Research Administrator 1

The Stanford Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) seeks a full-time Research Administrator. to work under the general direction of faculty or other management to serve as a shared recourse to facilitate and enhance multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research in Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. Outreach activities will focus specifically on underserved urban Hispanic/Latino and American Indian communities. ADRC research involves older adults and their family members. Most research participants will have Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease or another neurodegenerative disorder; some participants will be not have any impairment. The desired candidate is personable, empathetic, self-motivated, detail-oriented, relatively independent, patient, punctual, and conscientious, with excellent interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills in English and Spanish.
The NIH-funded Stanford Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) is administratively housed in the Department of Neurology in the School of Medicine on the Stanford campus. The Stanford ADRC recruits and follows older normal adults; older adults with mild cognitive impairment; and patients with Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and related disorders. We collect information on memory and other mental abilities, which will link with brain imaging, biochemical and genetic markers, and autopsy results.
To accomplish these goals, we will establish core resources for human studies; make available biospecimens and biomarker data; provide structural and functional neuroimaging; maintain an administrative structure and consultative resources appropriate for these goals; provide community-based outreach and educational program and research participation opportunities; support Center-sponsored research projects and pilot process on these disorders and support national efforts to understand disease mechanisms and find effective forms of therapy and prevention.
Duties include:
Assist in the preparation of routine proposals within parameters of sponsored and non-sponsored research guidelines. Coordinate and communicate submission process, both paper and electronic; review documents for completeness and compliance.
Develop, prepare, and finalize project budgets, and provide budget justification
Serve as liaison and active partner between principal investigators, Office of Sponsored Research, research groups, and other departments; respond to sponsor inquiries.
Collaborate with Office of Sponsored Research to ensure awards are set up properly, including cost-sharing awards if applicable.
Review and understand the terms and conditions of sponsored projects administered, including linked/footnoted terms and conditions not provided in hard copy or electronic copy.
Initiate expenditures; monitor post award spending and commitment activity. Review and certify monthly expenditure statements, and facilitate quarterly review by principal investigators.
Download and monitor reports supporting project status, and use forecasting and decision aides under guidance.
Participate in contract closeout process and audit inquiries; submit final reports and certificates.
Coordinate and organize events, such as conferences, meetings, site visits, or sponsor reviews, related to sponsored projects as needed.
Participate in and contribute to process improvements and group projects.
- Other duties may also be assigned
Bachelor's degree and one year of job related experience, or combination of education and experience.
Ability to learn and stay updated about university and government policies (FAR, Cost Accounting Standards, Office of Management and Budget circulars, sponsored guidelines, etc.) to properly administer sponsored projects.
Demonstrated understanding of terminology, such as compliance, title, sub-contractor, consultant, audit, and accounting review.
Willingness and ability to understand and interpret university policies and procedures.
Effective oral, written and verbal communication skills in English and Spanish.
Excellent analytical skills; demonstrated expertise in Excel and web-based tools.
Strong accounting skills; knowledge of basic accounting principles.
Ability to complete Cardinal Curriculum I and II while in position.
Extreme attention to detail.
Ability to work well independently, but also to seek assistance when needed.
Excellent time management and organizational skills.
Cardinal Curriculum I and II must be completed to remain in this position.
Frequently sit, grasp lightly, use fine manipulation and perform desk-based computer tasks, lift, carry, push and pull objects weighing up to ten pounds.
Occasionally stand, walk, grasp forcefully, use a telephone, write by hand and sort and file paperwork or parts.
Rarely lift, carry, push and pull objects weighing 11-20 pounds.
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
- Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

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