- Successful candidate must have analytical expertise with strong financial/grants management background and cost accounting standards, including knowledge of and direct experience in grant or research administration in an academic environment and experience using electronic proposal systems.
- Advanced knowledge of research administration principles, policies and procedures and nationally-recognized best practices (including those promulgated by the Federal Demonstration Partnership), as well as pertinent federal regulations (such as the Uniform Guidance, the NIH Grants Policy Statement), cost accounting standards and the overall audit environment
- Familiarity with the application of the Federal Acquisition Regulation, Code of Federal Regulations, Federal circulars, and major agency policies and regulations
- Fluency in internal and external systems that support research administration; interest in using technology to work more efficiently and intelligently. Understanding of key performance indicators in sponsored programs offices and comfort level with data, reporting and metrics.
- Knowledge of nonfederal sponsors and best practices in working with nonfederal sponsors, including industry, foundations and foreign sponsors.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and a high level of competency with system applications are necessary.
- Additionally, the position requires strong project management skills including outstanding organizational skills, the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and the ability to work diplomatically with people at all levels with a high degree of personal integrity, solid decision-making skills, judgment and flexibility.
- The position requires the ability to work effectively, prioritize and be flexible in a high-paced, high-volume professional environment. Ability to analyze complex situations, identify workable solutions/alternatives and effectively balance customer service with regulatory compliance.
- Understanding of export control regulations
- Understanding of compliance-related responsibilities including conflict of interest in research, as well as the IACUC and IRB processes
- Ability to work effectively in a team environment, as well as the ability to take initiative and work independently, consulting with appropriate parties as needed
- Minimum of seven years of sponsored research administration experience or equivalent required
- BA/BS required
- Experience in the development, design, and delivery of training and development programs, courses and curriculum.
- Knowledge of best practices in adult learning, instructional design, training methodologies, and learning management systems.
- Knowledge of the Coeus (or other major university preaward enterprise system) application, PeopleSoft Financial Systems, Pivot, and Visual Compliance
- Understanding of Princeton's objectives, policies, organization and procedures
- Experience in sponsored programs administration at a “Research I” university highly desirable
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