The USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center (NCCC) is one of the largest units on the USC campus with nearly 280 faculty members and over $80M in research funding. According to U.S. News & World Reportâs 2018â2019 Best Hospitals rankings, NCCC and Keck Medicine of USC is the highest-ranked cancer provider in Southern California and #16 nationally.
The USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center is seeking to fill the role of Project Specialist-Administrative.Â Â Under the direction of the NCCC Research Administrator, this position will support the daily Cancer Centerâs administrative research activity and other grant project management needs.
The core job duties are:
Assists in the administration and coordination of a variety of grant related research and projects. Â Assists in developing, implementing, collecting data and editing grant project deliverables. Assists with short and long term planning and design of grant project direction and objectives. Provides assistance to management with administrative functions such as planning, organizing, coordinating, scheduling and implementing grant project activities to meet objectives. Participates in writing of sponsor reports or other documentation of grant project status or grant project results.
Assists in the grant data collection. Reviews methods and procedures for data acquisition, management and quality control. Generates graphs, charts, or tables to present analysis results and provides interpretation. Prepares reports, correspondence, other materials and analysis according to grant project schedules.
Creates status reports on grant project plans, progress and results of activities. Coordinates agendas and grant project information dissemination in order to meet deadlines.
Researches, gathers, organizes and summarizes data for grant reports and activities. Analyzes data, presents results for the grant project reports.
Evaluates effectiveness of grant project direction, schedules, activities, etc. Recommends and implements project activities and/or modifications of project activities and/or schedules as necessary to ensure achievement of grant project goals and objectives.
Conducts quality assurance reviews of assigned grant projects. Monitors problem areas and submits regular reports with recommendations. Takes necessary steps to address issues and resolve problems.
Assists in developing and updating department policies and procedures and grant project procedures and coordinating implementation. Communicates and document. Develops forms, flow charts and system requirements for grant project management.
Interfaces with faculty and staff and external contacts necessary to complete grant project assignments or for information exchange. Resolves problems or questions referred by grant project staff or administrators.
Develops and maintains electronic databases and other records for grant reporting purposes. Enters and verifies database transactions.
Arranges and attends meetings, seminars, symposia and other events related to grant project efforts. Makes presentations, as needed. Establishes and maintains an active network of professional contacts.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 2 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Directly related project or administrative experience.
Internal Number: REQ20084441
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