Research Administration Project Specialist for the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center (NCCC) is seeking a project management professional to fill the role of Project Specialist.Â Â Under the direction of the NCCC Senior Research Administrator, this position will support the daily Cancer Centerâs administrative research activity and other grant project management needs. The core job duties are:
Participates with principal investigator in the preparation of the administrative components of proposals within parameters of sponsored and non-sponsored research guidelines.
Develops, prepares, and finalizes project budgets. Serves as primary liaison and active partner between principal investigators, Office of Sponsored Research, research groups, and other departments.
Understands, applies, and advises on University and government policies for projects. Serves as a resource on subject area and overall technical resource to principal investigator and other University staff.
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 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.
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.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
Provides specialized professional support services to administrators and/or project managers in the administration of research and/or administrative projects.
Assists in the administration and coordination of a variety of research and/or administrative projects including planning, budgeting, organizing, research and delivery of services.
Coordinates and supervises work assignments of other administrative personnel as assigned.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION pertinent to this specific position:
Cover Letter required
Exceptional organizational skills to meet and manage deadlines
A willingness to learn
7.5 hour days / 37.5 hour work week
Salary commensurate with experience
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.
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