• Research Administration - Pre-Award Manager (Yerkes)

    Yerkes National Primate Resear
    Campus Location
    Atlanta, GA, 30322
    Campus Location
    YRK: Res Admin Svs
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Job Number
    Job Category
    Research & Research Administration
    Standard Hours
    40 Hours
  • Description

    Reporting to the Research Administration Services (RAS) Director, leads and supervises all staff performing pre-award activities for the sponsored projects research portfolio for their assigned department, division or school.

    • Monitors workload distribution and redistributes tasks, as appropriate.
    • Provides guidance to team members, as appropriate.
    • Mentors staff for professional development.
    • May perform post-award activities in support of the RAS unit.
    • Understands and applies federal and university rules to management of effort allocation for individuals compensated whole or in part from federal awards.
    • Applies costing rules and regulations to federally funded projects.
    • Analyzes information and formulates conclusions.
    • Ensures strong levels of customer service to faculty and departments being served.
    • Addresses issues that violate performance levels or terms of the RAS performance level agreements, both with internal RAS staff and with departments and/or faculty.
    • Performs pre-award activities to include:
      • developing a budget,
      • compiling proposal contents,
      • entering proposal into EPEX,
      • assisting PIs in submission of JIT forms,
      • preparing CAS exceptions for approval,
      • interacting with OSP and assisting in the preparation of sub-award documents and relationships with other partners on a project.
    • Prepares high-quality written reports.
    • Works with Post-Award team lead to coordinate inter-team meetings to facilitate collaboration between the pre-award and post-award teams.
    • Performs related responsibilities as required. 


    • Bachelor's degree and 5 years work-related grants and contracts experience OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
    • Supervisory experience preferred.
    • Knowledge of federal rules and regulations relating to research grant and/or contract activity, with specific deep understanding of the award proposal processes for multiple sponsoring bodies.
    • Proficiency with MS Office Suite software.

    Additional Details

    • Demonstrated knowledge of NIH and other agencies pre-award proposal submission.
    • PeopleSoft/EPEX/Cayuse proficiency
    • Excellent multi-tasking skills
    • Excellent communication skills as well as the ability to adjust communication style as needed to effectively communicate at all levels in the organization.
    • Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills.


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