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Associate Director, Research Administration

Weill Cornell Medical College

New York, NY
Weill Cornell Medical College
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Position Summary

Oversees pre\-award research administration to facilitate research activities within the department and ensure compliance with governmental and institutional policies and regulations\.

Job Responsibilities

+ Oversees pre\-award administration of all research activities\. Reviews and approves all grant proposals, IRB applications, contract documents and industrial agreements\. Analyzes proposals for operational feasibility and financial viability\.

+ Oversees the grant application process for federal and non\-federal grants and contracts\.

+ Works with Faculty to prepare multi\-element components of grant applications\.

+ Interfaces with institutional officials who formerly endorse grant applications from the department; ensuring accuracy, quality and timeliness of submissions for all applications\.

+ Interacts with Federal and Non\-Federal granting agencies as appropriate\.

+ Interacts with peer institutions in establishing sub\-contracts and affecting transfers for arriving and departing faculty\.

+ Prepares reports \(quarterly and annually\) on the activity and success rates of grant applications, and funding levels of the department\.

+ Leads internal grant awarding processes \(Pre\-K, Seed Grants\) for the department\.

+ Leads the effort to host the annual research retreat including arranging for the key\-note speaker, other speakers, abstract and poster selection process and overall coordination of the day\.

+ Seeks and communicates funding opportunities for faculty within the department

+ Responsible for other related activities as assigned


+ Bachelor's Degree


Master's degree is preferred\.

Approximately 5 years of progressive experience in finance and research administration within an academic medical school environment or equivalent combination of education and experience\.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

+ Demonstrated leadership in development an managing position requirements including the ability to supervise and motivate staff and develop performance measures to maximize productivity and work quality\.

+ Effective communication skills\.

+ Excellent Interpersonal Skills\.

+ Knowledge of federal research regulations and familiarity with research compliance policies and accounting systems\.

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Working Conditions/Physical Demands

Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world\. Our doctors and scientists\-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization\-are engaged in world\-class clinical care and cutting\-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies\. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U\.S\. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey\. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork\-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork\-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork\-Presbyterian/Queens\. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients \- the center of everything we do\. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled employer\.
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