The primary role of this position is the submission of accurate, timely, and compliant research grant and contract proposal applications for all 14 major academic clinical Departments in the University s School of Medicine, housed within the GW Medical Faculty Associates
1) The Proposal Specialist will serve as liaison to the University s Office of the Vice President for Research on behalf of the clinical departments for pre-award, and post award administration matters as assigned.
2) Prepares, reviews and analyzes budgets; coordinating budget development with other schools within the University, as needed, advising on determination and computation of appropriate salary levels, percentages of effort, fringe benefit rates, and indirect cost rates and bases, exercising discretion with regard to involving department chairs/administrators with budgeting issues.
3) validating proposal submissions for accuracy and completeness; reviewing agency requirements and deadlines, and interpreting funding agency guidelines and regulations; confirming that proposal submissions adhere to all stated University/MFA and/or Hospital and sponsored organizational guidelines and working with PIs directly and relevant University and MFA department personnel to establish timelines for proposal submission.
4) submitting proposals through the University s Cayuse electronic routing system, maintaining a tracking system to follow grant proposals, contracts, and agreements; responding to inquiries from senior management at MFA and University concerning specific grant and contract information; and serving on committees and attending meetings as assigned by the Associate Director for Clinical Research, communicating and training various audiences on proposal preparation policy and practice;.
5) and assisting the Associate and Assistant Directors in Clinical Research with administrative duties as assigned
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education A bachelor's degree in a biomedical science, business or ac Bachelor s Degree in a related field and at least 4 years of experience with pre-award grants administration practices. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Computer literacy with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power-Point is desired.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
* Strong attention to detail.
* Ability to work independently, take initiative, and follow up routinely on pending matters
* Proficiency in Excel, including expertise in the creation and manipulation of MS Excel spreadsheets, Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat.
* Excellent oral/written communication and interpersonal skills.
* Strong organizational and prioritization skills, and ability to meet deadlines, plan and execute multiple grants and contracts submissions in a timely manner.
* Demonstrated familiarity with Federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and policies.
* Demonstrated ability to submit proposals through grants.gov, and ability to learn multiple proposal submission systems.
* Exceptional interpersonal skills, and ability to interact collaboratively with a diverse constituent population.
* Skill in acting as a liaison with internal and external clients to ensure timely and accurate submission of proposal.
* Ability to work cooperatively as a team player with others, interacting pleasantly and positively, to meet expectations and goals, and demonstrates professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others.
* Demonstrated success in a deadline-driven environment and ability complete projects on-schedule with a high standard of quality.
*Experience in an academic setting.
*Requisition Number:* 17-0475
*Post Date:* 9/20/2017
*Title:* Proposal Specialist
*City:* Washington, DC
*Department:* Medicine, Research Division