Research Program Administration Officer I

University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Closing date
Dec 6, 2021

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*Posting Number:*req6017
*Department:*Chemistry & Biochemistry - Sci
*Department Website Link:**Location:*Main Campus
*Address:*Tucson, AZ USA
*Position Highlights:*The Ziurys lab is looking for a Research Program Administration Officer I who will coordinate and administer the daily activities needed to support multiple research programs in Chemistry and Astrochemistry. Develop and monitor budgets, project milestones and allocated resources. Assist Principal Investigators (PIs) with drafting and editing program sponsor proposals and reports. Act as central point of contact for internal and external stakeholders on multiple projects.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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*Duties & Responsibilities:*
* Manage the submission of research grant proposals with senior faculty, post docs, students and staff engineers, including budget development, development of other required proposal components, proposal editing, and creation and delivery of proposal package within sponsor online platforms (such as NSF Fastlane/ and NASA Nspires) for final review by UA Sponsored Projects.
* Monitor project milestones to ensure projects stay on course and/or to determine the need for timeline modification. Monitor project budgets and create budget projection reports to confirm that budgets are not overrun and resources are allocated appropriately to meet evolving project needs.
* Assist PIs with drafting periodic program sponsor and external stakeholder reports.
* Coordinate and manage meetings and information sharing between internal and external stakeholders to facilitate the success and completion of multiple grant funded projects. Act as the central point of contact among project stakeholders.
* Procure complex scientific instrumentation (capital equipment). Responsible for ensuring the internal UA procurement process is successfully completed from initial requistion submission, address capital equipment issues, and engage with UA Procurement Buyers to provide additional information or coordination with vendors.
*Minimum Qualifications:*
* Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required.
* 1 year of relevant work experience required.
*Preferred Qualifications:*
* Bachelor's degree in Science or similar field
*Full Time/Part Time:*Part Time
*Number of Hours Worked per Week:*24
*Job FTE:*0.6
*Work Calendar:*Fiscal
*Job Category:*Research
*Benefits Eligible:*Yes - Full Benefits
*Rate of Pay:*$21.55 - $26.34
*Compensation Type:*hourly rate
*Career Stream and Level:*PC1
*Job Family:*Research Program Admin
*Job Function:*Research
*Type of criminal background check required::*Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
*Number of Vacancies:*1
*Target Hire Date:*8/16/2021
*Expected End Date:*
*Contact Information for Candidates:*Lucy Ziurys

*Open Date:*7/9/2021
*Open Until Filled:*Yes
*Documents Needed to Apply:*Resume and Cover Letter
*Special Instructions to Applicant:*
*Diversity Statement:*At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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