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Post-Award Administrator - LANP (Laboratory for Nanophotonics) Group

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Post-Award Administrator - LANP (Laboratory for Nanophotonics) Group
Department Electrical & Computer Engineering
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time
Requisition Number S18313
Open Date 02/23/2018
Close Date
Salary Information

$41,500 to $54,400/year

Work Schedule

Monday though Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with some flexibility.

Benefits Eligible Yes
Eligible for Overtime No
Position Summary

The Post-Award Administrator – LANP position is located in the LANP (Laboratory for Nanophotonics) Group within the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Rice University. The incumbent provides full support for analytical, administrative and financial post-award research activities and supports for the LANP director and Faculty members.

Education Required Bachelor's Degree
Concentration / Degree Type

Administration, business, or related field.

Substitution for Education Requirement

Experience may not be substituted for the education requirement.

Education Preferred
Experience Required 2 years
Type of Experience

Research administration or related analytical experience.

Substitution for Experience Requirement

Education may not be substituted for the experience requirement.

Experience Preferred

- Three years of experience.
- Prior experience with grant proposal post award reporting to various governmental agencies such as NIH for example.
- Experience working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with competing time demands and deadlines.

License/Certification Required

Not specified.

License/Certification Preferred
Skills Required

- Intermediate knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, email, and database software programs.
- Working knowledge of research administration guidelines, regulations, and policies.
- Organizational skills.
- Customer service.
- Problem-solving.

Skills Preferred

- Experience an integrated financial system (e.g. Banner, PeopleSoft, SAP).
- Experience with FileMaker Pro, spreadsheets (Excel).
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Internal / External Contacts

Internal: Rice community including students and scholars.

External: Government, industry, external affiliates of the department, and other collaborating institutions.

Physical Demands

Must be able to move between buildings widely separated on a college campus and up and down stairs.

Working Conditions

May have long periods using the computer of up to 8 hours a day.

Security Sensitive Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Quick Link for Posting

Job Duties

Job Duty Name Essential Functions
Description of Job Duty

- Advises on award spending and oversees compliance related to funds and revenue.
- Advises the Principal Investigator (PI), department head on administrative requirements in proposal preparation, and ensures guidelines are followed for proposal formatting and submission requirements.
- Prepares annual and sponsor reports, including progress reports and routine financial reports; review reports and submit to sponsor.
- Interprets award documents.
- Develops and finalizes budgets and budget justifications with the PI.
- Prepares forms for cost sharing, if applicable.
- Monitors compliance with agency and University regulations regarding submission; verifies all financial information.
- Ensures Subcontract statements of work, budget, and budget justification are received and approved by the PI.
- Verifies Cayuse record is complete and accurate and works with OSR for submission to sponsor.
- Coordinates and reviews account setup; reviews, tracks and approves expenditures; monitors budgets; provides data for financial and progress reports as needed.
- Works with faculty to ensure all charges are allocated properly. Identifies the need for and requests no-cost extensions.
- Participates in account close out activities.
- Serves as a liaison with OSR and RCA.
- Manages and maintains records, files and reports.
- Performs all other duties assigned.

Percentage of Time 90
Job Duty Name Other Duties
Description of Job Duty

- Provides support for the development of the various LANP websites.
- Assists in the creation of social media platforms and public presence for LANP.
- Manages general day-to-day operations and procedures for the LANP group.
- Manages staff searches/hiring process including visa applications.
- Manages travel arrangements for department visitors including visa applications.
- Assists in recruiting and managing reviewers for publications.
- Drafts correspondence for director including reference letters.

Percentage of Time 10

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelor’s degree in administration, business, or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have two years of research administration or related analytical experience?
    • Yes
    • No