Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: 107655-en_US
The Research Administration Training Program is a comprehensive university-wide program that focuses on developing the next generation of professional research administrators. The research enterprise at Johns Hopkins University is dynamic, growing and always in search of individuals who are interested in being a part of a nationally-recognized leader in the field of knowledge and scientific exploration. This entry-level program is focused on developing qualified staff with specialized knowledge and skills to help manage the administrative, financial and compliance-related aspects of critical grants and contracts that support all aspects of research. The Research Administration Trainee program, is designed to provide the hands-on experience, relevant job training and career development opportunities for individuals who are interested in pursuing a research administration career. The program is full-time and can be completed in as little as 12-15 months, with the opportunity to extend training for up to 24 months. Full-time University benefits are included for the duration of the training program.
Each Research Administration trainee will work on a pre-determined rotation through four University offices that are directly involved in oversight of grants administration and management: Office of Research Administration, Sponsored Shared Services, Internal Audits and one individual Academic Department. Trainees will concentrate on a specific segment in the life-cycle of an award, with some additional opportunities for broader learning about full cycle award management, including Proposal Preparation, Award Setup, grant reporting and grant close out.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
During the initial 12-month training period, each program participant will develop working knowledge that includes:
- SAP navigation, policies and transactions, and Business Warehouse reporting as they pertain to budget, cost/financial, HR accounting and processing, including the ability to process, review, analyze and/or approve normal sponsored transactions, i.e., P-Card purchases, travel reimbursements, e-Procurement, effort reporting, and cost transfers.
- Pre-award activities including finding funding, budget development and resource planning, filling out proposal forms and submitting proposals.
- COEUS navigation policies and transactions for proposal preparation and submission, including understanding Grants.Gov and sub contract process.
- Familiarity with federal regulations including Uniform Guidance as well as policy on research compliance, e.g., human subjects, animals, stem cell use and institutional policies on indemnification, conflict of interest, etc.
- JHU and school-specific policy and procedures related to sponsored activity.
- General knowledge of primary university sponsors, their kinds of support, policies and application processes.
- Award set-up policy and procedure.
- General knowledge of grant management and account reconciliation.
- General knowledge of grant/contract payment management.
- General knowledge of research compliance regulations.
- Knowledge of grant and contract close-out process.
- Reading and interpreting grant and contract program announcements, including federal requests for proposals (RFPs) in order to assist faculty and staff with routine and general inquiries in the proposal preparation and submission phases, e.g., electronic forms access, and website information, submission procedure, process and deadlines.
- Relationship development within the various University business offices, HR offices, and Controllers office to establish the Department/Center financially and administratively.
- Knowledge of financial administrative activities including budget transactions, paying invoices, submitting check requests, and submitting and tracking HR requests. Develop and maintain spreadsheet tools, templates, etc. for providing effective management and financial information. Generate financial and administrative reports; compile and report on proposal, award and expenditure data for research and other sponsored programs. Identify general trends and variances. Assist with processing purchases and administrative requests within the overall budgets and financial plans outlined by the Principle Investigator. Assist department administrators in managing their sponsored accounts throughout the award lifecycle
- Bachelors degree is preferred, but not required. Please answer 'YES' to our pop-up pre-screening question, if you will have obtained your Bachelor's degree by May 31, 2023.
- Successful candidates will have good communication and interpersonal skills as well as familiarity with finance, contract management, or accounting transactions. After successful completion of this program, Trainees should have the experience and qualifications needed to apply for a variety of positions that involve grant administration. While there is considerable training content available through various JHU programs, the majority of relevant training is accomplished on the job.
- Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to work through pre-defined processes and procedures to achieve deadlines and expected deliverables.
- Consistent attention to detail and interest in focusing on compliance-related requirements.
- Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to effectively work independently or as the member of a team.
- Proficiency with creating and managing spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel.
- A familiarity with finance, contracting or accounting transactions is a plus.
Classified Title: Research Administration Trainee
Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/02/OE
Starting Salary Range: $17.95-$25.30-$32.60 HRLY (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: 8:30 am – 5 pm M-F
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: Hybrid/Eastern High Campus
Department name: Research Administration Ofc of
Personnel area: University Administration
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University's good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
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