Sponsored Research Coordinator

The University of Iowa

Job Reference #: 21004288

The University of Iowa, Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP) seeks a motivated, organized and service-oriented professional to assume a key Sponsored Research Coordinator role. This role will support research and scholarly activity by reviewing proposals and budgets, advising on grant administration, and assuring ethical and regulatory compliance on behalf of the University.

The position is open to a full time equivalent of 50-100%. Part-time or full-time appointments are available within the stated range. Permanent remote or telework may be considered.

For more information about what’s happening in the Division of Sponsored Programs, visit: dsp.research.uiowa.edu/.

For additional information and a detailed job description, please visit the departmental website at: research.uiowa.edu/office-vice-president-research/open-positions.

About the Division of Sponsored Programs
Join the staff of a thriving research administration office in a BIG10 institution of higher education. We offer a challenging and dynamic work environment in which one has the opportunity to grow and learn about research grants in an academic setting. Working in a team environment, the Sponsored Research Coordinator position with the University of Iowa’s Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP) provides proposal and budget review and other administrative support for faculty and staff engaged in research and related activities. 

The Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP) is a progressive collection of professionals who are self-driven/directed, and out of the box thinkers. We offer varied professional education opportunities both on and off campus for your conti nuous learning.

DSP is a family-friendly department committed to work-life balance for our employees. The University of Iowa also offers an excellent benefits package.

Education or Equivalency Required

Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Qualifications
•    Demonstrate 1-3 years research administration or equivalent experience. Examples of relevant research administration experience include but are not limited to: budget development, providing accounting services, proposal preparation and review, and interpreting federal regulations or other sponsor guidelines.
•    Proficient with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel) or database applications.
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•    Ability to set priorities and adjust strategies to changing needs.
•    Customer-focused and dedicated to providing optimum service. 
•    Thrives in a high-volume, fa st-paced environment. Is able to handle a large workload. 
•    Ability to work within a team and alone or with limited guidance, as appropriate.

Desirable Qualifications
•    Experience handling a large volume and variety of work in a high deadline environment.
•    Higher Education or non-profit administrative experience.

Contact: Sarah Tillman (sarah-tillman@uiowa.edu)
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Application Instructions:

Application Details and Instructions:
Upload the following required documents and mark them as a “Relevant File” to the submission:
•    Cover Letter
•    Resume

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and verification of academic credentials. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a la ter step in the recruitment process.

Job ID: 76817

Posted 5 days ago

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