Research Support Specialist

The University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA Dental / Scientific $42,038 to $ yearly

Job Reference #: 20001978

Support research activities in the Institute for Oral Health Research (Dental Research) and the College of Dentistry by reviewing funding opportunities; assisting in grant proposal preparation and submissions; pre-award and post-award administration and submission; and operational and regulatory compliances with UI policies, state, and federal laws for a complex and broad category of opportunities and faculty backgrounds. 

Grant Exploration and Development

  • Prepare, navigate and administer grants and contracts (including NIH grants, private industry, foundations, and academies).
  • Prepare and recommend budgets for application process.


Post-Award Administration/Financial Responsibility

  • Resolve post-award issues including regulatory compliance and other administrative issues.
  • Process investigator/HR efforts on external sponsor awards.
  • Assist in preparation & submission of annual progress reports (including RPPR’s) to external sponsors.
  • Prepare JIT documents and verify inclusion of all required documents.
  • Prepare and process outgoing subaward contracts for PI awards.



  • Monitor expenditures for compliance with contract/grant terms in accordance with agency spending policies, sponsor policies, University policies, and state and federal policies.


Operational/Administrative Support

  • Perform other administrative support tasks in support of the research projects (e.g. organize and facilitate meetings/events and respond to inquiries).

Schedule:  Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or equivalent, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 1 – 3 years of relevant experience working with externally funded grants and grant submissions.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


  • Experience with NIH Grants policy and procedures.
  • Experience with Cayuse proposal submission system.
  • Experience with NIH eRA Commons as a delegate.
  • Experience with University of Iowa Routing Forms.
  • Experience with NIH RPPR’s.
  • Experience with NIH Training Grants and Training Grant Tables.

In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload (and mark as “Relevant File”) to their submission:  cover letter, resume, and 3 names of professional reference. 


Job opening are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.  

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

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.

Job ID: 70821

Posted 13 days ago

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