Sponsored Research Associate

The University of Iowa

Job Reference #: 20001408

The University of Iowa, Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP) seeks a highly motivated, organized and detail-oriented professional to coordinate and perform contract and grant administrative support for the DSP. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, answering questions and communicating with University faculty, staff, and students regarding University and sponsors’ general policies and procedures, coordinating grant and contract related review and compliance documentation, entering information into the University of Iowa Research Information System (UIRIS) database, providing support for the DSP help desk, reviewing contracts and grants for internal distribution, issuing award notices, and reviewing and preparing agreements for the Director’s signature.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage workflow by assigning grants and contracts for review.
  • Maintain database of research proposal, award and outgoing subaward data.
  • Respond to email and phone inquiries and coordinate communication between various departments.
  • Support the daily operations of the office and perform administrative activities as assigned.

About the Division of Sponsored Programs:

  • Growth Opportunities: DSP is a progressive collection of professionals who are self-driven/directed, out of the box thinkers. We offer varied professional education opportunities both on and off campus for your continuous learning.
  • Technology: Successful candidates will be responsible for managing sponsored research award activities using a myriad of technological tools and techniques.
  • Work Flexibility: 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

A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrate excellent communication, interpersonal, and relationship management skills.
  • Some (six months to one year) administrative and financial experience.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with Microsoft Office software, (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Evidence of strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Evidence providing customer service in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrated teamwork and ability to work collaboratively.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Knowledge of University of Iowa general policies and procedures.
  • Administrative experience with research grants or contracts.
  • Experience working with the University of Iowa Research Information System (UIRIS).

Application Details:

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. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

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:

In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload the following documents and mark them as a “Relevant File” to the submission:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

Job ID: 70498

Posted 12 days ago

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