New York Blood Center and Rhode Island Blood Center

  • Director of Research Administration

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    At New York Blood Center, one of the most comprehensive blood centers in the world, our focus is on cultivating excellence by merging cutting-edge innovation with diligent customer service, groundbreaking research, and comprehensive program and service development. Join us as we work towards meeting and exceeding the growing needs of our diverse communities, further our lifesaving strategic goals in a rapidly changing environment, and expand our impact on the local, national, and global communities we serve.


    As an integral member of our leadership team, you will provide programmatic and administrative oversight for all New York Blood Center enterprise research and sponsored programs. This will include the coordination and expediting of all administrative, budgetary and clerical requirements that support research, as well as pre/post awards and overall grant administration sub awards supported by a variety of sponsors.


    Responsibilities include:


    • Leading day-to-day research operations and overseeing administrative, business and financial aspects for the Office of Sponsored Programs.
    • Reviewing and signing off on all research proposals from various sponsors such as National Institute of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Industry and Private.
    • Reviewing, negotiating and approving all research grants and contracts for New York Blood Center enterprises.
    • Overseeing all matters related to the oversight of the post-award grant administration process, including invoicing and collection.
    • Planning, initiating and coordinating faculty and staff training designed to stimulate proposals and increase success rates.
    • Interpreting and ensuring sponsor policies/procedures are met and adhered too.
    • Ensuring compliance with all sponsored guidelines as well as Federal Regulatory agencies.
    • Disseminating information to management and staff on laws, regulations and nuances that may impact grants operation.
    • Overseeing the development and operation of appropriate management information systems and databases, as well as the generation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports of sponsored activities.
    • Serving as a subject matter expert in sponsored projects administration, including research compliance, procurement, financial reporting, sub-award monitoring, and program-related audit functions.
    • Handling other related functions as needed.


    To qualify, you must have a Bachelors’ Degree (Master’s preferred), along with 5-7 years of progressively responsible experience with complex grants management, as well as research involving grants and subawards, with a track record of building teams and effectively leading projects. Working knowledge of federal policies and procedures, state, and industry rules/regulations governing technical aspects of grants and sub-awards will be expected, as will knowledge of/with Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft and/or Google Apps; pre-awards electronic administration and submission systems; OMB Circular A-21, A-133, A-110 and CAS; IRB and sponsored program regulations; Federal Government regulatory grant management; Federal grants portals; and NIH grants management. Additionally, you should have superior negotiation, customer service, project management, problem-solving and oral/written communication skills.



    Unless otherwise specified, all posted opportunities are located in the New York or Greater Tri-State office locations


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