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Assistant Research Administrator

USC Alzheimer Therapeutic Research Institute San Diego, California

The USC Keck School of Medicine - Alzheimer Therapeutic Research Institute (ATRI), located in San Diego, California is an academic institute comprised of an expert panel of scientific collaborators committed to advancing the development of new treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) through innovative clinical trials.

ATRI is looking for an Assistant Research Administrator to support the Finance Department.  Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparation of routine proposals within parameters of sponsored and non-sponsored research guidelines. 
  • Develop, prepare and finalize project budgets.
  • Serve as liaison and active partner between principal investigators, Office of Sponsored Research, research groups, and other departments. 
  • Collaborate with Office of Sponsored Research to ensure awards are set up properly.
  • Review and understand the terms and conditions of sponsored projects administered, including cost-sharing awards, if applicable.
  • Monitors post award spending and commitment activity.  Reviews and certifies monthly expenditure statements, and facilitates quarterly review.
  • Monitors reports supporting project status, and uses forecasting and decision aides under guidance.
  • Participate in contract closeout process and audit inquiries. 
  • Coordinates and organize events related to sponsored projects, such as conferences, meetings, site visits, or sponsor reviews, as needed.
  • Participates in and contributes to process improvements and group projects, as required.

Location:  San Diego, CA

Salary is dependent on education and experience.


Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Minimum Experience: 1 Year

Minimum Field of Expertise:
A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience with broad knowledge of relevant research computer software, e.g.: Microsoft Access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Outlook, SPSS, Visio, and SunGard. Experience in creating and analyzing statistical reports. Must be able to utilize computer technology to access data, maintain records and generate reports. Proven oral and written communication skills to interact with other employees.



REQ20051199 Posted Date: 10/12/2017 - Thru date - 12/31/2017

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