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Associate 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 Associate Research Administrator to support the Finance Department. 

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Participate with principal investigator in the preparation of the administrative components of proposals within parameters of sponsored and non-sponsored research guidelines.  Reviews documents for completeness and compliance.
  • Develop, prepare, and finalize project budgets.  Provide budget justification.
  • Serve as primary liaison and active partner between principal investigators, Office of Sponsored Research, research groups, and other departments.  Respond to sponsor inquiries.
  • Collaborate with Office of Sponsored Research to ensure awards are set up properly.
  • Review and approve expenditures.  Advise on post award spending and commitment activity.  Oversee compliance related to fund and revenue.
  • Develop and communicate reports supporting project status.  Create effective forecasting and decision aids.
  • Participate in contract closeout process.  Submit final reports and certificates.  Complies information and documents needed for audit inquiries.
  • Understand, apply, and advise on University and government policies for projects.
  • Serves as a resource on subject area and overall technical resource to principal investigator and other University staff.
  • Participate in and contributes to process improvements.  Leads other staff in group projects.

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: 3 years

Minimum Field of Expertise:
Basic knowledge of governmental regulations. Strong accounting skills. Competency in
project management. A Bachelor’s Degree 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.


REQ20051112 Posted Date: 10/12/2017 - Thru date - 12/31/2017

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