The Research Support Specialist (RSS) provides administrative support, critical education, communications, and liaison service to the faculty and staff of the institution for research development and assists with the assurances of compliance with federal law and guidelines for the conduct of research. The RSS will assist with the development of team research, alignment of opportunities for research with learners and assist with the utilization of grant management software tracking of research and related compliance monitoring. Additionally, the RSS will assist with the development research resource information and updates to assist faculty and other staff with the development of selected grant proposals and the administration of internal grant programs. The RSS will be part of a team and interface with other staff in the Office of Research, Sponsored Programs and various Centers and Institutes.
Maintain funding alert notices and profiles of faculty research related to research collaborations and research mentoring of learners.
Assist with grant management software tracking and processing related to research activities. Assist , with committee activities such as animal and biosafety committee activities (new protocol submissions/revisions, amendments, annual reports, closure forms, and tissue forms, minutes)
Prepare correspondence and routine notices to Principal Investigators regarding internal funding programs and committee requirements and needs.
Help to maintain training materials and track training by investigators.
Assist with conducting congruency checks for approved protocols and funded grant applications, as requested by the Principal Investigator or the Office of Sponsored Programs
Provide assistance to the Institutional Official, as needed, with report writing and policy development and research metrics for reports and presentations.
Provide administrative and writing assistance related to grant submissions.
Provide support to the research committee and student research programs.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelors in a science-related field, including public health. Two (2) years of relevant experience with research, grant development, compliance or related administrative experience required.