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The Research Administration Manager I (RAM I) will be responsible for the successful pre- and post-award management of grants and contracts of the sponsored research portfolio of the Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Epidemiology (BBE) Program in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division (VIDD). They prepare, negotiate, administer, and maintain grant budgets in accordance with the proposal or application guidelines, statement of work, or Notice of Award. They ensure compliance with all sponsor rules and regulations. They ensure the accuracy of project budgets and contracts, reconcile expenditures throughout project life-cycle, and track progress of awards from pre-award to project closeout.
This role closely interacts with program principal investigators (PI), faculty and staff, and collaborators within and outside of the Fred Hutch. The RAM I establishes and maintains professional relationships with award sponsors and regulatory agencies. They also advise PIs and the BBE Program Operations Director (POD) on relevant matters, develop effective solutions to research administration issues, and provide input to broader program and division planning as needed. The RAM I supervises the team of Research Administrators and is responsible for their performance management, professional development, and handling any HR actions related to the team. They also participate in program, divisional or institutional improvement projects and problem resolution related to research administration. This position reports to the BBE POD.
This position works independently in developing goals for the BBE Research Administration team and determines how to accomplish those goals. The incumbent must be comfortable managing in a matrixed organization receiving work direction from PIs and BBE leadership.
Research Administration Team Leadership: