Emory University Research Adminstrator- Pre-Award II(RAS) in Atlanta, Georgia



Manages pre-award activities for an assigned portfolio of grants and contracts within a Research Administration Services (RAS) unit using knowledge of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) related to pre-award functions and awareness of federal rules and regulations related to research grant and contract activity. Pre-award activities include, but are not limited to, assisting departmental faculty/Principal Investigators (PIs) in the development, preparation, and submission of grant and contract proposals. Ensures all applications meet agency and university guidelines and published time tables and deadlines, including management of the Just-In-Time process. Ensures proposals are entered and routed in a timely manner for further review.

Confers with PI and pre-award support staff at collaborating institutions to secure necessary sub-award documents for proposals. Assists the PI in the development of budgets and budget justification which includes proofing the budget for inconsistencies and ensuring accuracy. Reviews budgets for consistency with sponsor, monitor compliance with agency and University regulations regarding submission; verifies all financial information to include application of the appropriate overhead rate for the project. Advises the PI on administrative requirements in preparing proposal submissions.

Advises PI on budget adjustments and revisions necessary to meet the sponsor requirements. Coordinates and reviews certain proposal elements (biosketches and facilities & resources) for consistency, accuracy, and completeness.

Reviews proposals for consistency with sponsor guidelines on budget, format, font size, page limits excluding narrative content (obtain and review sponsor guidelines). Monitors and facilitates proposal process through the routing process in compliance with University procedures and institutional signatures. Obtains signatures as needed. Monitors proposal status and advises PI on requirements and deadlines associated with research protection protocols. Works effectively with other offices (central, school, departments, divisions) on research proposal. Performs related responsibilities as required.


Bachelor's degree and three years of work-related grants and contracts experience OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Proficiency with MS Office Suite software.

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Job Number 29497

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Basic Science RAS

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Research & Research Administration

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