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Professional Aide

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Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 05
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Social Science
Department: Social Science Dean 10038766
Sub Area: AP- Professionals
Salary: Pay Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: On-Call, Temporary, Remote-Friendly

Position Summary(Basic Job Function)

This is a temporary or an on-call position. Provides professional support. Responsibilities may include general business, science, medical, agricultural or other professional support functions. Term: Temps can work two (2) nine (9) month terms with a week break in service in between and at the end of the second term terminate for three (3) months or switch to an on-call. On-Call allowed to work 1039 hours in any twelve (12) month period.

Unit Position Summary

Pre-Award responsibilities will include:

Provide support to investigators with basic grant applicants, budget development and proposal assembly, in addition to providing grant assistance to researchers and academic units within the College of Social Science. Assists with various reporting including conflict of interest reporting and budget reporting. Supports a variety of communication efforts including communication with PIs, co-Investigators, and other units within the College of Social Science and the University; also coordinates sub-receipt communication. Participates in other support for pre-award processes as needed.

Post-Award responsibilities will include:

Provides support with post-award administration of grants, contracts, and PI initiated clinical research and trials. Guides investigators by reviewing the award budget status. Assists with the preparation of interim and final financial reports. Examines project financials and budgets for accuracy and reports discrepancies to immediate supervisor and investigator. Processes project account closeout activities. Helps develop final reports, assists with analysis of project logistics as required, and notifies immediate supervisor and investigator of concerns. Tracks progress of invoices, payments and subcontract and sponsor communications.

Desired Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or a related field. Three to five years of research administration experience in an academic department or university setting. Three to five years' experience in financial or accounting practices. Demonstrated leadership competencies, strong critical thinking, financial and analytical skills, excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of Michigan State Universitys business policies and procedures including experience with Michigan State Universitys Enterprise Business Systems and working on budgets. Strengths should include a dynamic yet collaborative approach and excellent problem-solving, oral/written communication, strong organizational skills, and the ability to work independently as well as part of a research administration team.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials

Please submit a resume and cover letter explaining your extent of experience as it applies to this position. Please also include the name andcontact information for three (3) professional references.

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Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.

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