To provide general sponsored project support to Geisinger principal investigators, responsible for review of accurate, timely and well-presented contracts and grants, non-industry clinical research, industry funded clinical trials and clinical research, fellowship applications and all related materials meeting the standards for institutional and agency approval; works and meets directly with investigators and their staff on needed pre award administration services. Will review grant proposals or clinical trial/clinical research proposals in support of numerous principal investigators (PI); cultivate relationships and communicate regularly with research administration officials at collaborating institutions,; assist with day-to-day project management issues to ensure compliance with applicable rules and regulations and prepares and submits required forms in a timely manner; assists with special agreements with collaborators on sponsored activities as needed.
Reports to Director (or designee) of Office Sponsored Projects.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
*1. Coordinate and manage all aspects of the sponsored project grant process for Principal investigators (PI) within the Geisinger Health System. Communicate and educate GHS research staff on the grants submission processes.
*2. Review sponsored project proposals: coach applicants, read and interpret guidelines, organize submissions. Recommend changes to applicants, explains sponsor requirements and institutional policies.
*3. Review proposal budgets and budget justifications and recommend changes to comply with sponsor and Geisinger policies.
*4. Provide support for proposal routing and submissions; review submissions for compliance with formats required by agency guidelines; monitor electronic submissions, NIH Just-in-Time, agency inquiries.
*5. Ensures that proposal package is ready for institutional endorsement.
*6. Serve as a key resource for Geisinger Health System by regularly informing PI's and Department
Administrators about policies, procedures, regulations and sponsor requirements.
*7. Interpret funding agency regulations and procedures to ensure that PI's and Department Administrators are aware of proposal submission deadlines and are given accurate and timely notice of requirements.
8. Effectively communicate and build relationships with individuals across the research community.
9. Assist with developing policies and procedures consistent with standards established by the Office of Sponsored Programs.
10. Maintain accurate and current database to facilitate proposal tracking and reports on activities and results.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Demonstrates knowledge and strong understanding of general and specific principles of research administration; ability to interpret and apply all relevant federal, state and local regulations in addition to Geisinger policies.
Demonstrate knowledge of clinical research and familiarity with medical terminology.
Demonstrates initiative and strong problem solving and analytical skills.
Demonstrates ability to effectively interact with all levels of staff both internally and externally to Geisinger.
Demonstrates initiative and strong problem solving and analytical skills, including but not limited to, the ability to identify critical issues as ease. Has the ability to think creatively beyond the boundaries of existing industry practices and client mindsets.
Demonstrates excellent organizational, verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills; ability to operate effectively in a fast-paced, growth oriented and highly technical environment.
Demonstrates the ability to be deadline orientated and able to work independently and manage a voluminous workload.
Demonstrates outstanding computer skills, to include Word, Excel, Acrobat skills.
Demonstrates the ability to be detail and number oriented.
Demonstrates proven ability to meet and manage multiple tight deadlines with high significant financial implications.
Demonstrates the desire to learn and grow in field and develop facility with regulations and requirements related to sponsored projects re: biohazards, human subjects, conflict of interest, etc.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor degree in a relevant field such as Public Health, Economics, Finance or Business required and a minimum of two years of experience OR Master Degree in relevant field.
Experience working in a fast-paced, complex organization in a position that required a high level of attention to detail and the ability to work independently to meet deadlines.
Knowledge of federal research regulations, clinical trials/clinical research and experience with research compliance committees preferred.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is typically performed in an office environment.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES:
Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Geisinger is known for its focus on caring and innovative programs including the ProvenCare® best-practice approach to maximize quality, safety and value; ProvenHealth Navigator® advanced medical home; Springboard Health® population health program to improve the health of an entire community; ProvenExperience™ to provide refunds to patients unhappy with their care experience; and Geisinger’s MyCode® Community Health Initiative, the largest healthcare system-based precision health project in the world. With more than 215,000 volunteer participants enrolled, MyCode is conducting extensive research and returning medically actionable results to participants. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh Food
Farmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencing
programs, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.
Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.
What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.