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Projects Officer / Grants Administrator opportunity at NYU

  • 1.  Projects Officer / Grants Administrator opportunity at NYU

    Posted 06-03-2021 13:48

    Position Summary

    Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, New York University's Office of Sponsored Programs seeks an experienced Projects Officer/Grants Administrator to join our team.  


    The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is NYU's central pre-award research administration office responsible for the review and management of externally funded proposals and awards for a diverse range of federal, state, local, private, and industrial sponsors.


    The Projects Officer/Grants Administrator will be responsible for managing a portfolio of investigators and units and providing customer-focused support for:

    • Development and submission of extramural funding proposals
    • Review and processing of incoming sponsored awards
    • Interpretation of funding agency and institutional guidelines governing sponsored programs to ensure institutional compliance

    The Projects Officer/Grants Administrator also provides support for key OSP management functions including oversight of data quality assurance/quality control initiatives (QA/QC) for Cayuse SP (NYU's system of record for sponsored projects) and serves as a Cayuse SP system administrator, technical expert and central contact for system-related questions and issues and oversees communication resources for the office.


    Founded in 1831, NYU is one of the most prominent and respected research universities in the world, featuring top-ranked, diverse, and innovative academic and research programs. Anchored in New York City and with campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai, as well as 11 other network campuses throughout the world, NYU conducts research across its global network, with nearly $1 billion in research expenditures annually. The University is ranked #24 in research expenditures among all US institutions and #10 among private institutions. NYU faculty are recipients of the highest scholarly honors and the University is a top producer of patents and revenue from licensing among US universities.   


    Required Education:
    Bachelor's Degree and or equivalent work experience

    Preferred Education:
    Master's Degree

    Required Experience:
    3+ years relevant experience with research administration or an equivalent combination. Must include authoring proposals for funded research and preparing budgets.

    Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
    Familiarity with various sponsor and sponsoring agency electronic research administration systems, experience using Cayuse SP and Cayuse 424, an understanding of Uniform Guidance and federal regulatory compliance requirements including conflict of interest, export controls, and research involving animal and humans; possess excellent computer and communication skills; be service oriented; have a sense of humor and energy level conducive to working a deadline-driven environment.

    Preferred Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
    Must be adaptable, skilled at leveraging influence without authority, energized by change, able to maintain composure with differences of opinion and under deadline pressures, be team-oriented, goal-oriented, and have the ability to simplify, identify priorities and retain a collegial and friendly attitude. Most important, we are looking for individuals who want to contribute to the growth of our organization and themselves.

    Additional Information

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    William Smith
    Associate Director
    New York University (NYU)
    New York NJ
    (212) 998-7014