Touro University New York
The Grants Manager of OSP reports to the Senior Vice President for Research Affairs at Touro University and Vice President for Research at New York Medical College. Candidate will be responsible for design and implementation of all services offered by OSP and for representing TU. The Grants Manager will play a significant role in coordinating the institution’s proper stewardship of externally funded projects while collaborating closely with appropriate central administration and individual school and campus officials to carry out various tasks.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Provides weekly reports to the Office of the SVP for Research.
- Helps investigators develop funding requests and grants.
- Helps faculty members identify funding opportunities.
- Reviews approves and submits proposals to sponsoring agencies and accepts awards and award modifications.
- Provides advice and guidance to researchers and administrators on the application of grant funding policies, regulations, and procedures.
- Serves as external liaison between Principal Investigators and sponsors. Serves as internal liaison between Principal Investigators and administrative offices for grant and contract management including but not limited to the offices of the Controller and General Counsel/Compliance.
- Develops policies, procedures, training, and other materials to guide faculty and staff in all aspects of sponsored program application and implementation that reflect best practices; maintains both hard copy and electronic resource information; ensures that the OSP IRB and TC Research websites are maintained with current and relevant information and collaborate with the Provost for Research office with similar activities for the TCUS Research website.
- Keeps the TU community abreast of changes in law regulation, policies, and guidance that impact sponsored programs.
- Coordinates the TU Presidential Research Development Grant Program the TUS Bridge and Seed Funding Grant Programs competitions and the Touro Student Grant Awards.
- Provides support for Touro University Research Day.
- Serves as a member of the TU Research Council and the TUS Biomedical and Health Sciences Research Council.
- Undertakes special projects and analyses as required.
- Maintains Touro’s FWA and ensures compliance with its terms as well as Touro’s policies and procedures and state and local laws related to the conduct of human research studies. Implements, reviews, and proposes necessary changes in Touro human research protection, policies, and procedures.
- Administers two Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) Touro University HSIRB #1 Touro University of New York IRB #1. Duties will include but not be limited to: Managing memberships, assigning reviewers, determining exempt and expedited status of protocols, preparing minutes of board meetings, and forming ad hoc committees to resolve critical IRB issues.
- Oversees the investigation of matters of non-compliance. Ensures implementation of corrective action as needed in accordance with Touro policies and IRB policies and procedures.
- Provides guidance regarding regulations, laws, and policies to the College’s IRB members researchers staff and administrators. This shall include coordinating education in the preparation of clinical protocols and consent forms.
- Ensures that human research protection training is available and completed by investigators key study personnel the Institutional Signatory Official and all Touro staff who participate in the human subject’s protection program.
- Prepare for required board meeting preparations, record keeping, data entry, communications with IRB board members, and researchers and other duties.
- Coordinates the final institutional approval process for all research involving human subjects including but not limited to ensuring that all contractual compliance and affiliate hospital requirements have been met.
- Seeks or maintains memberships in professional associations and pursues career development to maintain knowledge of human research, protection guidance, and regulations as they evolve. Monitors federal regulatory websites and other research-related resources to stay current with regulatory changes in human research protections guidelines and policies. Communicates pertinent information to the Touro community in a timely manner.
- Develops and maintains an effective performance evaluation program for IRB committee members.
- Bachelor’s degree required and experience in a college or university sponsored programs office (or similar) preferred.
Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities
- Expertise in federal and state regulations pertinent to sponsored program activities and in government and non-governmental policies and procedures.
- Knowledge of human subject protections, regulations, and policies.
- Excellent communication skills with all levels of leadership and staff.
- Ability to work both independently and as a team member.
- Ability to multi-task and prioritize.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; InfoEd/Spin; Mentor-Axiom; Redcap and other EDCs.
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