Cancer Center Assistant Research Administrator – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

The USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Southern California (USC Norris) was founded in 1971 and has been continuously funded as an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center since 1973. USC Norris has a rich tradition of collaborative research and serves as a major regional and national resource for cancer research, prevention, treatment, and education. 

USC Norris members have more than $130M in annual cancer research funding.  The Research Administration Team is responsible for submitting new grants on behalf of the members and for the entire pre-award grants management process at USC Norris.  We are seeking an Assistant Research Administrator (ARA) to join this team.  Under the direction of the USC Norris Senior Research Administrator, the ARA will be responsible for preparing complex research funding proposals according to USC and sponsored research guidelines.  The ARA will collaborate with principal investigators, external sponsor representatives, USC Norris administrators, KSOM administrators, and the USC Office of Sponsored Research.  The ARA will develop, prepare, revise, and finalize project applications. In addition, the ARA is responsible for serving as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) and interpreting complex University and government policies. The ARA will also collect data and run reporting requirements to manage data tables for federal sponsors using specific data programs and is also expected to help Identify and implement process improvements.



Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Education:  per the job description

Preferred Experience: CRA or CPRA certified

Supervises: N/A

Supervises – Nature of Work

Preferred Field of Expertise: per the job description

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In addition to your resume, please include a cover letter describing your background and/or interest in research administration.

USC offers an attractive salary and benefits package.  Applications should include a cover letter detailing the candidate’s experience and interest in the position and a current resume. 

The hourly rate range for this position is $34.84 – 41.00 . When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational consideration.

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Minimum Experience: 2 years

Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly related project or administrative experience.

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