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Position Announcement - Northwestern University Margo Lucareli 21 Mar 1996 17:46 EST

Northwestern University Research Administration

We have a vision and are currently re-engineering our research and
sponsored programs unit.  Do you wish to be a part of an organization
undergoing rapid change, utilizing new technology, planning innovative
customer service, and generating more research dollars?  A complex and
rapidly growing research administration office is looking for an
experienced, dynamic and energetic research administrator to join our
team.  Over $170 million in grants and contracts was awarded to
Northwestern in fiscal year 1995.



Responsible for sponsored project administration including proposal
review and submission, contract negotiation, subcontract preparation,
and post-award administration through close-out for a select
constituency (medical, dental, and law schools).  Works on special
assignments such as assessing funding trends and opportunities,
preparing special analyses and reports for central administration and
external sponsors, and develops training sessions for investigators
and administrative staff.  Participates in the development and
implementation of new policies and revisions to existing policies.
Serves as a resource to ORSP staff in contract review and negotiation.


Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree preferred or equivalent
combination of education, training, and experience.  Knowledge of
federal grant and contract administration, policies relating to the
protection of intellectual property rights, and cost principles for
educational institutions is expected.  Previous work experience (at
least five years) in sponsored project administration at either an
educational institution, federal agency, or hospital.  Experience
negotiating federal and industrial contracts, including a working
knowledge of FAR clauses applicable to educational institutions is
required.  Experience in a biomedical research setting, including a
strong knowledge of NIH application procedures and policies as well as
experience negotiating clinical trial agreements, is a plus. Knowledge
of general management principles and practices, skill in dealing with
others in work relationships involving conflict resolution, and the
ability to make difficult decisions is essential.
 Proficiency in word-processing, spreadsheet, and database software is
expected. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the
ability to work efficiently and effectively under deadline pressures
is critical.  Strong service orientation is necessary.

Salary:  Competitive and commensurate with experience

The ORSP staff of 20+ currently administers a portfolio in excess of
$170 million annually.

The position is available immediately.  Inquires and applications will
be accepted until the position is filled.  For more information,
please contact Barbara Siegel, Managing Director, 847-491-3003
( Margo Lucareli, Associate Director, 312-503-7955,
(  For consideration please send your resume to
Barbara Siegel, Managing Director, Office of Research and Sponsored
Programs, Northwestern University, 633 Clark Street, Evanston, IL

Northwestern University is an equal opportunity affirmative action
employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Margo A. Lucareli
Associate Director
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Northwestern University
Suite 527
710 N. Lakeshore Drive
Chicago IL 60611

Phone:  312-503-7955
FAX:  312-503-2234