Project Administration Officer

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Project Administration Officer
Classification Title Project Staff Associate
Posting Number R1700181
Employer Research Foundation
Appointment Type
Position Type
Appointment Term
Salary Grade E.9
Strategic Strength

Posting Detail Information

Position Summary

The University at Buffalo Microbiome Center invites applications for a Project Administrative Officer. Duties Include:
1. Coordination of the laboratory-based programs with other components of the UB Microbiome Center and related research activities.

2. Responsible for day-to-day administrative functions necessary for effective program operation for these activities including IRB and conflict of interest procedures.

3. Responsible for assisting in reporting and interacting with administrators and sponsors of the Center.

4. Assist with development of new funding proposals and budgets for these programs.

5. Responsible for monitoring quality control measures for the various laboratory and animal procedures used by the Center programs.

6. Assist with development of and administering of journal clubs, seminar series, workshops, symposia, courses, and other activities related to our Microbiome Center Programs.

A series of projects are ongoing relating to the role of the microbiome and metabolome in metabolic diseases such as diabetes and obesity, in cardiovascular disease and in specific cancers including colorectal cancer. Other and projected projects involve the role of the microbiome and metabolome in pregnancy, and oral diseases. All aspects of microbiome research from clinical studies, next generation sequencing metabolite identification to bioinformatics are critical to these studies.

This position in the Microbiome Center at the University at Buffalo requires a self-motivated, productive and enthusiastic person willing to make the most of the collaborative environment at the UB Microbiome Center. The Center includes a group of dentists, epidemiologists, bioinformatics analysts, biostatisticians, and clinicians.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required. Motivation, interest and a collaborative spirit are highly desired! Successful candidates will have opportunities to work with a strong group of collaborators in multiple fields.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field, with 3 or more years of experience in a research program in biomedical sciences.
2. Advanced degree preferable in molecular microbiology, biochemistry, biostatistics or related field
3. Superior coordination and interpersonal skills required for liaison functions with scientists, students, administrative units and external funding agencies
4. Ability to assist in establishing priorities for work to be accomplished by collaborating scientists, as well as scientific expertise to monitor laboratory experiments for quality

Preferred Qualifications

Five (5) or more years of experience is preferred.

Physical Demands
Salary Range $45,000 - $56,000 (for 100% effort)
Work Hours
FTE 0.30 - 1.00
Campus South Campus
Special Instructions to Applicants
Close DateExternal Closing Date 09/07/2018
Open Until Filled No

Contact Information

Contact's Name Karen L. Falkner, PhD
Contact's Title
Contact's Email falkner@buffalo.edu
Contact's Phone 716-829-6307

Posting Dates

Posted 09/07/2017
Deadline for internal applicants
Deadline for external applicants Open Until Filled
Date to be filled

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Number of reference letters required 3
Reference Cutoff Date
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