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Research Administrator II

Listed 12/23/21. Open until filled.

Responsible for the development, management, and transmittal of contract and grant proposals to federal, state, and private funding agencies. Proposal submission includes review of, formatting and uploading documents, budget preparation, entry and routing of proposals in UFIRST or other applicable submission modules, and coordinating all aspects of the proposal submission to insure thorough and timely submission to the Division of Sponsored Research for review and submission to the funding agency.

Responsible for post-award management of grants and contracts. Responsible for completion of information and collection of needed documentation required on behalf of the Institute required for UFIRST Awards module set up. Awards set-up includes but is not limited to associated subproject set-up, associated sub-award agreement set-up, establishment of needed effort commitments for key personnel, and set-up of F & A Center designations. Initiates NOA review and payroll distributions per the award budget, provides payable support and control for sponsored projects. This includes but is not limited to providing transaction approvals to the fiscal team in compliance with the rules and regulations outlined by the funding agency and the University; facilitates no-cost extension and carry-forward requests, initiates requests for budget/cost transfers, facilitates close outs, and monitors cost sharing requirements. Reviews monthly grant reports to ensure expenses are correct according to grant/contract budget and agency guidelines. Meets with the PIs as requested to review report data and address questions or concerns.

Assists the Director, Assistant Director, and Academic Program Specialist regarding special projects including but not limited to collecting data for training grants.

Assists Graduate Students in preparation of grant submissions for internal and external funding opportunities.

Other duties as assigned.

Expected Salary:
$60,000-$65,000/annually; Commensurate with education and experience

Minimum Requirements
Bachelor’s degree and two years of experience in grant and contract administration; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree.

Must possess critical thinking skills.

Analytical and problem-solving skills, including researching and analyzing complex data to develop accurate reports.

Must understand and practice excellent customer service.

Must possess a professional attitude in all interactions, communications, and appearance.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, administrative staff, and other campus units.

Must be able to work well in a team environment.

Take ownership of the job and resolution of problems, be flexible and accountable, manage conflicting responsibilities, prioritize tasks, and consistently meet deadlines.

Must be self-motivated and capable of working independently.

Experience with MYUFL, UFIRST, MYINVESTIGATOR, Enterprise Analytics, Microsoft Office Programs.

Special Instructions for Applicants
In order to be considered, applicants must provide a cover letter, resume, and a list of professional references.

A criminal background check is required.

This is not a remote work position, and it is located on the University of Florida main campus in Gainesville, FL.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Please contact UFGI Assistant Director Cindy Heesacker with any questions at

Postdoctoral position

Open until filled:

A postdoctoral position is available in Akito Kawahara’s lab at University of Florida, Florida Museum of Natural History (in collaboration with the Biology Department and Department of Entomology and Nematology) in Gainesville, Florida.

The Kawahara Lab at Florida Museum of Natural History (in collaboration with the Biology Department and Department of Entomology and Nematology) at the University of Florida, Gainesville, USA, is currently seeking a postdoctoral fellow to conduct evolutionary genomics research on butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera). Specifically, the candidate will assemble and annotate short and long-read genomes and conduct comparative analyses of sensory gene-family evolution (vision, auditory, olfaction, etc.). The project is for 2 years with additional years possible depending on progress.

Minimum qualifications: 1) A Ph.D. in genomics and or transcriptomics, 2) experience with computer programming/scripting in Perl/Python/R etc., 3) familiarity with high-performance clusters and bioinformatics pipelines, 4) strong ability to write and communicate in English. An interest in insects is desired, but not required.

Salary: $52,000 plus fringe benefits.

Start date: Immediately until filled.

Duration: 2 years (possibly additional years depending on funding).

How to apply: To ensure full consideration please send a single pdf containing: 1) a cover letter (explaining your background and fit for this position), CV, and list of 3 qualified references, to Akito Kawahara at with the email subject line: Postdoc KawaharaLab. Applications that do not follow this format may
not be considered. Any questions can be addressed to Akito Kawahara at
the email above.