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  Job posted:   Tue Mar 13, 2018
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Business Officer - Journey
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Department Description
The UNC Neuroscience Center is an interdepartmental research center at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine. The mission of the Neuroscience Center is to promote neuroscience research that is innovative, collaborative and translational. The Center promotes this goal by bringing together researchers working on fundamental problems in basic and clinical neuroscience. By integrating work across the spectrum of neuroscience, we aim to advance our understanding of brain development and function, and to identify new therapeutic approaches to a broad range of neurological and psychiatric disorders.
The Neuroscience Center is the adminstrative home department of the Neuroscience Curriculum, the neuroscience PhD granting program at UNC, to promote the training of future leaders in neuroscience. The Curriculum is one of the oldest and most respected Neuroscience trainig programs in the country and matriculates and average of 10 Ph.D students annually.
Laboratories of many Neuroscience Center members are housed in the Neuroscience Research Building on the School of Medicine campus. As part of its mission to facilitate neuroscience research at UNC, the Neuroscience Center houses and manages core facilities devoted to advanced neural imaging and bioinformatics. These facilities were established, and are maintained, with support of a center grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).
The Neuroscience Center works closely with the departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry and the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities to support translational research in neuroscience. By facilitating the rapid integration of basic and disease-related neuroscience research at UNC- Chapel Hill, the Neuroscience Center aims to harness advances in neuroscience in the service of patients and families suffering from neurological and psychiatric illnesses.
Position Description
This position will manage the Center's daily operation while overseeing all administrative support associated with a complex multi-million dollar research enterprise and Neurobiology Curriculum, which matriculates an average of ten PhD students annually.
This position will provide administrative management of annual contract and grant activity in the Neuroscience Center. Ensuring faculty compliance with regulatory agencies and overseeing pre and post award processing of all contracts and grants submitted by the Center. Particular attention to faculty effort management is required. The department's grant portfolio maintains an average budget of $10 million annual.
In addition to contracts and grants, this position manages the Center's State appropriation, Overhead receipts, Gifts, and Endowments. These additional fund types add an additional $3 million to the department's overall operating budget. This position provides detailed analysis and recommendations to the Center Directors to achieve optimal and appropriate use of all funding resources.
Personnel management is required to include direct staff reports and coordination of laboratory recruitments, hiring, and re-appointments. This position is responsible for personnel development and issuing performance/competency assessments. Other Human Resource functions include coordination with the SOM HR Service Center for departmental immigration needs as well as TIM (payroll) administration.
The incumbent will also monitor and supervise maintenance of Center space and frequent large equipment purchases. Ensure that all space, particularly that which houses research, is appropriately documented and allocations are tracked based on research funding. This position oversees all renovations, repairs (get estimates and authorizes work), and manages any issues which may arise with work orders. Ensures inventory is properly tracked and monitors complex equipment purchase orders.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, or related business area; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Preferred Qualifications
Extensive management background in a large organization; solid demonstrated leadership capability; superior financial management and analytical skills; comprehensive knowledge and understanding of academic research administration and outstanding, effective written and verbal communication skills with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
Skills and knowledge include: capability to lead a team and produce results; proficiency in setting organizational priorities and goals for the business office; interpersonal skills to be used in working relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders; strong focus on customer service and experience with continuous improvement; experience in short-and-long term planning; working knowledge of Federal, State and University regulatory requirements governing grants; demonstrated proficiency in pre-and post-award processes; strong financial skills with a variety of fund types including state, F&A;, trust and grants; ability to handle sensitive situations with discretion; and experience with effective management and supervision of staff.
Special Physical and Mental Requirements
Position/Schedule Requirements
Overtime occasionally, Weekend work occasionally
Office of Human Resources Contact Information
If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to
Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.
*Position Type:* Permanent Staff (SHRA)
*Is this an internal only recruitment?:* No
*Position Title:* Business Officer - Journey
*Working Title:* Department Administrator
*Position Number:* 00032226
*Vacancy ID:* P008306
*Budgeted Hiring Range:* $63,646 - $84,044
*Salary Grade Equivalent:* 73
*Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited:* Full-Time Permanent
*Hours per week:* 40
*Department Name and Number:* Neuroscience Center-428601
*Date First Posted:* 03/12/2018
*Closing Date:* 03/26/2018
*Position Location:* Chapel Hill, NC
*Position Posting Category:* Accounting/Finance/Auditing
*Stimulus/ARRA Funded:* No

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