Censys is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our Innovative Technologies Development Team. This individual will work closely with internal and external stakeholders to develop competitive proposals to government and private RFIs and RFPs. Seeking out, analyzing, and managing funded research opportunities and subsequent awards will be key parts of the individual’s responsibilities. This position will report directly to the CTO.
Responsibilities include the following:
1. Manage proposal submissions and awards for government and private sponsored grants and contracts, including:
• Seek out government and privately funded grants and contracts for pursuit.
• Provide guidance, support, and assistance to principal investigators with proposal submission process, including budget development, review of documentation for organizational, agency, and federal compliance and coordinating internal approvals.
• Serve as authorized organizational representative to submit proposals to funding agencies according to program guidelines.
• Serve as liaison among organizational departments and external funding organizations.
• Interpret and maintain a working knowledge of laws, regulations, and policies that affect project administration and compliance, with special emphasis on understanding of federal regulations.
• Manage award setup process, including award review, negotiation of terms and conditions, award execution, and initiation of cost center setup.
• Develop, negotiate, and coordinate execution of subawards. Conduct monitoring activities and provide financial oversight of subrecipients.
• Raise potential concerns involving project budgets, administration, compliance issues, and other key issues regarding project administration and compliance.
• Obtain necessary internal and external approvals for all post award actions.
• Coordinate closeout requirements for awards.
• Maintain a positive research environment and infrastructure.
2. Maintain Funded Project records:
• Maintain project files, subcontracts, modifications and amendments, consulting agreements, split-funding forms, effort reporting, sub-recipient monitoring, record retention of contract documents.
• Input complete and accurate electronic data into system
• Coordinate other activities, special reports, projects, and other related duties as assigned. Participate in professional development and/or training activities, with occasional travel to professional society meetings.
• Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, legal, or related field is preferred. In lieu of a Bachelor’s degree, 3+ years of experience in grants or contracts will be considered.
• At least two years of experience in research administration and working knowledge of laws, regulations, and policies affecting research grant/contract acquisition and compliance is a plus, with special emphasis on federal awards.
• Experience with budgeting and budget development.
• Demonstrated experience making independent decisions, researching, analyzing, and solving problems.
• Experience working effectively under pressure of deadlines, frequent interruptions, and changing and competing priorities.
• Ability to develop new systems or procedure to resolve problems and facilitate workflow.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and proven experience working both independently and as an effective team member.
• Analytical skills with an in-depth knowledge of information systems and technical expertise with Microsoft Office programs
• Strong technical writing skills