�UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply
New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint an Director-Pre-Award and Research Development reporting to the Associate Vice Provost for Research Administration and Financial Planning.
The main purpose of this position is to support the research mission of NYUAD and the goals of the Research Administration Office. Reporting to the Senior Vice Provost for Research, the Director, Pre-Award and Research Development is responsible for overseeing the central pre-award and subaward administration services. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to exhibit exceptional leadership, strategic direction, and develop an innovative service delivery model with a primary focus on partnering with and anticipating the needs of the Principal Investigators and their Administrators in the submission, negotiation and execution of grants and contracts from funding agencies and institutions all over the world. In addition, this position is expected to widen NYUAD’s network of external grants opportunities by seeking new avenues for funding and new grant opportunities and coordinating closely with the Development Office (DARO) and the business community to build relationships and partnerships in grant-seeking.
The Director will manage a team of pre-award administration professionals, including research contract and is responsible for (but not limited to) the review, submission and processing of external applications, managing the internal competitive grants, facilitating award closeouts, negotiation and acceptance of award terms and conditions, as well as the administration of incoming and outgoing subaward agreements, subaward modifications and the administration of other internally funded awards and projects on behalf of NYUAD Principal Investigators and Administrators. In addition, the position serves as the main liaison with NYU’s Office of Industrial Liaison (OIL) for all matters relating to patents filing and reporting, tech transfers, and other related matters.
The Director’s duties will include: faculty development in creating fundable scholarship proposals, identification and dissemination of funding sources, support for proposal submission, subaward administration and cultivating a culture of collegiality, professionalism and proactivity that exhibits NYUAD’s values and service standards when engaging with Principal Investigators, Administrators, staff and other central administration colleagues. Additionally, the Director will be responsible for spearheading and developing training and other outreach related activities for faculty, administrators and central administration staff to maximize use of electronic research administration systems and implement processes to reduce administrative burden and increase efficiencies using the electronic research administration systems.
The Director’s responsibilities will also include the oversight and review of relevant NYUAD policies, standard operating procedures and identifying ways to streamline workflows and processes. NYUAD is accountable to NYU as a branch campus. Thus, position is expected to work in close collaboration and coordination with the various offices overseeing research administration both at NYUAD and NYU in New York including the Office of Grants, Gifts, and Investment Accounting and Compliance, Post-Award Research Administration, Research Ethics and Governance, as well as the leadership within the Offices of Research, Compliance, General Counsel (OGC), Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), Office of Industrial Liaison (OIL), and the departments/divisions in the University.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Administration or related field, MBA or Master’s degree in law, administration, or related fields in preferred
Preferred Education, Experience & Certifications
Preferred certification: Active certification in any of the following programs:
Additional Technical Requirements