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UNT System Overview

Welcome to the University of North Texas System. UNT System includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

Posting Title Research Analyst Department UNT-Chemistry-121200 Job Location Denton Full Time/Part Time Full-Time Retirement Eligibility TRS Eligible Additional Retirement Information

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Salary Information Commensurate with qualifications Department Summary

The University of North Texas (UNT) is a Carnegie R1 research university and a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution and Minority-Serving Institution, with a diverse population of over 40,000 students. UNT is located in Denton, a cultural hot spot on the northern edge of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country. The UNT Chemistry Department serves this diverse population of students through both undergraduate degrees (B.S., B.A.) and advanced degrees (M.S. and Ph.D.). Over 4000 undergraduates enroll in our large General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry lab and lecture courses each year. Our graduate program, currently with over 100 students, is focused on training the next generation of scientists in research. Our research-active faculty members pursue research in diverse areas ranging from materials chemistry to medicinal chemistry, with 80% of them receiving external financial support for their research through grants and contracts. Fulfilling our educational and research missions requires dedication to excellence and a strong sense of community among our outstanding staff and faculty members.

Position Overview

This position is responsible for supporting a variety of departmental needs related to research grant funding. These include serving as a liaison with the Grants office on pre-award matters, monitoring grant budgets, processing payroll and tuition scholarships for grant-funded personnel, and serving as a liaison to the International office for grant-related work authorization. The position serves to make department grant administration more efficient, thus helping research-active faculty and staff to be more productive.

Additional Posting Details

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in related field and three years of relevant experience or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Clear, effective communication skills; e.g. emails to ask about or convey rules, regulations and procedures or ability to explain same verbally. • Interpersonal skills to maintain excellent relationships with researchers and various offices across the level of the institution. • Time management skills including ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines. • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy. • Prior knowledge of pre- or post-award administration regulations and procedures. • General administrative experience with budgets, purchasing, payroll, travel, scheduling with specific skill in budget planning, analysis, reconciliation and forecasting. • Problem-solving skills; being flexible and creative within regulations. • Ability to determine when decisions can be appropriately made and when they must be referred to a higher level, to protect institutional integrity. • Curiosity and willingness to learn new things and manage change processes. • Ability to gather, analyze, synthesize information from a variety of sources and prepare reports and graphical displays, as requested by the head of the unit. • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information. • Knowledge of safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed.

Preferred Qualifications

• Three or more years of experience working with grants in academic setting, including interactions with faculty, staff, and students • Knowledge of Uniform Guidance 2 CFR Part 200 and federal funding agency guidelines (e.g. NSF, NIH) • Experience with Cognos, PeopleSoft, and grant management software such as Cayuse.

Required License / Registration / Certification Work Schedule

A typical Monday through Friday work schedule is expected.

Driving University Vehicle No Security Sensitive This is a security sensitive position EEO Statement

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Classification Title Research Analyst Physical Requirements Sitting, Standing, Ability to communicate

Job Duties


Serve as liaison to Grants & Contracts Administration (GCA) and COS Research Officers for pre-award budgetary matters for Chemistry departmental grants, including cost share agreements, departmental rules & norms for payroll and tuition coverage, and departmental facilities costs


Monitor grant account balances to help investigators avoid over- or under- spending the approved budget. Work with CROs as needed to address any compliance and policy questions related to grant expenditures


Oversee and monitor a “checkbook” system for grant and non-sponsored project accounts to track encumbered payroll, POs, Pcard purchases, and other pending expenses that will impact available balances


Provide PIs with monthly reports for all grant and non-sponsored project accounts, showing available balances after correction for pending expenses


Process payroll for grant-funded graduate research assistants, postdocs, and hourly research staff


Process grant-funded tuition scholarships and health insurance coverage (if available) for students and research staff


Create and manage job postings for grant-funded postdoctoral scholars, hourly researchers and other research staff


Serve as departmental liaison to UNT International for work authorization needs of postdoctoral scholars, visiting scholars, and grant-funded research staff


Assist in collection of data for the required annual Space Survey. Check provided data on funding sources for accuracy

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S6378P

Position End Date (if temporary) Special Instructions to Applicants

Please provide a cover letter indicating your qualifications and your interest in the position, a resume or curriculum vitae, and a list of 2-3 professional references with contact information. We will notify you before contacting any of these references.

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  • Resume
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  • References - List of Names and Contact Information for 3
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