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Virginia Tech has announced the formation of a search committee to select the next executive director of the Fralin Life Sciences Institute.

Lynn Byrd, human resources project manager in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, and Kim Borkowski, administrative assistant to the director of the Fralin Life Sciences Institute, will serve as search committee staff.

Detailed information on the position description, the application process, and search updates will be updated soon.

Confidential inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed via email to Korn Ferry, the firm retained by the university to assist in this search, at

Nominations may also be sent via campus mail to 4101 North End Center, 300 N. Turner Street (0921).

The Office of Sponsored Programs is recruiting for talented and customer service oriented professionals to join its Pre-Award Team as Pre-Award Associates and Senior Pre-Award Associates. Multiple positions may be hired from this posting and the level will be determined by the candidates qualifications and experience.

Pre-Award Associates are expected to advise and assist faculty in the preparation of proposals for funding and ensure compliance with university and sponsor policies, procedures and requirements, and be comfortable working in situations where answers are not always clearly defined. Will possess initiative and the ability to work independently but consult with appropriate parties as needed, and be able to problem-solve and maintain professional composure while working under pressure of internal and external deadlines, utilize problem-solving skills and excellent customer service skills to work collaboratively and effectively with faculty, staff, students, and sponsors. They must be energetic and able to function effectively and independently in a fast-moving environment subject to external pressure and frequent interruptions.

Senior Pre-Award Associates are expected to perform duties of the Pre-Award Associate as well as assigning and reviewing work of other, providing direct supervision to team members, as required, and providing training to internal and external customers, as well as participating in efforts to improve research administration including serving on internal and external committees. Senior Pre-Award Associates are expected to work closely with associate directors and team leaders in coordination and operations and assists with team member training, as well as foster team work and collaboration, with demonstrated organizational skills and high commitment to customer service by applying skills and experience to the review of research proposals, contracts, and ensuring compliance with federal, state, and university regulations and guidelines.

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