Sponsored Research Business Analyst - School of Molecular and Cellular Biology (A1700337)

Champaign, IL
Jun 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Sponsored Research Business Analyst

School of Molecular and Cellular Biology

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Sponsored Research Business Analyst will manage financial and regulatory aspects of sponsored research grants, contracts and subcontracts for faculty investigators in a national recognized top-volume research environment for the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology.


Counsel research faculty during the pre- and post-award process for externally-funded research projects. Formulate complex project budgets and interpret pertinent regulatory guidelines. Provide expenditure projections and forecast financial trends for faculty funding portfolios. Tailor financial management of funding portfolios based on knowledge of individual investigator specialized research fields. Advise faculty toward a recommended course of action on complex federal and private industry regulations. Conduct analysis of faculty effort in accordance with regulatory compliance requirements. Advocate for faculty while representing the School and the University during negotiations with external funding agencies. Collaborate with inter-disciplinary researchers on campus and those at other institutions of higher learning and private foundations during both the application and award execution process. Establish professional rapport with departmental and central campus offices to facilitate effective and efficient business processes. Implement specialized internal financial systems. Develop other related systems for sponsored research management, as needed. Take independent action and exercise individual authority based upon level of knowledge and professional experience. Seek continuing education opportunities or relevant professional certifications.


  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in business, finance or scientific field.
  • Two years of experience in a complex business, academic, research or government environment;
  • Proven effective organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Demonstrated exceptional professional service skills and the ability to work in a team setting;
  • Extensive knowledge of PC-based tools including Word and Excel;
  • Ability to exhibit discretion in professional judgment;
  • Critical and analytical mindset;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize;
  • Highly developed communicated skills;
  • Ability to develop and tailor tools to effectively communicate ideas and analyze situations;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and to represent the School and the University in a professional manner.

  • Experience at an institution of higher education setting;
  • Experience in accounting, auditing, or laboratory research in a scientific field;
  • Prior experience with federal electronic research administration systems such as NSF FASTLane and Grants.gov.
  • Knowledge of sponsored research activity within a University setting;
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards (GAS);
  • Knowledge of database applications.


This is a full-time, academic professional position appointed on a 12-month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Salary is commensurate with experience.


To apply for this position, please create a candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your cover letter and resume by June 24,2017. Online application will require names and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by the closing date.

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact dcarter@life.illinois.edu . The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

College Name or Administrative Unit: KV
Category: Academic Professional
Title: Sponsored Research Business Analyst - School of Molecular and Cellular Biology (A1700337)
Open Date: 06/02/2017
Close Date: 06/24/2017
Organization Name: MCB Operations


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