The Grants Administrator at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine's Research Administration Department will report to the Research Administrator, and will be responsible for providing pre- and post-award research and financial administration support for individual investigators within assigned departments. The incumbent will work directly with faculty PIs and administrators to monitor and ensure compliance and efficiency of grant activity, fiscal resources and controls. The Grants Administrator will maintain current knowledge of external funder and university regulations, and communicate this information to department research personnel in a timely manner.
Primary responsibilities include: assisting department research personnel with the development and implementation of goals and procedures related to research activities; assisting PIs with preparing and routing proposals in the eRA system before submission to the university's Grants Management Office; reviewing and approving proposals, in the eRA system, to ensure that information is in compliance with sponsor guidelines as well as with internal policies and procedures; serving as a liaison between the Grants Management Office and the PI to rectify or provide information on the electronic proposal form; preparing post-award budgets before sending for cost center set-up, monitoring grant expenditures, and preparing financial reports to ensure compliance with funder requirements. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance or another related field, and at least four years of related experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
Required Skills and Abilities:
*Demonstrated computer skills, and proficiency with Microsoft Office software programs, including MS Word and advanced MS Excel functions.
*Demonstrated knowledge of grant proposal applications for varied funding agencies.
*Demonstrated ability to use grants.gov and other electronic proposal routing systems.
*Strong communication and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to interact with a diverse constituent population.
*Ability to work independently and as part of a team environment.
*Demonstrated organizational skills, along with the ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, and process large amounts of information.
*Grants experience within a higher education or hospital setting.
This position requires background checks