Miami, Florida
May 16, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Department of Research and Innovative Medicine has an exciting career opportunity for a Grants and Contracts Analyst or officially known as a Research Analyst. This position, under the general direction of the Senior Manager, will be responsible for supporting pre- and post-award activities for an assigned portfolio of grants and contracts. This entails handling day-to-day operations and objectives in support of the assigned portfolio as well as contributing information and ideas related to areas of responsibility in development of division/department/university-wide strategy and operational initiatives. Specific duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, guiding faculty through the multiple steps of pre- and post-award activity; maintaining a portfolio of pre- and post-award activity; assisting faculty with proposal submissions including budgets, justifications, formatting, interpretation of guidelines, and final compilation; checking all materials for completeness and accuracy; working as a liaison between faculty and the central/compliance offices; assisting in the creation of tools to aid research-related activities including checklists, procedures, guidelines, workflows, and other documents; creating and maintaining relationships with departmental staff, central staff, and faculty; assisting faculty with post-award activities including preparation and interpretation of reports, forecasting, effort distribution, and certification; providing guidance on allowable and non-allowable expenditures at both the budget stage and the post-award expenditure stage; monitoring systems for required approvals, checking the validity of requests and approving; maintaining timely data on research-related activities; and maintaining current knowledge of grant regulations.

The minimum qualifications for this position are as follows: Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or a closely related field of study as well as at least one year of work experience involving grants and contracts management. Professional certification in research administration preferred. Possess a high level of interpersonal skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a strong command of the English language. Ability to analyze data and formulate reasonable conclusions. Ability to learn changing technologies related to grants and contracts management. Proficiency and experience using Microsoft Office Suite software to include Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Ability to professionally interact and collaborate with various levels within the organization. Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and tasks simultaneously. Ability to create verbal and written reports. Knowledge of federal, state, and local rules and regulations relating to research grants and/or contracts. Any relevant education, certifications and/or work experience may be considered.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Veteran/Disability Employer. Come join us!

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University of Miami School of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.


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