Princeton University seeks a highly motivated, highly experienced individual to serve as a Grants Manager (GM) in the Department of Molecular Biology. The GM's primary responsibilities are pre- and post-award activities related to sponsored project grants, including faculty research grants and career awards, as well as fellowships/career development awards for graduate students and postdoctoral associates. The person in this position must have experience with sponsored academic research awards either at the pre- or post-award stage. The ideal person will have both. This position requires minimum supervision and reports to the Senior Grants Manager. Submission of resume and cover letter is required.
Pre-award activities require experience with applications for various federal and private granting agencies and web-based proposal submission sites such as NIH Commons/ASSIST, NSF Fastlane, grants.gov and Proposal Central. The GM prepares budgets and budget justifications, and takes responsibility for administrative tasks involved in the submission of proposals. Tasks include but are not limited to:
- regular and independent communication with faculty members, postdoctoral staff and graduate students in a university academic department setting;
- experience with tight deadlines and preparation of documents for review by the Office of Research & Project Administration (ORPA) for submission to funding agency;
- knowledge of biomedical granting agencies to search for appropriate funding; and
- ability to understand program announcements and "terms & conditions" for each agency.
- facilitating PI submission of annual progress reports and close-out documents for sponsored projects, fellowships and subcontracts;
- monitoring allowable and allocable costs, spending patterns, and balances;
using PeopleSoft Prime for journals to transfer costs and monitoring costs with special requirements (e.g. travel, computers);
- monitoring personnel effort allocation, updating salary information using Labor Accounting; and
- coordinating with department administrators concerning personnel on grants.
- BA/BS in business, finance, accounting or equivalent, biological sciences background helpful.
- Minimum 5 years' grants experience.
- Candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Office: Excel, Access, and Word and have an understanding of accounting basics.
- Biomedical/biology or other life science grants experience in a University setting strongly preferred.
- Familiarity with University policies and procedures regarding sponsored awards preferred.
- Familiarity with the University's personnel and fiscal management policies, and the University's financial system applications such as Coeus, Labor Accounting, Information Warehouse, and PeopleSoft PRIME is desirable.
- Experience with shared record-keeping systems such as OnBase and SharePoint also preferred.