Grants Manager B

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Job location: Translational Research Laboratories

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-09-09
Req: JR00005577
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Grants Manager B

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Grants Manager B

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Job Description

The Gene Therapy Program (GTP) is entering a new era of unprecedented opportunity with great potential to reshape the face of medicine as we know it. Our discoveries have set the stage for successful treatments and possibly even cures for devastating genetic diseases.

The laboratory of Dr. Jim Wilson, at GTP of the University of Pennsylvania has been a leader in the development of innovative vector technology for close to three decades. We have emerged as the "go-to" organization for public and private partners, who want to participate in the gene therapy space. Currently we are positioned to lead another round of vector innovation and establish pre-clinical and clinical proof-of-concept in therapeutic applications of in-vivo genome editing.

We are currently looking for a Grants Manager to join the GTP Finance Team.

With limited supervision, manage department s sponsored research pre-award and post award activities for a large, diverse, and highly complex portfolio of grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, gifts, endowments, and sponsored research agreements. Assist with preparation of new and non-competing sponsored project budgets; prepare and submit entire proposals through Penn systems. Monitor expenditures for compliance; perform general ledger reconciliations; produce routine and ad-hoc financial/grant status reports and quarterly forecasts.

Develops, negotiates, routes, and maintains subcontracts with multiple institutions funded by sponsored projects and the Orphan Disease Center. Prepare subcontract PO and manage tracking system to ensure receipt, payment, and closing of POs. This position requires frequent interaction with the School of Medicine Office of Research Support Services and the University s Office of Research Services, as well as outside sponsoring agencies. Maintain working knowledge of finance, research, and compliance policies.

The Grants Manager B will work more independently and actively participate in specific projects, including the annual budget submission. The Grants Manager B will work on the more complicated grants including Industry Sponsored Research Agreements with multiple sub-projects and sub-contracts. Moreover, it is expected that the Grants Manager B candidate will have grants management experience, such that s/he can make greater contributions, including engaging in financial analysis.

This position reports to a senior administrator within the department and has dotted reported line to the PSOM Office of Research Support Services.


Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance or Accounting with 5-7 years of experience in pre and post award research administration or equivalent combination of education and experience required

Experience in University research and financial systems, including Business Objects/Data Warehouse, PennERA, Workday, Payroll Reallocation, SOMERA, BEN Financials strongly preferred

Experience with administering highly complexed grants, contracts, and sponsored agreements strongly preferred

Proficiency in MS Office Word and Excel required, with additional computer skills a plus

Must be detailed oriented, flexible and possess ability to prioritize

Strong interpersonal, organizational, and writing skills desired

Supervisory experience desired

Ability to maintain confidentiality with respect to highly sensitive data required

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$59,703.00 - $113,435.00

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Posted: 9/10/2019
Application Due: 12/23/2019
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