Grants Manager A/B (Psychiatry Dept.)

Job description

Job location: 3535 Market

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-09-01
Req: JR00022839
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Posted Job Title

Grants Manager A/B (Psychiatry Dept.)

Job Profile Title

Grants Manager A

Job Description Summary

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.

Job Description

With limited supervision, the Grants Manager A will provide pre and post-award research and financial administration support for individual investigators within the Department of Psychiatry. They will be responsible for various PI’s and work with the Senior BA in the Mood, Anxiety and Trauma Section. Responsibilities include proposal preparation, budget development, subcontract setup and monitoring, transaction approval and monitoring, reporting, and business services for research investigators. Function as resource for sponsored program guidelines, policies and procedures. A bachelor's degree in accounting or other business field and 3 to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Experience in general accounting practices is required. Strong excel skills are required. Experience with PennERA, BEN Financials, WorkDay, Business Objects, and University guidelines/policy is strongly preferred. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills are required. Ability to work independently, under pressure of deadlines, and ability to demonstrate attention to detail and a proactive work style are required.

The Grants Manager B will work more independently and actively participate in specific projects. The Grants Manager B will work on the more complicated grants including Industry Sponsored Research Agreements with multiple subprojects and sub-contracts (including T32, U01, and P30 grants. Moreover, it is expected that the Grants Manager B candidate will have a greater grants management experience than the Grants Manager A candidate, such that s/he can make greater contributions, including engaging in financial analysis. A minimum of 5-7 years related experience is required.

Both levels report to the Director, Fiscal Operations within the department.

-Pre and post award activities for Chairman and past Chairman’s grant portfolios. This includes all pre and post award activities.

-Pre and post award activities for Mood, Anxiety and Trauma Section under the direction of the Senior BA. This includes pre and post award activities – they will work closely with a Grants Coordinator and Business Administrator C.

-Assist Senior BA of Behavioral Regulation with funding in the Experimental Psychiatry Program. Assist with pre award activities as they relate to funding from NASA, NSBRI, FAA, etc…….


Grants Manager A: Bachelor's Degree with 3-5 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required

Grants Manager B: Bachelor's Degree with 5-7 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required

Working Conditions
Office, library, computer room

Physical Effort
Typically sitting at a desk or table

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$50,684.00 - $91,232.00

Affirmative Action Statement 
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements 
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.




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Posted: 9/10/2020
Application Due: 12/9/2020
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