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Dr. Suresh Vedantham, Professor of Radiology & Surgery, directs a research program whose mission is to improve the health of patients with venous disease and other disorders, primarily through the conduct of multicenter clinical trials. This position would be responsible for managing complex grant activities and acting as a lead grants-budget specialist. This individual will coordinate contracts, budgets, grants management, payments to sub-sites, information systems and administration for a complex research program; assist with other aspects of program management; and serve as a resource/group leader to the department and to external sub-sites.
PRIIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manages the financial and budgetary aspects of a multifaceted clinical research program that includes large multicenter clinical trials with many subawards. This person will have SUBS system responsibility and will be the first-line contact for more than 30 sub-sites regarding quarterly payments, contract status, and other grant-related concerns.
Stays current and compliant with the changes in the Federal Regulations governing grant management and educates other study staff on such changes.
Prepares monthly, quarterly, yearly, and sometimes off-cycle reports for the NIH and the study Principal Investigator, and responsibly keeps records so as to maintain auditing compliance.
Serves as liaison for the research program to the Office of Sponsored Research Services, Center for Clinical Studies, Radiology Research Administration, and Payroll.
Serves as a key resource for problem-solving as it relates to financial study management.
Responsible for overall grant/account management, ensuring charges are appropriate and follow established agency/university guidelines, and monitoring related financial activity.
Processes check requests, travel documents, purchase orders, blanket orders, interdepartmental orders, invoice statements, and other documents. Prepares budget adjustments, journal entries, and check deposits.
Assists Principal Investigator with completion of contracts, budgets, and grants, preparing and verifying accuracy/detail for final application, budget, and related information.
Tracks budget and grants through submission, committee and agency approval processes, alerting administrative office to new funding and related developments.
Maintains master plan/operating files and grant agency files/information, advising Principal Investigator of indirect costs or shortages, grant variations, etc.
Generates financial reports using FIS, such as expenditures, department accounts, PAR authorizations, etc., reviewing account profile changes.
Prepares strategic plan documents, PI income/expense reports, and A21 compliance related materials.
Assists with management of Principal Investigator’s new research projects, as needed.
Experience in grants administration, spreadsheets, and scientific terminology.
Ability to perform the financial management of, and to think pro-actively and strategically about, a complex research program.
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet multiple deadlines.
Excellent interpersonal skills, oral/written communication skills, and customer service disposition.
Excellent problem solving skills required, with maturity and judgment to understand when to consult the Principal Investigator about challenging issues.
Working knowledge of general office equipment and software, including Excel, word processing, AIS, and similar programs.
Equivalent of Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Accounting with 5 plus years of experience in accounting, financial, auditing or related field, including word processing and spreadsheet.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Radiology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The hiring range for this position is $46,113 - $58,801 annually.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
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Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade G10.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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