Classified Title: Grants Associate Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD Starting Salary Range: $57,544 - $79,047 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Mon-Fri; 8:30am - 5:00pm Employee subgroup: Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002692-SOM Admin Res Sponsored Projects Personnel area: School of Medicine
As a member of the Grants Team in the School of Medicine Office of Research Administration (ORA), the Grants Associate is responsible for review, problem resolution and Institutional Approval/signature for grant and incoming subgrant applications and awards. They will manage a portfolio of approximately one-sixth of the departments of the School of Medicine and report to the Assistant Director of Grants. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated, team-oriented person who thrives in a fast-paced, deadline-driven work environment.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Manage the grants process from proposal initiation, amendments/updates, through closeout for assigned departments.
Conduct specialized and ad-hoc training courses for departments as needed.
Assist faculty and departmental staff with use of grant-related electronic submission sites and databases such as COEUS, Grants.gov, E-commons.
Remain informed and up-to-date concerning events, regulations and changes that affect sponsored projects.
Know and understand sponsor and University policies. Interpret guidelines and assist in applying them to specific applications, awards and issues. Serve as resource for sponsored projects questions.
Maintain positive and productive relationships with faculty, staff, students and sponsor contacts.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Communicate with faculty and staff to provide instruction, assistance and advice on grant preparation and administration and to request corrections and resolve discrepancies.
Review, approve and submit grant applications government and nonprofit sponsors, EXCEPT cooperative agreements, multi-project grants.
Review and approve incoming subawards except those under prime awards from commercial sponsors or federal contracts.
Review, approve and submit Just-In-Time, pre-award account and other prior approval requests and documents.
Work collaboratively within the Office of Research Administration as well as with other central University offices, other academic institutions, and sponsors.
Review, negotiate and accept grant awards and agreements on behalf of the University.
Working with compliance, technology transfer, general counsel and sponsors to resolve any conflicts regarding award terms and conditions.
Request and process certification of human subjects and/or animal approvals from IRB and IACUC offices.
Process sponsor prior approval requests and administrative updates, such as relinquishments, carryover, effort reductions, etc.
Requires bachelor's degree in related discipline, and a minimum of three years of experience in research administration with some specialized experience in grant administration. Some familiarity with legal principles of negotiation.
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