Reporting to the Director, Cancer Research Alliances and the Executive Director of Administration and working closely with the Cancer Center Director, the Senior Research Program Manager works with HICCC leadership to manage the Center's complex and growing portfolio of cancer research alliances with industry and foundation partners. The Senior Research Program Manager will also facilitate the development, review, submission, renewal of grants, contracts and subcontracts administered in the Department.
Works with leadership to manage HICCC's complex and growing portfolio of cancer research alliances with industry and foundation partners. This includes management of partner relationships as well as the processes supporting development, proposal solicitation and review, and post-award progress oversight.
Works with leadership to manage cancer pilot programs supported by through government, private and industry partners. This includes management of twice-yearly HICCC funding opportunity announcements, application and review of proposals, as well as related educational programs and evaluation of pilot program impact and efficiency.
Works with applicants and awardees from alliance and pilot programs to address questions, confirm eligibility and adherence to the funding partner requirements, as well as other issues or concerns.
Works with the HICCC Office of Communications and Strategy to enhance and manage HICCC's funding opportunities webpage and proposal submission portal.
Manages Cancer Center Pre-Award Process. Assists Principal Investigators and faculty in the development, review, and renewal of grants, contracts and subcontract proposals. Coordinates and facilitates pre-award grant preparation and submission process in collaboration with the Office of Research Pre-Award Core. Researches, digests and disseminates information regarding research funding opportunities; maintains data on funding sources and a library of agency policies, procedures, and documentation. Interfaces with Sponsored Program Administration, Columbia Technology Ventures and the Clinical Trials Office on behalf of investigators.
Prepares and develops project budgets. Works with HICCC Finance Team in the preparation of the annual research budgets for progress reports and no-cost extensions.
Works with Principal Investigators, faculty, and finance to ensure compliance and adherence to pertinent regulations, policies and procedures that govern sponsored grant funds. Stays abreast of NIH and external agency regulations, policies and guidelines related to the conduct of research. Participates in regulatory audits and inspections; corrects deficiencies. Ensures compliance and regulatory requirements for grants are fulfilled and milestone deadlines met including Conflict of Interest and Effort Reporting. Manages PMCID submissions for grants.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus four years of related experience
Experience with management of pre-awards procedures and process in a large and highly complex organization
Familiarity with the University's complex financial system modules such as FFE, DARTS, WEBSAF, FINSYS, DATAWAREHOUSE, and Budget Tool
Knowledge of Federal, State, and University policies and regulations regarding the receipt and administration of grants and contracts
Experience in research administration
Significant experience using Microsoft Excel
Ability to work under pressure with multiple and competing deadlines
Must be highly organized, with excellent communication and follow up skills
Ability to work as part of a team, with administrative, research, and financial staff
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
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