Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Responsible for more complex grants and/or broader scope and may lead/supervise one or more grant assistant/specialists. May also oversee Center grants.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serves as lead or may direct Grant Assistants. May train others in all pre and post award administrative functions.
Works with Principal Investigator to compile and submit the entire grant according to established agency/university guidelines. Prepares and reviews all agency forms for submission. Enters grant budgeting documents on line, as needed.
Identifies and collects potential grant applications/ instructions for PIs.
Serves as internal liaison and grant content representative, ensuring that all funds are set up in a timely manner; prepare any necessary project advances, no-cost extensions, and ensure that funds are carried forward as appropriate.
Ensures timely implementation of contracts and subcontracts by managing processes, examining information and complying with necessary requirements of OSRS.
Serves as a subject matter expert on complex troubleshooting error resolutions/solutions for grant submissions and financial reports.
Analyzes and prepares comprehensive and often complex monthly financial reports on all research accounts (expected to be of a large scale/scope). Monitors, analyzes, and provides forecasts for grant budgets ensuring appropriate and timely expenditures and reconciliation of funds. Distribute/discuss with PIs and senior leadership.
Organizes and determines proper action plans including the oversight for advanced alerts to PIs of upcoming deadlines for continuation, competitive renewals, progress reports, etc.
Responsible for ensuring that human and animal study protocols are associated with the applicable proposal or award.
Coordinates transfer of PI grant files into Wash U and to new institutions or new departments.
Responsible for closure of grant accounts. Submits final progress report and final invention statement (if applicable) to the appropriate agency.
Coordinates the necessary support with internal and external requests for grant-related information (i.e. current biosketches, trainee information, human/animal protocol approvals, and other support).
Creates, addresses, and processes correspondence of moderate to high complexity with granting agencies (i.e. inquiries, carry forward requests, change in effort requests, no cost extensions, equipment purchase, and budget reallocation requests).
Obtains signatures and forwards grant financial status reports to PI and senior leadership.
Updates grants lists monthly or when new fund numbers are received.
Organizes and maintains electronic and hard copy grant files.
Analyzes and provides recommendations/guidance for research management for preparation of the annual budget and annual payroll. Enters budget on line, as needed.
Attends training sessions/seminars related to position.
Assists senior leadership with special projects as requested.
Works with PIs to provide fund management and make any necessary budgetary changes
Identifies and assigns payroll to appropriate sources and enters directly into HRMS, with PI approval.
Approves purchasing documents and provides guidance to purchasing staff on appropriate expenditures according to specific grant policies.
Equivalent of Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of experience in accounting or related field plus experience in grants administration or 9 years of combined education and related experience.
Demonstrated analytic skills.
Knowledge of AIS, HRMS, RAPS, FOCUS, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office, PC, PDS, SUBS, agency guidelines, etc.
Working knowledge of standard accounting procedures and ability to utilize computerized accounting systems.
Effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
The hiring range for this position is $51,293 - $66,685 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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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