Research Management Services (RMS) supports the pre and post-award administration for sponsored funding across multiple departments within the School of Medicine. RMS strives to provide the highest quality of customer service in sponsored research management to our customers including departments, faculty, key stakeholders and central teams including the Office of Research Administration (ORA), Sponsored Projects Shared Services (SPSS) and the School of Medicine Business Office.
The post-award Sr. Grants & Contracts Analyst will provide dedicated professional level sponsored funds management with specific responsibility for post-award functions that includes, but may not be limited to: budget development, account maintenance and oversight, billing/invoicing, reporting, compliance, and closeout. Works independently on a variety of grants/contracts/clinical trials that range from simple to highly complex. Provides day-to-day customer service to faculty. While this role may assist with some aspects of non-sponsored funds, the primary goal of this position is to ensure timely, effective and efficient functioning of sponsored funding. This position reports directly to the post-award Grants & Contracts Manager.
Will provide broad/in-depth professional administrative level guidance on protocols, regulations and guidelines to PI and other scientific/research professionals, both within the University and with other associated research/administrative professionals outside of the University. This position offers guidance and learning support to Grants & Contracts Analysts, Budget Analysts, Budget Specialists and Grants & Contracts Coordinators within the department. Participates in the development of best practices and standard operating procedures for the department.
Types of sponsored awards for which the position is responsible:
This position works independently on a variety of complex level grants/contracts, including those from NIH, NSF, DOD and NASA. These grants, contracts and awards may involve highly detailed budgets, multiple projects, Cores and Subawards, Investigator-initiated, Consortium and New Center Dept. of Defense grants, higher complexity Foundation grants and pharmaceutical company clinical trials. Will also provide direction and assistance to Analysts with details related to Subawards from other institutions on their federal pass-through grants. May also work directly with management of non-sponsored funds, including general funds and gifts, on a limited basis.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Position will lead, oversee, direct and manage sponsored funding ensuring compliance and appropriate budgetary guidelines are followed.
Responsible for the timely preparation of proposal budgets for Principle Investigator Review.
Serve as liaison between research units, central offices and funding agencies.
Review budgets and related justification for appropriateness and completeness of content. Provide groundwork for subcontract negotiations.
Ensure compliance in all other areas related to grant and contract management, including sponsoring organization guidelines, internal protocols, accurate protocol information within grant documents, conflicts of interest, etc.
Maintain ongoing updates and communications related to current grants and contracts, this includes regular auditing and reporting to principal investigators on financial status of grants, contracts, clinical trials, fixed fee agreements, subgrants/subcontracts and discretionary accounts. Also, provide relevant updates and reports to departmental leadership, as needed.
Manage related post-award processes, including award setup, review, account setup verification, and ensuring that staff is setup appropriately.
Ensure that post-award responsibilities are completed, including budget distribution, account reconciliation, e-form setup, effort reporting, cost transfers, paying invoices and paperwork finalization related to subcontract setup.
Oversee and direct all aspects of complex award management activities and provide oversight to other employees, including monitoring and managing accounts, audits, evaluations and reporting.
Provide information and direct assistance required to complete contract and grant closeouts, as needed. Ensure that all closeouts handled by other members of the grants & contracts team have been handled appropriately.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree required, along with 4 years of related experience in sponsored research and/or financial positions, preferably in an academic or medical setting.
Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Successful completion of the RAT (Research Administration Training) Program (18-24 months) is equivalent to three years of relevant experience for this position. If an employee does not successfully complete the program, no additional experience will be applied
Knowledge of accounting and budgeting theory and practices required. Thorough knowledge and understanding of The Johns Hopkins University accounting system and related fiscal offices preferred.
Ability to make independent judgments and to act on decisions on a daily basis.
Ability to work with flexibility on several tasks simultaneously and to meet various concurrent deadlines.
Thorough knowledge of external Federal guidelines/procedures for grants and contracts, including NIH, NSF, DOD and NASA
Classified Title: Sr. Grants & Contracts Analyst Working Title: Sr. Grants & Contracts Analyst Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD Starting Salary Range: $59,280 - $81,435; commensurate with experience. Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:00am- 4:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 60008428-SOM Admin Finance Research Services Personnel area: School of Medicine
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