Grant Program Manager

Location
Houston, Texas
Salary
Competitive
Posted
March 15 2021
Ref
138427
Discipline
Health Sciences
Organization Type
Healthcare/Hospital
Title

Grant Program Manager

MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public .

SUMMARY

The primary purpose of the Grant Program Manager position is to provide administrative oversight of the grant process for large-scale grants and/or multiple-site grant activities for the Mantle Cell Lymphoma Program of Excellence (PI: Dr. Michael Wang). This position impacts the capability of the program to reach its scientific and administrative goals.

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

KEY FUNCTIONS

1. Administrative planning and oversight for large research grant initiatives in the Mantle Cell Lymphoma Program of Excellence.

- Identify and implement strategies to enhance investigator collaboration and interchange between the basic and clinical scientists.

- Plan and coordinate the internal and external review board activity and ensure that reporting objectives are met.

- Coordinate compliance with all general, governmental, and NCI regulations and requirements.

- Coordinate arrangements for special seminars and programs.

- Coordinate the implementation of a system of internal controls.

- Coordinate the implementation of policies and procedures that ensure effective operations for grant application submissions, reviews, activation, annual reports, etc., within internal and external requirements.

- Serve as a resource to others who participate in the grant process.

2. Preparation of competing and non-competing applications and the submission of grant-related reports to funding agencies, such as NIH, for grants.

- Conduct regular searches of funding resource databases and assist with the identification of funding opportunities that promote internal and external grant participation for faculty.

- Maintain familiarity with NIH forms and requirements. Serve as an expert resource for faculty and staff regarding all application and reporting related issues. Provide ongoing information concerning changes in federal policy, institutional and divisional initiatives, etc., to relevant department staff and grant investigators.

- Provide advice and resource information for long-term strategic planning of research initiatives, including options, directions, funding sources, and feasibility.

- Oversight of the grants team personnel activities as a resource for faculty to identify opportunities for new research initiatives, including those that involve collaborations within M. D. Anderson and extramurally.

- Monitor the NIH and other government websites for new RFAs.

- Identify internal and external granting opportunities and coordinate response, as needed.

- Monitor private funding opportunities and inform faculty and clinical research trainees of relevant programs.

- Assist with developing strategies for securing funding and the application process for that funding. Provide administrative oversight and assistance in the development and evaluation of large, programmatic grants; participate in related advisory boards, strategic planning committees, and program retreats, as requested. Perform project analyses and evaluate resources, outcomes, and obstacles to project completion.

- Establish timelines and ensure prompt submission of necessary materials from co-investigators. Request necessary updates from co-investigators in a timely manner.

- Coordinate the receipt of materials and prepare necessary reports, including annual and semi-annual reports.

- Provide fiscal planning for grant initiatives.

- Oversee the preparation of grant budgets by applying guidelines and procedures established by the department and by adhering to the granting agency's procedures and stipulations.

- Oversight for the management of application preparation, submission, and related reporting for grant and donor funding

- Train and mentor new/junior faculty in identifying appropriate funding opportunities and writing successful grant proposals.

- Serve as an expert resource and advisor for faculty and staff regarding all sponsored research application related issues. Provide ongoing information concerning changes in federal policy, institutional and divisional initiatives, etc., to relevant staff and faculty.

- Establish timelines and ensure prompt submission of necessary materials from co-investigators. Request, review, and edit necessary updates from co-investigators in a timely manner.

- Perform critical review of submitted materials for research funding applications, progress reports, and other related communications. Copy-edit or rewrite as necessary to ensure that the information collected is accurate, reflects the requested information, and is provided in accordance with specified guidelines and policies (institutional, federal, and industry).

- Draft sections of grant and contract applications, reports, summaries, and related communications, as requested by the PI.

- Proof-read and copy edit submitted materials. Utilize technical writing ability to assist in writing grant applications and reports.

- Coordinate and/or prepare all grant application materials, including but not limited to: Performance Sites, Budgets, Budget Justification, Biographical Sketches, Other Support, Resources, and all components of the Research Plan for all investigators. Ensure that application materials are accurate and consistent with department and institutional standards.

- Coordinate and assist with the accurate preparation of all grant forms and appendices.

- Serve as a primary contact for the Office of Sponsored Research/Office of Research Administration concerning policy changes and the resolution of grant submission issues.

- Coordinate the distribution of application copies and other materials as needed in a timely manner.

- Ensure that the information collected is accurate, reflects the requested information, and is provided in accordance with specified guidelines.

3. Planning and coordination of day-to-day grant operations

- Serve as a primary contact for Office of Sponsored Programs and Grants and Contracts Accounting concerning policy changes and the resolution of active grant related issues.

- Coordinate all grant-related meeting presentations and handouts. The appearance of project and core presentations should be based on a common template, so that the final product is a reflection of the close interaction among the investigators and other grant personnel.

- Provide oversight of the tracking, reporting, and evaluations (internal and external) of research activities.

- Manage the post-award funds and fund allocation across multiple grant projects/components and report appropriately.

- Research and propose solutions to grant-related problems.

- Prepare annual reports, as required, for grant/foundation funds

- Compose grant-related correspondence as necessary and route appropriately.

- Present and/or assist in the preparation of presentations related to ICT grants or related topics.

- Act as an information resource to investigators and staff.

- Oversee research related compliance activities.

- Direct preparation of final Progress Reports and manage the overall grant close-out process.

- Manage the preparation and reconciliation of grants

- Oversee the appropriate salary allocations on all funded grants

- Ensure that funds from federal grants are expended appropriately and timely.

Manage the submission of accurate and timely reports for federal grants to assure budget continuation.

- Provide assistance to faculty regarding expenditure of funds available to them through counseling and/or dissemination of information and guidelines of the various sponsoring agencies.

- Search for funding opportunities and write grant applications for the fellowship program.

- Coordinate grant activities with project and core principal investigators, and report status to Dr. Wang.

- Research and propose solutions to grant-related problems.

- Compose grant-related correspondence as necessary and route appropriately.

- Notify the NCI Grants Specialist and MD Anderson Grants and Contracts Accounting of changes to percent of effort for investigators and changes of Principal Investigators and Core Leaders.

- Maintain detailed, up-to-date files.

- Act as an information resource to investigators and staff.

4. Assist with other MCL program activities

- Assist as necessary with activities related to the MCL team grant activities. This may include preparation of presentation materials (posters and PowerPoint slides), coordinating teleconferences,

creation and maintenance of tracking databases, spreadsheets and manuscript preparation.

- Conduct literature searches.

- Special projects, as assigned.

Bachelor's degree.Two years of grant management experience such as grant writing, grant submission and financial administration and one year of lead or supervisory experience. May substitute required education degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one year basis. Successful completion of the LEADing Self Accelerate program may substitute for one year of required supervisory or management experience. It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

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