Grant Program Manager Biostatistics

Location
Houston, Texas
Salary
Competitive
Posted
October 26 2021
Ref
144394
Discipline
Health Sciences
Organization Type
Healthcare/Hospital
The primary purpose of the Grant Program Manager is to provide comprehensive grant management for a large basic science department. The Grant Program Manager assists the Department Administrator with pre- and post-award administration, effort reporting, and financial reporting.

Key Functions

1. Administrative Grant Support: Spends the majority of time supporting grant related function in compliance with all institutional, governmental and/or grant policies or guidelines; screens calls and receives/directs visitors. Uses independent judgment and complex analysis to gather facts and determine appropriate solutions generally based on past experience and department practice. Processes confidential paperwork and maintains various records.

* Develops and reviews grants for accuracy and compliance prior to submission to Office of Sponsored Programs. Reads Funding Opportunity Announcements and advises PI of specific grant requirements. Assists with proposal process including entering data into internal COEUS system, as well as any agency systems.

* Works with administrative assistants to ensure biosketches and "other support" documentation as well as grant related information in the Faculty Information system is current and accurate. Assists with Just-In-Time processing including advising the PI of protocol requirements needed for compliance. Aids in the preparation and review of the protocols. Monitors current and pending proposal status for the department

* Meets with new faculty to determine their research needs for grant support. Works with the institutional offices and the granting agencies to process the transfers of existing grants from other institutions.

​​​​​​​* Shares knowledge throughout the department on major sponsor requirements to increase probability of success in receiving awards from funding sources such as NIH, NSF, DOD, etc.

* ​​​​​​​Communicates with internal grant processing departments as well as granting agencies regarding grant preparation/submission, including sub-contracts, core grants, etc. Communicates with personnel in other departments and at other institutes regarding deadlines, budgets and other requirements for multi-investigator grants.

​​​​​​​* Reviews the awards for restrictions and special conditions and relays information to the award recipient. Reviews and approves grant expenditures for allowability and appropriateness and ensures adherence with institution, state, local, and federal regulations.

​​​​​​​* Monitors and reconciles all grant activity. May monitor and reconcile non-grant activity.

​​​​​​​* In conjunction with the Department Administrator and faculty, develops forecasting models to monitor current funding and to determine future funding needs, as well as strategies to avoid over and under spending of grant monies. Assists Department Administrator with review of effort reports and works with faculty regarding any issues. Assists Department Administrator with preparation of departmental financial reports.

* ​​​​​​​Maintains a high-level of professionalism and handles highly confidential information.

​​​​​​​* Assists with creating departmental policies and procedures in accordance with audit recommendations as well as sponsor and institutional requirements.

2. Performs other duties as assigned.

Core Competencies
  • IC - Analytical Thinking:
    • Gather relevant information systematically;
    • Break down problems into simple components; and
    • Make sound decisions.
  • IC - Build Relationships:
    • Initiate, develop, and manage relationships and networks; and
    • Show sincere interest in others and their concerns.
  • IC - Innovative Thinking:
    • Approach problems with curiosity and open-mindedness; and
    • Offer new ideas, solutions and/or options.
  • IC - Technical/Functional expertise
    • Demonstrate technical proficiency required to do the job
    • Possess up to date knowledge in the profession
    • Provide technical expertise to others
  • IC - Strategic Thinking:
    • Define strategic goals and issues clearly
    • Apply broad knowledge and experience when addressing strategic issues
    • Foresee obstacles and opportunities relating to change or improvement
  • IC - Develop Oneself
    • Pursue learning and self-development
    • Actively seek feedback
    • Transfer learning into next steps
  • IC - Business Acumen:
    • Understand the impact of the job within the institution
    • Have and use cross-functional knowledge to understand interdepartmental connections


Working Conditions

This position requires :

Yes

No

Working in Office Environment

X

Working in Patient Care Unit (e.g. Nursing unit; outpatient clinic)

X

Exposure to human/animal blood, body fluids, or tissues

X

Exposure to harmful chemicals

X

Exposure to radiation

X

Exposure to animals

X

Physical Demands

Indicate the time required to do each of the following physical demands:

Time Spent

Never

0%

Occasionally

1-33%

Frequently

34-66%

Continuously

67-100%

Standing

X

Walking

X

Sitting

X

Reaching

X

Lifting/Carrying

Up to 10 lbs

X

10lbs to 50 lbs

X

More than 50 lbs

X

Pushing/Pulling

Up to 10 lbs

X

10lbs to 50 lbs

X

More than 50 lbs

X

Use computer/keyboard

X

EDUCATION:
Required: Bachelor's degree.

EXPERIENCE:
Required: 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.

Preferred: Basic science lab/administrative experience. Research financial (budgets) experience.

OTHER:
Required: Must pass pre-employment skills test as required and administered by Human Resources.

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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