The Immunology department at MD Anderson Cancer Center seeks to determine the fundamental cellular and molecular mechanisms of a wide range of processes by which the body recognizes and eliminates pathogens and use these findings to unleash the patient's own immune system against previously treatment-resistant cancers. Treating the immune system rather than the cancer itself, the therapeutics developed are applicable to many cancers.KEY FUNCTIONSCoordinate Grant Submission Activity
- Provide overall administrative support for departmental grants.
- Maintain and refine individual skills and competencies to ensure effective and efficient support of grants and related projects.
- Utilize institutional resources to maintain knowledge of current issues/events, improve individual skills and competencies, and assist other staff in a team environment.
- Maintain knowledge of current grant projects.
- Responsible for electronic grant preparation requiring keen understanding of grants process (institutional requirements and procedures, NIH/other guidelines, submission requirements), to ensure successful on-line or paper submission, compliance, and deadlines.
- This individual will assist faculty with grant proposal preparation as needed including, preparation of budgets (pre- and post-award), and grant submission, review and routing by both internal and external deadlines.
- Assists the Admin Dir, Research Program in post-award activities, such as tracking contracts/agreements; following contracted requirements that result from funded grants; submitting required progress reports and/or competing renewal applications; assembling, completing and routing required documents for institutional compliance.
- Responsible for accurate and timely communication among Admin Dir, Research Program, PI, investigators, faculty and staff.
- Work with administrative assistants to ensure the biographical sketches and other support documentation is current and accurate.
- Tracks proposal status with other departments such as Sponsored Programs and Research Administration.
- Stays up to date on current federal, state and institutional grant guidelines.
- Clear verbal and written communication skills are required.
- Extensive email and communication/computer interface.
- Maintain active and accurate filing system available to related faculty/staff.
- Maintain flexibility to be able to respond to staff demand.
- Display effective use of time and effectively prioritize work assignments to meet frequently competitive deadlines.
- Produce error-free technical progress reports and meeting/event support materials; maintaining meeting schedules and grant calendar.
- Assist/interact with Department of Immunology faculty and staff, and various institutional departments and services.
- When required, will assist in the audit process by providing reports regarding grant activity and financial projections to the Admin Dir, Research Program and Department as requested.
Ad Hoc Support
- Back-up for personnel effort reporting activities.
- May help coordinate special activities such as employee recognition events, group training activities and other programs as assigned.
- Other duties as assigned.
Required: Bachelor's degree.Experience
Required: Three years of extensive administrative experience. May substitute required education degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one year basis.
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