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Grant Program Coordinator - Pediatrics Research

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Mar 23, 2023

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The Grant Program Coordinator will provide support to the process for large-scale grants with the Pediatrics Research team.

  • Supports the administrative planning for large grant initiatives for a department (large grant includes: multi-project, external competitiveness, external communication and internal institutional activities).
  • Provides the appropriate resources, including administrative and financial support for the grant process.
  • Participates in the submission, review, approval, contract negotiation, activation, regulation, tracking and reporting of and submission of grant applications and annual reports, according to institutional and external requirements.
  • Assists in the audit process.
  • Provides assistance in all aspects of large grant awards. Coordinates the internal competitions for developmental or career development funds.
  • Serves as a resource to others who participate in the grant process.

Pre-Award Assists faculty with grant preparation and submission of sponsored projects and other proposal preparation items as needed. Works with administrative staff to ensure biosketches and other support documentation is current and accurate. Tracks proposal status. Responsible for input in CLICK, RCTS, and other systems as necessary per proposal and institutional guidelines.

Post-Award -Provides comprehensive management of sponsored projects and multi-project awards including P01s, R01s, R21s, U54s, T32s, IRGs, cooperative group and private industry agreements. -Reviews and reconciles grant expenditures to ensure adherence with institution, state, local and federal guidelines. Assists with effort reporting and certification process on a quarterly basis. -Responsible for post award reconciliation and other fiscal activities as needed. -Develops and maintains centralized grants and contracts records/filing system including copies of grants and awards (to include tracking grant submissions); policies and procedures affecting the submission, review, approval, contract negotiation, activation, regulation, and reporting of grant applications. -Responsible for submission of request for salary waiver, no cost extensions (NCEs), progress report submissions, and other grant and/or contract related documents. -Responsible for sponsored project (grants and clinical trial agreements); invoicing through PeopleSoft in collaboration with financial analyst.

Effective Communication: Manage communication and negotiate financial and resource support for grants and contracts; serve as department contact with principal investigators within MD Anderson, outside academic institutions, and grantor organizations; and serve as department's expert on grant related matters.

Other duties as assigned.


Required Education: Bachelor's degree.

Preferred Education: Master's degree.

Required Experience: Three years of extensive administrative experience. May substitute required education degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one year basis. With preferred degree, one year of experience required.

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.


The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's 2023 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

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