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The Department of Biostatistics in the School of Public Health has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Research Grants Manager.
The primary role of the Program Operations Analyst is to serve as the grants and contract administration expert for the Department's Center for Biomedical Statistics (CBS) and Genetics Analysis Center (GAC). This individual implements and manages the overall strategic and operating plan for these research programs, which have an approximate annual budget of $14 million and house 12 faculty, 24 research staff, and 14 graduate research associates and post-docs. This position also serves in an advisory role to the faculty, post-doctoral fellows and research staff on regulatory and compliance issues, grants and contracts, and related UW administrative processes.
Provide expertise and overall management for the research program and center by working with Investigators and staff to direct operations and ensure stragegic goals and and externally funded aims are met. Monitor research timeline projections for Investigators and the Administrator and Chair. Determine and advise Investigators on the viability of proposed resource allocation to ensure lack of conflict between funding sources and availability of adequate effort and resource commitments on the part of the Principal Investigators and staff. Ensure grant commitments and contract agreements of the UW and sponsoring agencies are fulfilled in a timely and accurate manner.
Provide overall management of new grant proposal production emerging from the GAC, including preparation of eGC1s and proposal budgets. Review all grant proposals and contracts for accuracy and adherence to Department and University and agency requirements. Mentor new investigators in research funding process. Build new relationships with UW, regional, national, and international partners for fee-for-service activities.
Oversee funding of approximately $14 million annually. Review monthly budget reports and work with Investigators and other Department staff to ensure compliance with proposal activities. Post-award budget management and compliance activities, which include but are not limited to: independently manage the post-award process; employ signature authority on all grants and contracts in the CBS/GAC org code; work with center staff to ensure budgets are monitored and Investigators are provided with detailed monthly financial reports; provide counsel, utilizing multiple financial and record keeping systems to perform analyses of federal and industry budgets; forecast future needs/expenditures and communicate status and progress with center directors and principal investigators; oversee the review of CBS/GAC payroll certifications and BARs/BSRs for compliance and accuracy; maintain materials according to records retention schedules; troubleshoot and oversee preparation of RTEs as necessary; supervise advance budget number process and no-cost extensions.
Directs department Budget/Fiscal Analyst and Fiscal Specialist 1 in processing of travel, purchasing, and reimbursements related to CBS and GAC activities
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Bachelor's Degree in business, finance, accounting, or related field. Experience may substitute for degree field plus four or more years experience in the following:
Preforming pre- and post-award of federal grants with an emphasis on NIH resesarch grants.
Interpreting state, federal, and sponsor-specific policies and advising research faculty and staff.
Performing complex accounting reconciliations and data analyses for the purpose of reporting and forecasting.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
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