The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), School of Pharmacy- Pharmaceutical Health Services Research (PHSR) Department is currently seeking a Pre-Award Grants Manager (Research Coordinator). This position will assist faculty with pre-award activities, which includes preparing grant applications, budgets, and other required documentation for submission using the campus and sponsor's electronic systems. This Research Coordinator will also track and route corporate-sponsored contracts and modifications, Confidential Data Agreements (CDAs), and Data Use Agreements (DUA). The Research Coordinator's primary goal is to ensure timely, effective, and efficient submission of federal, state, and corporate sponsored proposals and grant applications, as well as other duties as assigned.
Established in 1841, the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is the fourth oldest school of pharmacy in the United States. As a leader in pharmacy education, scientific discovery, patient care, and community engagement, the School conducts cutting edge research and engages in a wide variety of professional practice activities to improve the health and well-being of citizens in the state of Maryland and beyond.
UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 3 personal days, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Assist with preparing grant applications and contract proposals, including initiating sub-awards requests, submitting sub-award requisitions, and maintaining documentation of all proposals processed through the PHSR Business Office.
Coordinate and conduct activities necessary for routing and submitting grant proposals, including developing budgets with the Principal Investigator (PI), obtaining documents necessary from consultants and subcontractors, and establishing project-specific files for each proposal. Prepare budget justifications/allocations in collaboration with investigators for sponsored funding proposals; use appropriate cost rates, such as indirect and benefit rates for proposed budgets; review budget justification to ensure it relates to proposal budgeted dollars. Ensure all submissions meet the required terms and specified deadlines.
Confirm that submissions adhere to all stated campus and sponsored organizational guidelines. Advise faculty on level of effort and potential compliance issues. Review and interpret sponsored program announcements and notices that may affect the specifications for grant submission; and compose a list of all material and other essential information required (i.e. target dates and times, formatting, page and budget limits, and eligibility details).
Ensure that all applicable institutional rates are applied; indirect, fringe benefits and required cost sharing.
Assist investigators with final review of the application to ensure that all proposals are administratively complete finalized into a flawless form before submission.
Update and ensure that all documentation for current and pending grants activity up to date and ready to submit in a timely fashion, if needed.
Prepare and submit no-cost extensions.
Advise faculty of potential funding opportunities, internal or external to the campus.
Track proposals and other documentation through signature/approval processes.
Assist with coordinating progress report submissions, grant closeouts, invention reports, financial status reports, and specific documents related to training grants. i.e. statement of appointments, payback agreements, and terminations.
Conduct assigned account reconciliations
Review monthly pro-card logs for all outstanding procurement cards.
Advise the Business Administrator, Vice Chair of Research, and Chair on matters related to grant routing.
Perform other duties as assigned