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The Office of Research and Project Administration (ORPA) is responsible for a broad range of activities related to research funding and project administration, including the management of institutional and external research funds and the development and submission funding proposals. ORPA is currently seeking a Manager, Grants & Contracts to lead a team of pre-award grants management specialists (GMSs) to ensure the most professional, organized, efficient and appropriate management of MSK grants and contracts in an environment that encourages staff development, process improvement, and provision of the highest quality support.
Reporting to the Director, Grants & Contracts, as the Manager, Grants & Contracts, you will:
Hold a leadership role on the ORPA management team, leading and managing high-level projects, generating team resources and developing staff.
Provide operational guidance to the GMSs to ensure and facilitate efficient and effective daily operations of the Grants & Contracts Unit.
Lead recruitment efforts for new team members and make recommendations for hire. Orient, train and evaluate staff performance.
Obtain, analyze and communicate data necessary for fulfilling unit, department or institutional needs. Monitor unit-specific key performance indicators and metrics. Make recommendations to the Director regarding departmental operations based on analysis of information.
Lead and assist with projects and administrative initiatives as assigned by the Director and Vice President. Partner with departmental (ORPA/RTM) colleagues, faculty, administrative and clinical management staff to plan and implement new department-wide and divisional, or institutional, programmatic initiatives. Initiate and manage projects; seek guidance from and provide progress reports to the Director, and Vice President.
A Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s preferred).
Five years of research administration experience.
Two years of supervisory experience.
The ability to develop, facilitate, and orchestrate effective communication with all members of the Center; responsible for writing, preparing, and educating staff on grants and contracting procedures and processes.
Solid experience interacting with all levels of staff including clinical/research staff (investigators, etc), administration, research and clerical support staff, and institutional leaders.
The ability to apply broad technical and professional knowledge, and significant job-related experience to function as an internal consultant and assume managerial responsibility in a specialized functional unit of the organization.
Experience with the development and submission of governmental research grant applications, preferably to the National Institutes of Health.
Certified Research Administrator (CRA) or Certified Pre-Award Research Administrator (CPRA) preferred.
MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.
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As one of the world's premier cancer centers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, a...nd superb educational programs. The close collaboration between our physicians and scientists is one of our unique strengths, enabling us to provide patients with the best care available today as we work to discover more effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future. Our education programs train future physicians and scientists, and the knowledge and experience they gain at Memorial Sloan-Kettering has an impact on cancer treatment and the biomedical research agenda around the world.