Grants Coordinator

Pennsylvania United States
18 Sep 2018
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18 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.

The Grants Coordinator in the Department of Neurology will provide pre and post award research and financial administration support for individual investigators and grant manager staff within department. Responsibilities include preparing all grant reports for grant manager review and distribution, proposal preparation, budget development, subcontract setup and monitoring, transaction approval and monitoring, reporting, and business services for research investigators.

Grants Coordinator A will work on primarily R01, R21 and K type grants with supervision of senior staff members. Gain knowledge and skills to function as a resource for sponsored program guidelines, policies and procedures from current Grant Managers.

Grants Coordinator B will independently work on R01, R21 and K type grants as well as negotiate budgets with pharmaceutical companies and industry . Act as liaison with School of Medicine administration, Research Services and Penn Center for Innovation.

This position reports to the senior administrator within department and has a dotted reporting line to the PSOM Office of Research Support Services.

Grants Coordinator A – The minimum of an Associate’s Degree and 2 to 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Grants Coordinator B – The minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and 2 to 4 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. The Grants Coordinator B will be expected to have a financial background and prior experience with Grant accounting and the ability to work more independently.

Strong skills in spreadsheet, database, and word processing software are required. Experience with PennERA, BEN Financials, Pennworks and Business Objects is strongly preferred. Knowledge of sponsored research guidelines and policies is preferred. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills are required. Ability to work independently, under pressure of deadlines, demonstrates attention to detail and a proactive work style are required.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.