Grants Coordinator B

Pennsylvania United States
20 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

University Overview

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.

School/Center Overview

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 Administrator will oversee the non-clinical administrative and financial activities of the GBM Translational Center of Excellence (TCE) in the Abramson Cancer Center. Given that the GBM TCE spans over 7 different departments and more than 10 different research groups, a dedicated position is required to coordinate the efforts. The PM/GA will serve as the central node for the TCE, encompassing financial and administrative responsibilities.

Grant specific responsibilities will include preparation of non-scientific content for grant submission, managing required supplementary documentation for grant submission, and budget generation. Financial responsibilities will include grant money receipt and dispersal to the participating groups in the TCE. The applicant will track supply costs and effort costs. Additionally, this position will provide administrative support to several faculty in the GBM TCE, including processing lab supply orders and travel reimbursements. This position has a dotted reporting line to the PSOM Office of Research Support Services.


A Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years to 4 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Master’s degree a plus.

Affirmative Action Statement

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.