Grants Manager

Pennsylvania, United States
14 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
14 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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.

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 Manager in the Department of Neurology will provide pre-and post-award research and financial administration support for individual investigators within department. Responsibilities include proposal preparation, budget development, subcontract setup and monitoring, transaction approval and monitoring, reporting, and business services for research investigators. Function as resource for sponsored program guidelines, policies and procedures. Act as liaison with School of Medicine administration, Research Services and Penn Center for Innovation. Reports to the Administration and Financial Officer within department and has a dotted reporting line to the PSOM Office of Research Support Services.

In addition to the above the Grants Manager B will have independent responsibility for T32, U01, P30 grants and will negotiate budgets with pharmaceutical companies and industry.


A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or other business field and 3 to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Experience in general accounting practices is required. Strong excel skills are required. Experience with PennERA, BEN Financials, Pennworks, Business Objects, and University guidelines/policy is strongly preferred. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills are required. Ability to work independently, under pressure of deadlines, and ability to demonstrate attention to detail and a proactive work style are required.

Grants Manager B will have a minimum of 5 years of progressive experience working with sponsored research including NIH grants and pharmaceutical clinical trials as well as the above qualifications.

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.

Special Requirements    

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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