Grants and Contracts Analyst

Maryland, United States
26 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PC 
Starting Salary Range: $50,200-$69,089
Employee group: Full-Time 
Schedule: Working 37.5 hours per week; Monday-Friday 8:30-5pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: 10002809-SOM DOM General Internal Medicine 
Personnel area: School of Medicine

General Summary/ Purpose:

This position will coordinate all activities related to sponsored project submissions for the Division of General Internal Medicine. This position is supervised by the Grants & Contracts Manager with a reporting relationship to the Division Administrator to ensure smooth and efficient functioning for the department as a unit. This position will prepare and review grant and contract proposals, and provide guidance in the interpretation and implications of applicable grant terms and conditions. The position will work with the Office of Sponsored Projects in the Department of Medicine, the Office of Research Administration (ORA) at the School of Medicine, the Department Finance Office and external funding agencies to process grant and contract applications

The position is responsible for the management of post-award activities including the allocation of budgets, ensuring funds are expended correctly according to university and grant guidelines, processing journal entries and cost transfers as needed, reconciling reports and financial data, and managing the closeout and Financial Status Reporting process. This position will work directly with project PIs, Co-Is and administrative staff to insure effective, accurate and timely grant proposal development, budget allocation, project initiation, and maintenance and reporting of all financial activity.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Develops and prepare financial reports for forecasting and results analysis for selected faculty and the Department of Medicine.
  • Advises faculty and staff on changes in sponsored research policies.
  • Submits and coordinate submission of grant proposals ensuring that all applicable direct and indirect cost rates have been applied.
  • Confirms that anticipated promotions and other increases are calculated into the cost of project.
  • Prepares and assist in the development of budget justifications to ensure their relationship to the budgeted dollars.
  • Responsible for account reconciliation process for selected faculty (i.e. prepare detailed budget reports on a monthly basis to review accounts, etc).
  • Ensures compliance with university and/or agency regulations and restrictions (i.e., NIH regulation, JHU IRB compliance, ERS, other support, etc).
  • Assists in the tracking of proposals and other sponsored research documentation through the signature/approval processes.
  • Responsible for coordination of large grant proposals, reviewing and approving all sponsored budgets, budget justifications, and other required administrative data.
  • Verifies compliance with sponsoring organizations’ guidelines, as well as with relevant University policies and procedures. Assist Principal Investigators in completion of required information.
  • Verifies faculty compliance with institutional IRB, ERS, etc. Coordinate submission of large grant proposals ensuring that all applicable direct and indirect cost rates have been applied.
  • Responsible for tracking proposals and other documentation through signature/approval processes.
  • Assist with compliance issues for sponsored research (i.e. cost transfers and effort reporting). Prepare and review various paper and electronic forms such as journal vouchers, payroll, check deposits, and purchase orders. Prepare and review electronic budgets, budget changes, and expenditure transfer

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required.
  • Two years progressively responsible experience in a related administrative/financial position, preferably in an academic or medical setting required.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of accounting and budgeting theory and practices.  Thorough knowledge and understanding of the Johns Hopkins University accounting system and its related fiscal offices. 
  • Ability to make independent judgments and to act on decisions on a daily basis.  Ability to work for long periods of time without direction.
  • Ability to prioritize own work and work of staff as needed.  Ability to work with flexibility on several tasks simultaneously and to meet concurrent deadlines.
  • Very strong organizational skills, analytical and problem solving abilities, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.  Ability to effectively interact with all levels of University employees as well as outside contacts.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the Johns Hopkins University accounting system and related fiscal offices. Specific knowledge of the operation of the Division and Department preferred.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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