Grants Manager A

Pennsylvania United States
12 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
12 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.

Manage post-award activities including account setup, monitoring and review of all charges to sponsored projects, reconciliation of accounts, sub award management, and preparation of monthly financial reports for grant accounts. Meet regularly with Principal Investigators to discuss and advise on financial and other administrative issues related to their research budgets. Maintain salary grids and work with payroll coordinator to ensure faculty and staff are paid correctly. Ensure full compliance with all regulations and sponsor guidelines. Prepare and budget entries and journal entries and ad-hoc reports as needed. Work on the more complicated grants including training grants and program project with multiple sub-contracts. Act as a back-up for pre-award. In addition to the direct reporting line to the Manager in Anesthesia, this position has a dotted reporting line to the PSOM Office of Research Support Services.

Bachelor’s degree and 3 to 5 years pre- and post- award experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, required. The candidate will possess strong organizational, data management, documentation skills, and is attentive to detail. Must be able to multi-task and prioritize.

Experience with NIH and other federal granting agencies is required. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel is required and familiarity with UPENN sponsored research policies and related financial systems is preferred.

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.