The Biology Department is seeking a Sr Grants & Contracts Analyst who will provide dedicated. Professional level sponsored funds management for more than 80% of time with specific responsibility for pre-award and post-award functions that includes, but may not be limited to, proposal preparation, submission, budget development, account maintenance and oversight, billing/invoicing, reporting, compliance, and closeout. Works independently on a variety of grants/contracts that range from simple to highly complex. While this role may assist with some aspects of non-sponsored funds, the primary goal of this position is to ensure timely, effective and efficient functioning of sponsored funding.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Partner with and act as final point of contact with departmental faculty and/or budgetary staff and the Office of Research Administration (ORA, i.e., JHURA or Divisional Office) toward the planning and development of application submissions to various federal offices, private agencies/foundations and commercial companies.
Understand and utilize institutional policies for pre-award grant process and sponsor guidelines.
Review all sponsored project proposals for assigned faculty prior to them being forwarded to the Grants & Contracts Manager and ORA for signature. Review involves accuracy, content, and adherence to all relevant guidelines.
Responsible for the timely preparation of proposal budget for Principle Investigator Review.
Provide instruction, preparation assistance and support related to grant application procedures.
Serve as liaison between research units, central offices and funding agencies.
Review budgets and related justification for appropriateness and completeness of content.
Provide groundwork for subcontract negotiations.
Ensure compliance in all other areas related to grant and contract management, including documents, conflicts of interest, etc. sponsoring organization guidelines, internal protocols, accurate protocol information within grant documents, conflicts of interest, etc.
Manage all assigned grant submissions to ensure timeliness and accuracy.
Maintain ongoing updates and communications related to current grants and contracts. This includes regular auditing and reporting to principal investigators on financial status of grants, contracts and discretionary accounts. Also provide relevant updates and reports to departmental leadership, as needed.
Manage related post-award processes, including award setup, review, account setup verification, and ensuring that staff is setup appropriately.
Ensure that post-award responsibilities are completed, including budget distribution, account reconciliation, e-form setup, effort reporting, cost transfers, paying invoices and paperwork finalization related to subcontract setup.
Oversee and direct all aspects of complex award management activities and provide oversight to other employees, including monitoring and managing accounts, audits, and evaluations and reporting.
Provide information and direct assistance required to complete contract and grant closeouts, as needed. Ensure that all closeouts handled by other members of the grants & contracts team have been handled appropriately.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of accounting and budgeting theory and practices required. Thorough knowledge and understanding of The Johns Hopkins University accounting system and related fiscal offices preferred.
Ability to make independent judgments and to act on decisions on a daily basis.
Ability to work with flexibility on several tasks simultaneously and to meet various concurrent deadlines.
Thorough knowledge of external Federal guidelines/procedures for grants and contracts, including NIH, NSF, DOD and NASA.
Four years of related experience in sponsored research and/or financial positions, preferably in an academic or medical setting.
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.
Successful completion of the Research Administration Training Program (13-15 months) is equivalent to two years of relevant experience for this position. If an employee does not successfully complete the program, no additional experience will be applied.
Classified Title: Sr. Grants & Contracts Analyst Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD Starting Salary Range: $61,070-$83,900-106,710 Annually (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Hybrid/Homewood Campus Department name: Biology Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences
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Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
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