The Grants Manager will manage fiscal and administrative oversight of the College of Dental Medicine's sponsored research activity.
Oversee preparation of sponsored projects proposal submissions, provide Principal Investigators with guidance and administrative support in the submission process;
Work with the University central departments including Sponsored Projects Administration to ensure that submissions are accurate, complete, up-to-date, timely and comply with the University and College of Dental Medicine policies and procedures;
Serve as the primary point of contact for assigned projects;
Initiate and coordinate contract and budget negotiation for private grants and clinical trials
Prepare budgets, cost/benefit (profit/loss) analysis and evaluate potential business risk of proposed submissions
Provide guidance on compliance matters as they relate to proposals for submission
Set up awards, budgets, prepare payroll allocations and update them as needed
Prepare quarterly/annual budget updates
Prepare financial reports and regularly review them with Principal Investigators
Prepare quarterly grant attestations
Provide Principal Investigators with financial forecasts of their projects
Monitor revenue receipts and timely billing
Monitor ongoing business risk and compliance
Prepare and submit requests, including re-budgeting or extension requests, to sponsors
Resolve contractual issues/problems/disputes arising from assigned projects
Advise and assist Principal Investigators with setting appropriate administrative processes and staff training for their awards (such as Study Manager for Clinical Trials)
Provide Principal Investigators and project key personnel with guidance on purchasing policies and best practices
Analyze and oversee expenses
Create purchasing requisitions
Prepare and submit financial reconciliation report at close-out
Assist Principal Investigators with final report submission
Proactively maintain up-to-date information on current and changing sponsor regulations, policies, and procedures; interpret and provide guidance on award terms and conditions
Act as Secondary Effort Coordinator
assist Principal Investigators with annual Effort Reporting
Ensure complete, timely and orderly documentation of all financial and key non-financial information pertaining to assigned projects
Assist with all ARC and HR transactions related to sponsored research as needed
Work collaboratively with other CDM and University units
Perform other administrative and financial duties as needed
Bachelor's degree or equivalent and at least four years of relevant financial, administrative and sponsored projects management experience in an academic medical center or higher education required.
Knowledge of University systems (Rascal, Info-Ed, ARC) is preferred.
Must have strong computer skills with an emphasis on developing complex spreadsheets.
Excellent oral/written communication, interpersonal organization, problem solving and detail-oriented skill required.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 500141
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