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The Michigan Center for Translational Pathology seeks an energetic, positive, and forward-thinking individual with significant experience and technical competence to serve as a Research Process Coordinator. The perfect candidate for this position would actively seek to engage with the director and administrator in the visioning, planning and implementation of a best practice support function for Michigan Prostate SPORE.
The SPORE (Specialized Programs of Research Excellence) is a grant mechanism that is unique to the National Cancer Institute, and is a multi-project, multi-department and multi-institution award that is focused on collaborative, interdisciplinary translational cancer research. SPORE grants include projects and investigators across the spectrum of basic to clinical research with the ultimate goal of developing new and diverse approaches to the prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of human cancers and elimination of cancer disparities. The multiple principal investigators of this award and the administrative lead are expected to work closely with NCI program and administrative personnel to negotiate and manage complex issues and relationships as they arise.
Manage pre-award grant and contract proposals for the Michigan Prostate SPORE.
Serve as the primary contact for faculty in the development, preparation and submission of grant and contract proposals. This includes developing budgets, preparing ePAFs, advising faculty on departmental policies and procedures, coordinating subcontractors and correspondence with sponsors.
Interpret regulations and guidelines of multiple programs funding with complex and broad guidelines for spending.
Work with the Contracts Office to negotiate sub-agreements.
Coordinate sponsor and funding searches and assists in orienting new faculty to grant seeking activities.
Perform all post award activities for the Michigan Prostate SPORE.
Coordinate re-allocation of awarded funds, appointing and tracking personnel to appropriate projects, setting up budgets in the financial system and coordinating the preparation of sponsor reports and ensuring that all applications meet agency and university guidelines and deadlines.
Reconcile all sponsored project account.
Responsible for post-award accounting of several complex grants and contracts.
Supervise the processing of invoices and day-to-day monitoring of budgets.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in Business, Public Administration or Research Administration or related field with 2-5 years of progressively responsible experience in pre- and post-award sponsored project administration. • Ability to work independently and exercise initiative. • Excellent communication skills. • Significant experience providing pre- and post-award support to sponsored projects at a high level. • Proficient in MS office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). • Knowledge of restricted fund accounting principles, procedures and standards.
• 5 or more years of relevant experience. • Experience providing NIH budgeting and proposal submission and pre-award support. • Knowledge and capability with complex elements in proposals including NIH caps, cost sharing, the inclusion of animal research activities, and subcontract and/or sub-project distribution and allocation. • Experience with post-award actions for sponsored projects, with preference for significant experience in NIH including monitoring faculty effort commitments, carry-forward balances, extensions, budget reallocations, preparation of status reports such as RPPRs and experience with other required administrative post-award actions as needed. • Familiarity and proficiency with UM datasets including Research, Finance, HR, and Financial Aid, with capability and technical skill in building reports using appropriate query and reporting tools such as Business Objects. Engage with other university experts in building fluency in report development using available data sets and business tools. Engage in research administrative service and professional development within and beyond the department. • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills. • Knowledge of grant funding policies and procedures and applicable local, state, federal and University regulations. • Demonstrated project management and organizational skills with a strong attention to detail. • Ability to generate, analyze and clearly present organized and accurate data to any level within the organization. • Knowledge of policies and procedures, specifically related to sponsored projects and financial systems; familiarity with ORSP, UMOR, FINOPS, Business Objects, Wolverine Access reporting tools including HR and Financial tools, faculty appointments and subcontracts. • Proficiency with MReports, eResearch and grants.gov and ASSIST. • Experience with clinical research.
MCTP employs genomic, proteomic, and bioinformatic approaches on clinical bio-specimens to identify novel cancer biomarkers and therapeutic targets. The mission of the Center is to facilitate the discovery, validation, and implementation of candidate target genes/proteins in cancer diagnosis, prognosis, and therapy. The Center employs a multi-disciplinary approach, engaging talent from diverse disciplines ranging from medicine, pathology, bioinformatics, biostatistics, engineering, cytogenetics, and molecular therapeutics.
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