Reporting to the MCC Research Development Manager, the Research Grant Coordinator will be responsible for submitting a large and growing volume of multi-project, multi-investigator and standard research grant proposals and progress reports, coordinating areas of the annual Cancer Research Symposium, Seminar Series and other research engagement events.
65% Prepare and Submit grant proposals, including multi-institutional, interdisciplinary, multi investigator and multi-project grant proposals.
Prepare and submit Program Project Grant (PPG)/U54/U2C/etc proposals to the National Institutes of Health, for MCC-supported faculty
Prepare and submit standard grant proposals for MCC-supported faculty to numerous funding agencies including, but not limited to, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Defense (DOD), ACS (American Cancer Society), Komen Foundation, Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA), Jimmy V Foundation.
Act as the central liaison to coordinate grant submissions with faculty collaborators, support staff across multiple institutions, and University of Minnesota Sponsored Projects Administration.
Partner with the MCC faculty to review the requirements of the particular funding opportunity, prepare the budget for, compile the components of, and submit grant applications for sponsored research. Using independent judgement to meet requirements and deadlines.
Design and set proactive and methodical workflow timelines to meet internal University and funding agency submission deadlines. Manage multiple grant submissions with fixed deadlines, often overlapping, reprioritizing tasks as needed to meet all deadlines.
Manage issues that arise from the sponsor, the investigator or other institutions prior to award, including the preparation of timely materials, creating current, pending and completed support documents, protocol approval and training records.
Possess intimate knowledge of online applications for grant submission, attending applicable training sessions to expand expertise and leverage updated tools for increased efficiency.
Stay abreast of University or granting agency policy changes, ensuring proposals follow the most current application guidelines and instructions.
25% Prepare and Submit grant progress reports, including multi-institutional, interdisciplinary, multi-investigator and multi-project grant progress reports
Coordinate scientific and budgetary reporting for semi-annual and annual progress reports.
Maintain a calendar of progress reports that are due, for timely submission ensuring institutional compliance and the distribution of agency funding in the ensuing budgetary period for research to continue.
Act as the central liaison with accounting/finance staff, PIs, and staff and administrators across all institutions, departments and centers involved.
Design and set proactive and methodical workflow timelines for multiple institutions to meet internal University and funding agency submission deadlines for deliverables, ensuring submission schedule is maintained and agency deadlines are met, addressing any delays, updating summary support documents, protocol approvals and training records.
Advise on and ensure compliance with award conditions, specifically: protocol approvals (IRB, IACUC, IBC); publication compliance (NIH Public Access Policy), other rules as required.
10% Contribute as a Team Member in Other General Duties for the Research Development Office.
Provide support for research engagement activities such as the annual Cancer Research Symposium and the MCC Seminar Series. Seminars occur weekly during the academic year.
Coordinate support for new programs and projects.
Participating in the planning, coordination, and execution of administrative processes and systems that provide quality control and operational efficiency.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
REQUIRED Qualifications: - BA/BS plus at least 4 years of experience or a combination of related education and work experience to equal eight years - Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office (including Excel, PowerPoint and Word)
- Experience working effectively as a team member in a fast-paced, complex environment with multiple deadlines and shifting priorities
- Demonstrated ability for discretion with confidential or sensitive information - Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects with fixed deadlines and to re-prioritize tasks as needed to successfully meet all deadlines - Demonstrated ability to work independently with a high level of accountability and follow-through
- 2-3 years of pre-award grants experience
- Experience with NIH, DOD and/or ACS research grants
- Experience working in a higher education institution
- Strong interpersonal skills; proficiency in grammar, punctuation, and spelling
- Excellent demonstrated written/verbal communication skills - Well organized, detail orientated, and an efficient manager of competing priorities
- Ability to creatively and critically address challenges
Internal Number: 339166
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