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Job Req ID:  107153

Grants & Contracts Analyst

The Pathology Department is seeking a remote Grants & Contracts Analyst who will provide dedicated professional pre-award management for more than 80% of their time with specific responsibility for pre-award and post-award functions that include, but may not be limited to: proposal preparation, budget development, account maintenance and oversight, billing/invoicing, reporting, and closeout. The primary goal of this position is to support the timely, effective and efficient functioning of sponsored proposal preparation.


Will work independently the majority of the time, in partnership with assigned Principal Investigators (PI) and/or senior/management level grants & contract professionals on increasingly more complex grants/contracts. Will provide standard professional administrative level guidance on protocols, regulations and guidelines to PI and other scientific/research professionals within the department. May interact with external research/administrative professionals. Independently reviews and processes proposals, verifies budgets and expenditures to ensure compliance with university and/or agency regulations and restrictions. Uses various software applications, such as COEUS, spreadsheets, relational databases, statistical packages, and graphics packages to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or reports.


This role functions at an intermediate level, with responsibility for independent management of simple to moderately complex grants/contracts, including those from NIH, ACS, DOD and other biomedical and foundation sources. These grants, contracts and awards may involve detailed budgets, subawards and Pharmaceutical company clinical trials.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities


Grants & Contracts

  • Understand and utilize institutional policies for pre-award grant process and sponsor guidelines.
  • Review all sponsored project proposals for assigned grants of moderate complexity, prior to them being forwarded to the Grants & Contracts Manager and ORA for signature. Review involves accuracy, content, adherence to all relevant guidelines.
  • Provide instruction, preparation assistance and support related to grant application procedures, at the direction of the Sr. Financial Manager.
  • Serve as liaison between research units, central offices and funding agencies for grants of moderate complexity.
  • Develop and review budgets and related justification for appropriateness and completeness of content. Ensures that all applicable and indirect costs have been applied.
  • Ensure compliance in all other areas related to grant and contract management, including 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 and research management. May assist with closeouts as needed.
  • Lead activity for award setup, after grant number is assigned. Provide information and direct assistance required to complete contract and grant closeouts.
  • Handles all relevant post-award responsibilities, as requested by senior members of the grants & contracts team, including account reconciliation, effort reporting, cost transfers, paying invoices, closeouts and related faculty support.
  • Manage, monitor and review Subagreement invoices to match approved budget and scope of work, following established processing procedures. Conduct Subrecipient audits as required. Apply a working knowledge of applicable laws and regulations; verifies documents for completeness and compliance with government and private agencies.


Inventory & Expenses

  • Conducts complex award management activities and provide oversight to other employees. Responsible for monitoring and managing accounts.
  • Responsible for audit of assigned budgets including review of processed purchase orders, travel reimbursements, reconcile expenses based on JHU Compliance guidelines, identify and communicate budget issues, provide alternative solutions, and resolve problems.
  • Responsible for SAP transactions per policy and department procedures. Reconciliation and documentation.
  • Monitor monthly expenditures through reconciliation of monthly financial statements. Oversee the expenditure of funds, ensuring that funds are expended according to sponsoring organization’s stipulations and appropriate university guidelines.
  • Distribute monthly financial statements.


Administrative

  • Helps coordinate and document management, narrative and statistical reports for private and government agencies.
  • Prepare routine, customized, and adhoc reports for both internal and external reporting. Create and maintain spreadsheets utilizing appropriate software applications. Perform ad hoc research and fact-finding on a wide variety of administrative issues and items; know the formal and informal Institute goals, standards, policies and procedures. Create, maintain, & analyze electronic and paper record keeping systems including retrieval, retention, storage, compilation, updating, and destruction of files; creating new systems or revising established procedures as needed.


Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Strong organizational and analytical skills, problem solving abilities, and attention to detail required.
  • Ability to work with flexibility on several tasks simultaneously and to meet various concurrent deadlines required.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate projects independently and work constructively as part of a team required.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of external Federal guidelines/procedures for grants and contracts, including NIH, ACF, DOD and other biomedical and foundation sources.
  • Operates personal computer to access email, electronic calendars, and other basic office support software. SAP transactions including order of supplies (Shopping Cart). Uses various software applications, such as spreadsheets, relational databases, statistical packages, and graphics packages to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or reports. Utilizes Internet to search for information, contacts for research, and clinical consultation, international contacts for teaching and travel.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, e mail communications, electronic calendaring, transcription, excellent spelling and grammar, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, ability to handle multiple complicated tasks, prioritization skills.
  • Must have the ability to coordinate multi-faceted types of work. Excellent typing, communication and medical terminology skills are necessary. Related work experience in clinical or medical research field. General understanding of external Federal Guidelines, funding/sponsor communication & grant/contract best practices.


Physical Requirements

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may remain in a stationary position (sitting at computer/desk) up to 85% of the time.
  • The employee is required to operate computer keyboard for majority of work time and other office equipment like calculator or copier throughout the day and for prolonged periods.
  • Prolonged vision requirements including viewing computer screen, paper reports/documents, and statements.
  • May transport from one area to another (in the administrative office or building) or be required to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds with proper training, or precautions/lifting aides (example: paper supply boxes, document files, large mail bags/boxes for pick up or receipt). In some areas, workspace is confined.
  • Staff may be required to complete annual competency review, and must insure compliance with Hospital Policy, Laboratory Policy & Procedure, Health, Safety & Environment regulations, and all applicable privacy & confidentiality laws/practices.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Two years of administrative/budgeting experience.
  • Successful completion of the RAT 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.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with research grants and contracts, strongly preferred.

 Classified Title: Grants & Contracts Analyst 
Working Title: Grants & Contracts Analyst   
Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PC  
Starting Salary Range: $52,230 - $71,890 - 106,710 Annually (Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 8:00am-4:30pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: Remote 
Department name: 10003067-SOM Pat Transfusion Medicine 
Personnel area: School of Medicine 

 

Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/

 

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.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate’s conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

 

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The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

 

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