Job Req ID:  113743

Sr. Grants & Contract Analyst

The Bloomberg School of Public Health Department of Biostatistics is seeking a Sr. Grants & Contract Analyst. The Sr. Grants & Contract Analyst provides professional-level sponsored funds management for the Department of Biostatistics in the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Performs both pre-award and post-award functions that include proposal preparation and submission, budget development and projections, account reconciliation, billing/invoicing, financial reporting, effort management, account closeout, and ensuring compliance. The selected applicant works independently on a variety of grants/contracts that range from simple to highly complex. This position reports primarily to Grants & Contracts Manager, with joint reporting line to Department Administrator.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Partners with faculty and the Office of Research Administration on the development of grant application submissions to various federal offices, private agencies/foundations, and commercial companies.
  • Develops detailed proposal budgets and justifications, collects and edits required application documents, interprets program announcement instructions and sponsor policies, and adheres to deadlines.
  • Manages related post-award processes, including award setup, budget distribution, salary and effort allocations, effort reporting, subcontract set-up/invoicing, and monthly account reconciliation.
  • Performs pre/post award tasks for some complex accounts, such as multi-project grants with subaward consortiums.
  • Maintains complex faculty salary/effort allocation sheets, including sponsored salary cap distributions, and submits associated payroll cost transfers.
  • Completes future salary projections to ensure grant coverage and performs monthly control salary reconciliation and clearance.
  • Ensures timely completion of semi-annual effort reporting for faculty cohort.
  • Oversees postdoc and student salary allocations for faculty cohort, in collaboration with Budget Analyst.
  • Ensures timely submission and accurate preparation of financial, progress, and close out reports for sponsors. This includes close monitoring of deficits/surpluses for financial reports, and using specific agency formats for progress reports, such as NIH RPPRs.
  • Prepares non-payroll cost transfers and quarterly service center billing for grant cohort.
  • Maintains current other support pages and bio sketches for faculty.
  • Meets with faculty regularly to review sponsored and discretionary account balance statements/transactions, effort sheets, and discuss future grant or research program plans.
  • Reviews and approves travel reimbursements, bill payment requests, and purchases for both sponsored and non-sponsored accounts, which includes experience with and understanding of JHU, sponsoring agency, OMB Uniform Guidance, and Office of Internal Audit policies.
  • Assists Department Administrator with quarterly sponsored projections and annual departmental budget development.
  • Serves as a liaison between university research units, central offices and funding agencies.
  • Ensures 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.
  • Attends regular professional development trainings and report findings back to the Department, including trainings/workshops offered by Office of Research Administration; review communications and stay informed on important changes in sponsored research.
  • Offers guidance and learning support to Grants & Contracts Analysts, Specialists and Coordinators within the department. Work as a team player to support the needs of the Department.

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.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • 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.



Classified Title: Sr. Grants & Contracts Analyst 
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD  
Starting Salary Range: $62,300 - $109,000 Annually (Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: Hybrid/School of Public Health 
Department name: ​​​​​​​Biostatistics  
Personnel area: School of Public Health 



Total Rewards
The referenced base salary range represents the low and high end of Johns Hopkins University’s salary range for this position. Not all candidates will be eligible for the upper end of the salary range. Exact salary will ultimately depend on multiple factors, which may include the successful candidate's geographic location, skills, work experience, market conditions, education/training and other qualifications. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:

Education and Experience Equivalency
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 Completing Studies
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.

Background Checks
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.

Diversity and Inclusion
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Vaccine Requirements
Johns Hopkins University strongly encourages, but no longer requires, at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccine does not apply to positions located in the State of Florida. We still require all faculty, staff, and students to receive the seasonal flu vaccine. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. This change does not apply to the School of Medicine (SOM). SOM hires must be fully vaccinated with an FDA COVID-19 vaccination and provide proof of vaccination status. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit and all other JHU applicants should visit

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Hybrid: On-site 1-2 days a week