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Job Req ID:  10713

Research Analyst & Trainer

Classified Title: Sr. Grants & Contracts Analyst 
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD 
Starting Salary Range: $57,544-$79,047
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F 8:30-5:00 
Employee subgroup: Salaried Exmpt 
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: 10000033-Vice Provost Research Office of 
Personnel area: University Administration

The Vice Provost for Research (VPR) recently created an Institution-wide Research Development Team (RDT), to help faculty enhance their research competitiveness, catalyze new research and institutional collaboration, and design and implement strategic services for faculty and researchers seeking external funding at Johns Hopkins. This position will design, develop, and deliver training related to research administration, primarily topics related to funding agencies and proposal submission. In addition, they will periodically manage large, collaborative grant submissions. This position works with a high degree of independence and responsibility.

The primary duties and responsibilities of the job:


  • Convey technical information in a clear and accessible manner to a variety of technical and non-technical audiences;
  • Disseminate information to various groups of JHU recipients on a regular basis;
  • Monitor and analyze developments and major issues in higher education (research funding) to ensure they are shared with faculty as appropriate;
  • Conduct regularly scheduled (or ad hoc) training sessions for faculty, staff and students;
  • Host casual meetings with departmental staff to discuss specific topics (e.g. Brown Bag Lunches);
  • Create documents that support the instructional mission of research administration;
  • May participate in new faculty orientation programs to share details about research administration at JHU;
  • Maintain appropriate data on all program participants;
  • Lead the preparation of electronic training materials for routine as well as special training programs;
  • Anticipate future training needs and develop creative ideas regarding possible solutions;

Research Analyst:

  • Participate in submitting larger, collaborative grant submissions including those from NIH, NSF, DOD and NASA;
  • Coordinate multi-project submissions containing highly detailed budgets, multiple projects, cores and subawards;
  • Understand Institutional policies for pre-award grant process and sponsor guidelines;
  • Provide instruction, assist in preparation and answer questions relating to grant application procedures and serves as a liaison between the faculty, various central offices and funding agencies;
  • Responsible for tracking proposals and other documentation through the signature/approval process;
  • Maintain an accurate work flow journal/database detailing grant/contract process dates and submission dates.


  • Develop and sustain contacts with university leadership, faculty, staff, and other constituents;
  • Help to create a work environment within RDT that is dynamic, collaborative, learning-oriented, and high-functioning;
  • Work on special projects for the Vice Provost as requested;
  • Some travel between campuses is required;
  • May direct the activities of support staff.


Requires minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree is preferred. Must possess in-depth subject matter knowledge. Requires a minimum of four years related experience, preferably in an academic environment as an administrator, trainer or grants manager.

  • Must be a data-driven, energetic and highly organized individual able to prioritize and execute multiple tasks;
  • Strong research skills with willingness and ability to quickly synthesize complex information in accessible and actionable formats;
  • Demonstrated ability to train and mentor others;
  • Articulate, professional, and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner;
  • Strong customer service orientation;
  • Ability to work in a complex fast-paced and high-profile environment with short deadlines, competing priorities and intense pressure to perform;
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people;
  • Strong problem-solver; ability to navigate various viewpoints to develop consensus;
  • Self-starter attitude while working collaboratively with a team that is flexible and dynamic;
  • Ability to be flexible and self-motivated in order to deliver high quality work product in multiple communication mediums.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

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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