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Job Req ID:  11168

Sr. Grants & Contracts Analyst

Classified Title: Sr. Grants & Contracts Analyst 
Role/Level/Range: ATP/4/PD
Salary: $57,544 - $79,047
Status:  Full-Time
Department:  Medicine

Work Schedule/Hours:  Monday-Friday/8:30-5p/37.5 hours

Location: East Baltimore 
Personnel area: School of Medicine



The Sr. Grants & Contracts Analyst will provide dedicated professional level sponsored funds management for more than 80% of time with specific responsibility for pre-award and post-award functions that includes, but may not be limited to: proposal preparation, submission, budget development, account maintenance and oversight, billing/invoicing, reporting, compliance, and closeout. Works independently on a variety of grants/contracts that range from simple to highly complex.  While this role may assist with some aspects of non-sponsored funds, the primary goal of this position is to ensure timely, effective and efficient functioning of sponsored funding. 


Will provide broad/in-depth professional administrative level guidance on protocols, regulations and guidelines to PI and other scientific/research professionals, both within the University and with other associated research/administrative professionals outside of the University.  This position offers guidance and learning support to Grants & Contracts Analysts, Specialists and Coordinators within the department.  This role may serve as the lead Grants & Contracts position, in departments where a Grants & Contracts Manager doesn’t exist. 


This position works independently on a variety of complex level grants/contracts, including those from NIH, NSF, DOD and NASA.  These grants, contracts and awards may involve highly detailed budgets, multiple projects, Cores and Subawards, Investigator -initiated, Consortium and New Center Dept. of Defense grants, higher complexity Foundation grants and pharmaceutical company clinical trials.  Will also provide direction and assistance to Analysts with details related to Subawards from other institutions on their federal pass-through grants.  May also work directly with management of non-sponsored funds, including general funds and gifts, on a limited basis. 


This position works independently on a variety of complex level grants/contracts, including:  oversight of all NIH grants, including R01, R01/RFA, R34, K08 or K23, F32, T32, P50 multi-project (including grants with highly detailed budgets, multiple projects, Cores and Subawards), Investigator-initiated Dept. of Defense grants, higher complexity Foundation grants, pharmaceutical company clinical trials.  May also assist Analysts with details related to Subawards from other institutions on their R01 grants.


Specific duties & responsibilities:



  • Submit and coordinate submission of grant proposals ensuring that all applicable direct and indirect cost rates have been applied.  Confirms that anticipated promotions and other increases are calculated into the cost of project.
  • Prepare and assist in the development of budget justifications to ensure their relationship to the budgeted dollars.
  • Responsible for account reconciliation process for selected faculty (i.e., prepare detailed budget reports on a monthly basis to review accounts, etc).
  • Ensure compliance with university and/or agency regulations and restrictions (i.e., NIH regulation, JHU IRB compliance, ERS, other support, etc).
  • Assist in the tracking of proposals and other sponsored research documentation through the signature/approval processes.
  • Responsible for coordination of large grant proposals, reviewing and approving all sponsored budgets, budget justifications, and other required administrative data. 
  • Verify compliance with sponsoring organizations’ guidelines, as well as with relevant University policies and procedures.  Assist Principal Investigators in completion of required information. 
  • Verify faculty compliance with institutional IRB, ERS, etc
  • Coordinate submission of large grant proposals ensuring that all applicable direct and indirect cost rates have been applied
  • Responsible for tracking proposals and other documentation through signature/approval processes.
  • Develop and prepare financial reports for forecasting and results analysis for selected faculty and the Department of Medicine.
  • Advise faculty and staff on changes in sponsored research policies.




  • Internal:  Dean’s Office, Research Administration, Business Office, Research Accounting, Equipment and Space Accounting, General Accounting, Payroll, Accounts Payable, Purchasing, Information Systems, Homewood Microcomputing Center.  Various other departments and divisions in JHU and JHH.
  • External:  Affiliated hospitals, private and government agencies granting research funds (e.g., NIH, Foundations, and Private Drug Companies) and various vendors and service providers (e.g., supply companies, professional medical organizations and societies, contractors).




  • Knowledge of accounting and budgeting theory and practices.  Thorough knowledge and understanding of the Johns Hopkins University accounting system and related fiscal offices.  Specific knowledge of the operation of the Division and Department preferred.
  • Ability to make independent judgements and to act on decisions on a daily basis.  Ability to work for long periods of time without direction.
  • Ability to prioritize own work and work of staff as needed.  Ability to work with flexibility on several tasks simultaneously and to meet various concurrent deadlines.
  • Very strong organizational skills, analytical and problem solving abilities, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.  Ability to effectively interact with all levels of University and Hospital employees as well as outside contacts.



Bachelor’s degree and 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. Successful completion of the RAT program (18-24 months) is equivalent to three years of relevant experience for this position.  If an employee does not successfully complete the program, no additional experience will be applied.


JHU Equivalency Formula:  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.



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


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