Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: 108087-en_US
As a member of the Grants Team in the School of Medicine Office of Research Administration (ORA), we are seeking a Sr. Grants Associate who will be responsible for review, problem resolution and Institutional Approval/signature for grant and incoming subgrant applications and awards for their assigned departments/divisions. Reporting to the Associate Director of Grants. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated, team-oriented person with strong analytical skills, exercises good judgment, is attentive to detail and thrives in a fast-paced, deadline-driven work environment. This is a pre-award position with additional non-financial post-award responsibilities.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
- Manage the grants process from proposal submission through closeout for assigned departments/divisions.
- Review, approve and submit grant applications and Just-In-Time requests.
- Interpret grant guidelines and apply them to specific applications, awards and issues.
- Communicate with faculty and staff to provide instruction, assistance and advice on grant preparation and administration and to request corrections and resolve discrepancies.
- Serve as resource for and field questions from faculty and department staff on sponsored projects issues.
- Maintain positive and productive relationships with faculty, staff, students and sponsor contacts.
- Conduct specialized and ad-hoc training courses for departments as needed.
- Represent ORA at national and regional research administration meetings.
- Remain informed and up to date with events, regulations and changes that affect sponsored projects.
- Other duties (candidate-dependent) potentially include assuming a leadership role on the team.
- Review, negotiate and accept grant awards and agreements on behalf of the University.
- Work with compliance offices, Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures, the Office of General Counsel and sponsors to resolve any conflicts regarding award terms and conditions.
- Request and process certification of human subjects and/or animal approvals from IRB and IACUC offices.
- Process sponsors prior approval requests and administrative updates, such as relinquishments, carryover, effort reductions, etc.
- Advise and assist staff and principal investigators with the interpretation and understanding of agreement terms and conditions as they pertain to sponsored projects.
- Submit account setup requests for new awards or award updates.
- Bachelor's Degree required.
- Three year's experience with drafting and negotiation of research-related documents in a sponsored research environment or similar activities at a university, state /federal agency, or similar environment is required.
- 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.
- Master's or J.D. preferred.
- Additional experience and/or education preferred, especially related to clinical trials, sponsored research, contracting, and/or regulatory compliance.
- Experience developing and conducting trainings on research administration topics.
- Understanding of Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200), including cost principles.
- Knowledge of legal terms and conditions that typically appear in sponsored project agreements and principles of negotiation.
Classified Title: Contracts Associate
Working Title: Sr. Grants Associate
Starting Salary Range: $71,230-$97,880-$124,510 Annually (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5 p.m.
Exempt Status: Exempt
Department name: SOM Admin Res Sponsored Projects
Personnel area: School of Medicine
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.
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