Princeton University seeks a highly motivated, highly experienced individual to serve as a Grants Manager (GM) in the Department of Molecular Biology. The GM's primary responsibilities are pre- and post-award activities related to sponsored project grants, including faculty research grants and career awards, as well as fellowships/career development awards for graduate students and postdoctoral associates. The person in this position must have experience with sponsored academic research awards either at the pre- or post-award stage. The ideal person will have both. This position requires minimum supervision and reports to the Senior Grants Manager. Submission of resume and cover letter is required.
Pre-award activities require experience with applications for various federal and private granting agencies and web-based proposal submission sites such as NIH Commons/ASSIST, NSF Fastlane, grants.gov and Proposal Central. The GM prepares budgets and budget justifications, and takes responsibility for administrative tasks involved in the submission of proposals. Tasks include but are not limited to:
Post-award activities require communication with the award sponsors, coordination with PIs, SRA, and ORPA. This position is responsible for sponsored awards plus departmental or other internal accounts and requires independent management of post-award monitoring activities for grants. Post-award tasks include:
The candidate will produce spending projections for faculty lab groups, including projected data for personnel, facility and lab costs. The successful candidate must be independent in their ability to: analyze and present financial forecasts; organize monthly monitoring and reporting of expenditures and “burn rate” on grants; communicate effectively with faculty members; set up and close out accounts in compliance with agency and University policy; and monitor individual faculty members' non-sponsored funds. This position is independently responsible for keeping up-to-date grant records in a shared system and following through on all sponsors' policies and regulations.
The qualified candidate must be detail oriented and have excellent organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, the ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment, plan and prioritize a diverse workload, creatively solve problems, take initiative and function autonomously as well as function effectively in a team.
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