Manager, Research Financial Management

Company Overview

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.  We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Please note that effective July 1, 2021, MSK will require all new hires, volunteers, and vendors who come onsite to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. This is based on the COVID-19 vaccines’ high level of protection and our shared responsibility in protecting our patients.

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Manager to join our Research Financial Management team. We are part of the Research and Technology Management Division of MSK. The group is responsible for post-award research fund administration, review, and approval of fiscal expenditures.

We review the application and analysis of budgetary controls for funding sponsors. We also ensure institutional compliance with federal, state, agency, governing regulations, policies, and procedures concerning sponsored and non-sponsored research.

You Are:

  • Adept at planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with institutional goals
  • Able to effectively navigate complex policies and processes across the organization.
  • Capable of creating a work environment where people are motivated to do their best.
  • Able to hold yourself and others accountable in order to achieve desired outcomes, goals, and results.
  • Effective at building partnerships and collaborating to meet shared objectives.
  • Being flexible in your approach and demeanor to align with the shifting demands of evolving circumstances.

You Will:

  • Report directly to the Director, Research Financial Management
  • Serve as a member of the ORPA Management team and collaborate with ORPA leadership, as appropriate. Plan and implement programmatic initiatives affecting department operations and the broader research enterprise at MSK.
  • Manage the activities of a team of Research Finance Managers. Ensure the most professional, organized, efficient, and appropriate workflow and management of MSK research funds. Further an environment that encourages staff development, continuous improvement, and the highest quality service.
  • Act in a leadership role. Mentor and participate in high-level projects and communicate effectively to constituents and peers. Discuss departmental and institutional initiatives and financial strategies.

You Need:

  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in research administration (experience with NIH and other Federal grants preferred)
  • 2 years of supervisory experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s Degree or professional school equivalent experience (M.H.A., M.S.N.. M.B.A., etc.) is preferred.
  • Apply broad technical and professional knowledge and significant job-related experience. Function as an internal consultant and/or assume managerial responsibility in a specialized functional unit of the organization.
  • Excellent analytical, time management, and organizational abilities.
  • Information management, verbal, and written communication skills. #LI-POST



Competitive compensation packages | Sick Time |Generous Vacation+ 12 holidays to recharge & refuel| Internal Career Mobility & Performance Consulting | Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA & Dependent Care|403b Retirement Savings Plan Match|Tuition Reimbursement |Parental Leave & Adoption Assistance |Commuter Spending Account |Fitness Discounts &Wellness Program | Resource Networks| Life Insurance & Disability | Remote Flexibility

We believe in communication, openness, and thinking beyond your 8-hour day @ MSK. It’s important to us that you have a sense of impact, community, and work/life balance to be and feel your best.

Our Hiring Process

You review the posting, agree it sounds like a great fit & apply ->Talent Acquisition contacts you to schedule a phone interview (if your profile aligns) -> after speaking with the Talent Acquisition Specialist, you will connect with the Hiring Manager by phone or video -> if your experience is a fit, you will move forward to a video call or on-site visit with the team -> post-interview feedback->ideally an offer! ->reference check & onboarding-> orientation & official welcome to MSK.

MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.  

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Contact Information

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center



New York, New York


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