Grants and Financial Manager

Grants and Financial Manager Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology Brown University | Providence, Rhode Island



The Grants & Financial Manager independently manages all matters pertaining to grants administration, both financial and administrative, and has financial oversight and administrative responsibility for the sponsored projects. This position provides high-level comprehensive pre- and post- award management, subcontract administration, and financial analysis. This position is the administrative liaison between the MMI Department, BMRA, OSP, collaborating institutions, sponsoring agencies and principal investigators (PIs).  The incumbent has a broad scope of responsibilities and knowledgeable of research administration, including financial matters. Lead the work of administrative staff members in the department to maximize efficiency.


Job Qualifications


Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Science, Engineering or Math field is preferred.

3-5 years of experience in research administration or financial/budgeting experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience with proposal preparation with federal and non-federal grants and using the Coeus grants management (or similar) system preferred

Knowledge of pre and post administration of research contracts and grants, including familiarity with NIH grants policy statement, OMB Circulars A110, A21 and A133 and related grant management requirements preferred

Higher-Education or non-profit work experience preferred


Job Competencies

Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community 

Excellent financial analytical ability

Willingness and interest in assuming increasing levels of responsibilities, networking, leadership, and training opportunities

Highly proficient in MS Excel applications (data manipulations); PowerPoint, Word, database application (FileMaker or similar), Google applications, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and general computing skills required

Excellent communication skills (both oral and written) to elicit and disperse information; to present information (including data) and communications in a clear and concise manner

Strong organizational, administrative, file management, time management and critical thinking skills

Ability to work with a diverse population and handle confidential information with discretion

Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced, multi-faceted work environment

Flexible, service-oriented and resourceful

Ability to organize and prioritize workload in a multi-tasking environment while maintaining careful attention to detail

Ability to maintain confidential material and professional demeanor required

Proven accounting skills/experience required including the ability to analyze and reconcile accounts

Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team

Willingness and interest to continue learning



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Contact Information

Brown University



Providence, RI


Background Information

4-Year Degree


  • College/University
  • Grants and Contracts
  • Finance, Operations


Target Job Information

  • Full Time