Sponsored Research Consultant / Financial Manager II (Remote)

For more information or to make an application: Job ID 250198 

Department Information:
The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology delivers research and education programs in mechanical engineering, robotics, nuclear and radiological engineering, bioengineering, and medical physics. The School’s Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate program is currently rated number 2 in the country according to U.S. News & World Report and the School has a large and robust portfolio of research funding from many different types of sponsors from federal, industry and foundations.  https://www.me.gatech.edu/ 

Job Purpose:

Serve as subject matter expert and primary advisor on matters related to sponsored research program administration in accordance with Institute financial policies. Plan and manage associated financial support in the areas of budgets, accounting, reporting and grant and contract administration. Research environment within which the job functions will generally be characterized as extensive and complex. Responsible for setting employee goals, assessing employee performance, providing feedback, and making pay recommendations.   

Impact & Influence:

Interact with faculty, researchers, staff, students.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and coordinate the sponsored research pre-award activities to include proposal development, formatting, review and submitting; budget, and fringe and overhead rates application; and database entry. 

  • Manage and coordinate the sponsored research pre-award activities to include proposal development, formatting, review and submitting; budget, and fringe and overhead rates application; and database entry. Coordinate all overdue deliverables and upcoming deliverables with faculty. 

  • Manage overall sponsored research related accounting operations including budget updates, financial reporting, Salary Planning and Distribution (SPD), sub agreements and financial forecasting. 

  • Confer with Schools Chairs, providing expert advice and counsel regarding unique and highly complex issues related to sponsored research plans, proposals and projects.   

  • Provide advice and counsel to faculty and financial staff regarding budget management and related issues. 

  • Plan, direct and monitor activities of financial staff responsible for sponsored research accounting. 

  • Liaise with management and staff within Office of Sponsored Programs and Grants and Contracts Accounting regarding sponsored research grants and contracts issues. 

  • May provide assistance to students, post docs, research faculty on fellowships and proposals. 

  • Perform other related duties as assigned. 

Education, Specialized Knowledge and Experience: 

Degrees required for this job: Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience  

Years of experience required for this job: 5 to 7 years job related experience  

Specialized Skills:

Specialized skills required for this job: This job requires advanced professional knowledge of financial/accounting principles, practices and management as applied in sponsored research environment. Working knowledge of proposal development and related regulatory requirements is required as is use specialized applications and databases related to grants and contract administration. Also required are skills in planning and supervision, attention to detail, problem solving and communications. 

Degree(s) Preferred:  MBA or JD 

Certifications Preferred:   Certified Research Administrator (CRA) as granted through the Research Administrators Certification Council. 

Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests. 

Contact Information

George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Julia

Thomas

801 Ferst Dr.

Atlanta, Georgia 30332

4048946756

Background Information

4-Year Degree

5-7

  • College/University
  • Research Administrator/Manager

Authorized to work in the US

None

Target Job Information

61k - 82k

  • Full Time