Contract & Grant Specialist

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Company: University of Michigan
Location Ann Arbor, MI
Date Posted: September 22, 2015
Source: University of Michigan

Contract & Grant Specialist

How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.


Provide administrative support to Surgery faculty in a high volume pre and post award research administration setting.

Successful candidate will participate in the timely submission of PAF, budget, and other non-technical forms for submission to various sponsors including NIH, DOD, foundations, and industry sponsors.  Successful candidate will also assist in the processing of clinical study agreements. Maintain appropriate communication between faculty, department, Medical School, and ORSP to ensure timely submission.

Manage a large volume of research grant account activity for compliance issues, budgetary restraints and payroll discrepancies. Generate financial reports using UM modules for eReconciliation, Business Objects and MReports. Consult with Sponsored Programs and other internal offices to resolve problems, solicit information, and prepare recommendations and initiate corrective action when needed.

Resolve and respond to inquiries from faculty, staff, students, other departments and vendors regarding account status, expenditure approval, and funding restrictions

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and 2+ years of grant and contract or higher level financial activities experience is required. Incumbent is expected to learn and keep abreast of policies and procedures from sponsors and University of Michigan. Must have strong computer skills and exceptional interpersonal skills. Ideal candidate is able to work well with others and independently, has a high level of resourcefulness, motivation, accountability, and ability to think analytically. Attention to detail, meeting deadlines, and a displaying a service-oriented attitude are essential.

Background Screening

University of Michigan Health System conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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