Senior Grant Manager, Non-Industry, Biomedical Graduate Research Organization - Georgetown Universi

Washington D.C.
Jul 19, 2018
Feb 08, 2019
Full Time
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Senior Grant Manager, Non-Industry, Biomedical Graduate Research Organization - Georgetown University Medical Center

Home to 53 percent of Georgetown University's sponsored research funding, Georgetown's Biomedical Graduate Research Organization (BGRO), led by Robert Clarke, Ph.D., Sc.D., was created to foster cutting-edge interdisciplinary collaboration and to enhance Georgetown University Medical Center's basic science and translational research capacity, especially in the areas of neurosciences, child health and human development, cardiovascular-kidney diseases, infectious diseases and in collaborative work with researchers and clinicians from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. In addition to promoting this lifesaving research, BGRO's focus on educational and academic excellence in the biomedical sciences is helping to create the next generation of researchers in the United States and around the world.

The Senior Grant Manager, Non-Industry, has oversight of all financial management functions within the BGRO Clinical Departments in duties that include but are not limited to:

Oversight and Daily Management of Extramural Support and Multiple Subcontracts

  • Maintains strict adherence to budgets, policies, and regulations
  • Administers spend analysis and management, reconciliation and communication of all awards.
  • Ensures all financial status reports are accurate and timely.
  • Ensures invoices including subcontracts are within the budgeted award and scope of work.
  • Monitors and provides center leaders with the fiscal status of all funds.
  • Ensures all funds in deficit or underspent are addressed promptly and brought to the attention of the Director for Administration.
  • Prepares monthly variance reports and communicate results to leadership.
  • Reviews and approves all financial documents and human resources documents requiring fiscal approval by the Director for Finance and Administration.
  • Follows-up on questionable transactions to ensure compliance with Medical Center and University policies and procedures.
  • Serves as a resource to scientific leaders.

Sponsored Project

As the designated Department Financial Manager for Sponsored Project, ensures compliance with sponsor's requirements and University's policies and procedures, performing required duties within 30 days after the close of the month.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, or an Accounting field - Master's degree preferred
  • Preference for Certified Research Administrator
  • 5 to 7 years of experience to include demonstration of progressive work experience
  • Strong finance, accounting, and analytical background
  • Demonstrated skill in administrative and financial management, in particular a working knowledge of Federal 0MB Circulars A-21, A-110 and A-133, as well as extramural funding
  • Knowledge of federal regulations
  • Ability to interact well with community and University Officials, faculty, staff, and students
  • Ability to express information clearly and concisely both orally and in writing
  • Ability to assimilate data, communicate effectively, and exercise sounds judgment and discretion.
  • Understanding of comprehensive financial systems, such as GMS (Georgetown Management System/Workday), Excel, Box, and Word
  • Working knowledge of both financial management tools and grants management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure with a diverse population
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize workload and handle difficult situations (e.g., reductions in funding) with tact, diplomacy and discretion

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