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Sponsored Research Grant Manager

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Washington, Washington, D.C., United States


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Job Overview

Georgetown University’s Biomedical Graduate Research Organization (BGRO), home to 53 percent of Georgetown University's sponsored research funding and 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.


Key Responsibilities

Extramural Support:

Oversees and provides daily management of $5 million in extramural support from government, foundations and private agencies as well as multiple subcontracts.

Awards Administration:

Establishes or coordinates new work-tags and other system components
Coordinates changes in awards and new awards with Pre-award and communicates with BGRO staff members who have responsibility for managing these areas.

Sponsored Project Management:

As the designated Department Financial Manager for Sponsored Project, ensures compliance with sponsor's requirements and University's policies and procedures and performs related duties within 30 days after the close of the month (generally the 8th business day after the end of the month).


Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, or an Accounting field – Master's preferred
2 to 3 years of experience to include demonstration of progressive work experience
- Strong finance, accounting, and analytical background
- Demonstrated skill in administrative and financial management, with working knowledge of financial management tools and grants management
- Working knowledge of Federal 0MB Circulars A-21, A-110 and A-133, as well as extramural funding
- Ability to interact well with community and University Officials, faculty, staff, and students.
- Ability to express information clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing
- Ability to assimilate data, exercise sound judgment and discretion, and understand comprehensive financial systems (including but not limited to GMS, Excel, BOX, and Word)
- Ability to work well under pressure with a diverse population
- Ability to multitask, prioritize workload, and handle difficult situations with tact, diplomacy and discretion


Ideal Candidate

Preference for Certified Research Administrator