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Coordinator - Post Grant and Contract, Levine Cancer Institute

Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 66000
Job Family: Research Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Detailed Shift and Schedule: M-F, 8am - 5pm
Remote Opportunity: Yes
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 11011036640304-Clinical Trials - LCI

Overview

Job Summary:

Under limited direction, will independently collaborate with investigators, scientific, and administrative staff members to coordinate the management of grant & clinical trial-related expenditures and financial transactions, including grant/clinical trial closeouts, oversight of billing and reporting obligations and resolution of financial discrepancies.

Will ensure that post award activities are in compliance with agency and institutional policies, interpret grant and contract requirements/regulations. Will gather information from a variety of federal, state and private granting agencies, prepare in-depth projections of salaries, benefits, procedural/supply costs and overhead, ensure on-time submittal of necessary post award documentation, and monitor time and effort reporting. Will work with central offices to ensure timely cost center creation for study/grant activation.

Will also be responsible for advising investigators, clinical teammates, and leaders on regulations, staying cognizant of current changes and trends in federal and sponsor regulations that impact the post-award aspect of grant/clinical trial management, independently researching and identifying funding opportunities, and all other related tasks as needed.

Essential Functions:

  • Assures post-award grant/clinical trials administration process in accordance with federal guidelines.
  • Oversees the processing and establishment of new awards, reviews grant and
  • clinical trial agreements to ensure compliance
  • Reviews and analyzes new awards as they are received and ensures timely receipt of cost center from central office.
  • Manages and tracks incoming fully executed awards and contracts
  • Works in conjunction with the central research offices to perform monthly, quarterly and
  • annual reporting/auditing/invoicing.
  • Responsible for time effort report completion and compliance.
  • Responsible for processing of participant stipend and/or travel reimbursement requests.
  • Facilitates the creation of ad hoc reports as needed.
  • Liaison between clinical teammates, leaders, investigators, and central research offices.
  • Maintains accurate inventory of equipment purchases related to research.
  • Responsible for grant and clinical trial close-out process, as well as determining the need
  • renewal or no-cost extension/amendments.
  • Assures that carry forward and close-out balances are correct
  • Ensure effective and efficient grant/clinical trial close-out process.
  • Assists PIs with all financial administrative responsibilities related to post award grant & clinical trial management.
  • Resolves complex, sensitive, and other non-routine issues related to expenses, reporting
  • and close-out.
  • Frequently reviews federal regulations and cost principles.
  • Audits research patient facility expenses and works with central research office on any corrections needed
  • Reviews and processes invoices for all 3rd party vendors/subrecipients.
  • Prepares monthly monitoring reports for department to include upcoming financial
  • deadlines, report deadlines and other administrative renewals.
  • Advise leadership of post award progress of grants and clinical trials.
  • Maintain archives of closed grants and clinical trial contracts.
  • Reviews and disseminates information from sponsor's regarding deadlines.
  • Responds to sponsor's request for additional information in a timely manner.
  • Ensures that interim financial reporting/invoicing is completed in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Perform sub recipient monitoring tasks.
  • Manages post award process including ability to advise a PI on the overall status of all
  • funding sources, forecast possible problem areas, analyze, and advise on status of
  • personnel on projects approaching close-out, analyze awarded research monies and
  • prepare fiscal projections and reports to ensure proper expenditures of grant and contract
  • funds as required by funding agencies and approve expenditures.
  • Analyzes trends in expenditures (i.e., dramatic increase in expenditures in a certain
  • category, close to the project end date, etc.).
  • Prepares expense transfers, budget adjustments, etc. providing sufficient explanations that
  • will meet internal and external audit requirements.
  • Reviews billing and collections monthly.
  • Confirms that all cost sharing is complete.

Marginal Functions:

  • Serves as a back-up to other positions.
  • Works independently on other tasks and duties as assigned by leadership.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements

Works in an office environment physical requirement include periods of standing, sitting,

walking, and some light lifting.

Education Training & Experience

Preferred bachelor's degree in business, accounting, finance or a related field and/or a minimum of 4-6 years of directly related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been attained. Must have demonstrated experience with post award management, oversight of grant/clinical trial-related expenditures and financial transactions, preparation of grant closeouts, oversight for billing and reporting obligations. Requires the ability to multi-task and oversee several projects. Must have the ability to work independently and have the flexibility to deal with complexity in

policies and procedures while carrying out fiduciary and professional responsibilities. Effective leadership, diplomacy, judgment, decision-making skills and communication skills required.

Requires a professional demeanor, strong analytical, time management, customer service and organizational skills, excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to effectively interact with individuals from various cultures and backgrounds. Must have professional proficiency in Microsoft Office and the ability to learn department-specific computer systems as needed.