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Sr. Grants & Contracts Analyst

Employer
Johns Hopkins University
Location
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 12, 2024

Johns Hopkins, founded in 1876, is America's first research university and home to nine world-class academic divisions working together as one university.

We are seeking a Sr. Grants & Contracts Analyst who will provide dedicated professional-level sponsored funds management for more than 80% of the time with specific responsibility for pre-award and post-award functions that include, but may not be limited to proposal preparation, submission, budget development, account maintenance, and oversight, billing/invoicing, reporting, compliance, and closeout. Works independently on a variety of grants/contracts that range from simple to highly complex. While this role may assist with some aspects of non-sponsored funds, the primary goal of this position is to ensure the timely, effective, and efficient functioning of sponsored funding.

Job Scope/Complexity

Will provide broad/in-depth professional administrative level guidance on protocols, regulations, and guidelines to PI and other scientific/research professionals, both within the University and with other associated research/administrative professionals outside of the University. This position offers guidance and learning support to Grants & Contracts Analysts, Specialists, and Coordinators within the department.

Types of sponsored awards for which the position is responsible

This position works independently on a variety of complex-level clinical trials/contracts/grants, such as those from pharmaceutical companies, NIH, NSF, and DOD as well as corporate or non-profit sponsors. These grants, contracts, and awards may involve pharmaceutical company clinical trials, highly detailed budgets, multiple projects, Cores and Subawards, Investigator-initiated, Consortium and New Center Dept. of Defense grants, and higher complexity Foundation grants. This position will also provide direction and assistance to Analysts with details related to Subawards from other institutions on their federal pass-through grants. Will also work directly with the management of non-sponsored funds, including general funds and gifts, on a limited basis.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Management of commercial clinical trials which include the following responsibilities: submitting budget requests to Clinical Research Support Services; invoicing sponsor for site costs per the Clinical Trial Agreement budget; reconciling per patient and site costs revenue; reconciling expenses; providing monthly cash/deficit reports; providing projections of future revenue; managing effort of clinical trial staff; meeting with primary study coordinator monthly; performing clinical trial closeout per ORA closeout policy.
  • Partner with and act as the final point of contact with departmental faculty and/or budgetary staff and the Office of Research Administration toward the planning and development of application submissions to various federal offices, private agencies/foundations, and commercial companies.
  • Understand and utilize institutional policies for the pre-award grant process and sponsor guidelines.
  • Manage all assigned grant submissions to ensure timeliness and accuracy.
  • Provide instruction, preparation assistance, and support related to grant application procedures.
  • Responsible for the timely preparation of the proposal budget for the Principal Investigator to review.
  • Review budgets and related justification for appropriateness and completeness of content.
  • Facilitate communications with potential subawards to ensure timely collection and review of required application documents.
  • Serve as liaison between research units, central offices, and funding agencies.
  • Review all sponsored project proposals for assigned faculty prior to them being forwarded to the Grants & Contracts Manager and ORA for signature. The review involves accuracy, content, and adherence to all relevant guidelines.
  • Manage related post-award processes, including award setup, review, account setup verification, and ensuring that staff is set up appropriately.
  • Ensure that post-award responsibilities are completed, including budget distribution, account reconciliation, salary distributions, effort reporting, cost transfers, outgoing invoices, and paperwork finalization related to subcontract setup.
  • Ensure compliance in all post-award areas related to grant and contract management, including sponsoring organization guidelines, internal protocols, conflicts of interest, etc.
  • Review order requests and invoice payments related to assigned accounts for appropriateness and allowability.
  • Manage relationships with subawards, including review of backup documentation, initiation & tracking of payments, and collection of documents for post-award reporting.
  • Maintain ongoing updates and communications related to current grants and contracts, this includes monthly account review and reporting to principal investigators on the financial status of grants, contracts, and discretionary accounts.
  • Provide guidance to Principal Investigators related to sponsored award terms and conditions, prior approval requirements, and other compliance-related questions.
  • Provide supported Principal Investigators with projections for ongoing projects, PI effort coverage, and staff salary coverage.
  • Provide relevant updates and reports to departmental leadership, as needed.
  • Create, maintain, and update NIH format Other Support documents for all supported Principal Investigators.
  • Oversee and direct all aspects of complex award management activities and provide oversight to other employees, including monitoring and managing accounts, audits, evaluations, and reporting.
  • Provide information and direct assistance required to complete contract and grant closeouts, as needed. Ensure that all closeouts handled by other members of the grants & contracts team have been handled appropriately and in a timely manner.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Four years of related experience in sponsored research and/or financial positions, preferably in an academic or medical setting.
  • Knowledge of accounting and budgeting theory and practices.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of accounting and budgeting theory and practices required. Thorough knowledge and understanding of The Johns Hopkins University accounting system and related fiscal offices are preferred.
  • Ability to utilize institutional tools, sponsor websites, and training materials to inform independent decision making on a daily basis.
  • Exceptional organizational skills to ensure the ability to work with flexibility on several tasks simultaneously and to meet various concurrent deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with principal investigators, central research administration offices, managers, peers, and leadership through a variety of media, such as virtual meetings and emails.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel is highly preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of external Federal guidelines/procedures for grants and contracts, including NIH, NSF, and DOD.
  • Successful completion of the RAT (Research Administration Training) Program (18-24 months) is equivalent to three years of relevant experience for this position. If an employee does not successfully complete the program, no additional experience will be applied.

Classified Title: Sr. Grants & Contracts Analyst
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD
Starting Salary Range: $62,300 - $109,000 Annually ($72,000 targeted; Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Remote
Department name: SOM DOM Infectious Disease
Personnel area: School of Medicine

Total Rewards
The referenced base salary range represents the low and high end of Johns Hopkins University’s salary range for this position. Not all candidates will be eligible for the upper end of the salary range. Exact salary will ultimately depend on multiple factors, which may include the successful candidate's geographic location, skills, work experience, market conditions, education/training and other qualifications. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/.

Education and Experience Equivalency
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

Applicants Completing Studies
Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

Background Checks
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate's conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

Diversity and Inclusion
The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, theJHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

EEO is the Law
https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2023-06/22-088_EEOC_KnowYourRights6.12ScreenRdr.pdf

Accommodation Information
If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visithttps://accessibility.jhu.edu/.

Vaccine Requirements
Johns Hopkins University strongly encourages, but no longer requires, at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccine does not apply to positions located in the State of Florida. We still require all faculty, staff, and students to receive theseasonal flu vaccine. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. This change does not apply to the School of Medicine (SOM). SOM hires must be fully vaccinated with an FDA COVID-19 vaccination and provide proof of vaccination status.For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visithttps://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visithttps://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

The following additional provisions may apply, depending upon campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.
The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
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EEO is the Law
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Important legal information
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