Research Fund Manager

Job Posting Number: 14793

Professional – Research Administration
New York, NY
September 13, 2017
Company Overview:

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Job Details:

Research Fund Management is a part of the Research and Technology Management Division, and is responsible for post-award grant administration, including the comprehensive financial management of MSK’s organized research support. The department is staffed by trained research administrators who possess a strong background in and knowledge of the financial, administrative, and compliance guidelines of the Federal government, as well as that of the various external sponsors that provide financial support to Sloan-Kettering Institute.

The Research Fund Management team is currently seeking a Research Fund Manager (RFM) to join their team. The RFM is responsible for managing and administering all activities associated with awarded grants and contracts. The Research Fund Manager serves as the principal administrative resource and contact between investigators, external funding agencies, and MSK, and acts as an information consultant for the researchers in the institution.This position also manages post-award financial activities, including review and approval of fiscal expenditures, the application, and analysis of budgetary controls for funding sponsors, as well as ensuring institutional compliance with federal, state, agency and other applicable governing regulations, policies and procedures concerning sponsored and non-sponsored research.

You Will:

  • Assume financial control of assigned departments and review funding expenditures by the investigators for the cost allowability, administrative reasonableness, appropriate award allocability and funding availability.
  • Establish management and administrative controls for all grants, contracts and other research funding mechanisms, and advise investigators and department administration about funding availability and potential issues arising from either deficient or surplus award funding.
  • Ensure rules for grants management, including those regulating federal sources, voluntary agencies, industrial contracts, philanthropic sources and MSK institutional policy are understood, disseminated and complied with.
  • In collaboration with the investigator, establish and maintain annual budgets for research awards.
  • Act as a resource for research investigators in the area of financial award management, and as a point of contact between the investigator and the awarding agencies.
  • Explain funding issues to awarding agencies, collaborating institutions, and internal MSKCC departments.
  • Maintain discretion for confidential information and appropriately handle critical information and sensitive situations.
  • Collaborate with Office of Research and Project Administration (ORPA) units and RTM departments to provide comprehensive information and service to investigators and department administration.
  • Interact with all levels of staff and external contacts and work under pressure while maintaining a professional demeanor.

You Are:

  • An effective communicator; with strong interpersonal and oral communication skills and the ability to effectively interact with designated faculty and administrations, as well as with external contacts.
  • Self-motivated; with a high level of ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Collaborative and comfortable working as part of a team to interpret policies and procedures.
  • Solution oriented and able to exercise sound judgment to solve problems within the scope of the position.
  • A multi-tasker capable of managing your designated workload while providing quality service and meeting deadlines through organization, interpersonal skills and accurate prioritization of activities.
  • Accurate in developing and managing budgets, projecting expenditures and managing recommended solutions.
  • Flexible to shifting priorities.

You Have:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree OR 5+ years of experience directly related to the responsibilities of the role.
  • At least 2-4 years of experience in a related field; preferably an administration environment performing duties similar to the above.
  • Knowledge of federal agency regulations, policies and procedures, circulars, laws and federal acquisition regulations applicable to sponsored programs.
  • Computer aptitude, including word processing and spreadsheet development.
  • Knowledge of standard administrative procedures and office equipment.

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