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POST DATE 8/19/2016
END DATE 2/14/2017

The University of Chicago Campus - Hyde Park, IL

Campus - Hyde Park, IL
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Under general supervision, coordinates pre-award and post-award activities relating to contract funding of the Genomic Data Commons and related projects. Pre-award activities include coordinating active grant management, submitting research proposals, progress reports, and renewal amendments, ensures timely submission of technical reports, just-in-time documentation, no-cost extensions, and agency required budgeting items. Assembles required documentation and manages execution of sub-award, sponsored consulting agreements, amendments. Proactively identifies potential sources of funding. Post-award activity includes, but is not limited to, account creation, regulatory and compliance monitoring, salary allocations and effort reporting, grant projections, cost allocations, cost center charges, equipment inventory, invoice preparation, grant closing process and account closing. Prepares detail expense budgets based on awarded funds from the agency. Allocates, authorizes, monitors, and controls expenses. Maintains accounts including oversight, reconciliation, and error correction. Submits cost transfers/ late cost transfers, as necessary. Performs financial forecasting. Coordinates submission of closing memos to ensure timely submission of FSR.
Understands regulations and guidelines related to various awarding agencies. Prepares summaries of grants, effort allocations, and other reports for Principal Investigators, Center Director, and Center Administrator.
Meets regularly with Principal Investigator regarding grant portfolio and expense allocation. Responds to Principal Investigator questions. Coordinates with other departments/ units/ divisions regarding multi investigator grants. Communicates status of faculty accounts to supervisor and other appropriate parties on a regular basis. May also oversee analysis and oversight of center's gifts and renewal accounts. Serves as department contact for annual audits and agency site visits. Interacts with University Research Administration, Faculty, Department Pre-Award Staff, Department Human Resources, Pre/Post Award staff in other departments and Financial Services Office personnel.
Perform related duties as assigned.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.

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