Grants & Contracts Specialist at The University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Other 4 days ago.





Job Description:

Department



BSD OBG - Award Administration



About the Department



The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has 114 clinical providers, providing care at the main hospital in Hyde Park and seven off site locations. We have more than 60,000 outpatient visits, 25,000 ultrasound visits, 2,800 deliveries, and 3,000 gynecological surgeries per year. Teaching, research and the highest quality clinical care are top priorities for the Department. The residency and fellowship programs are highly ranked and have a history of training leaders in healthcare. The Department also has a significant research enterprise, engaging in population health studies, as well as research conducted in wet laboratories on tumor biology, fibroid research, and hypertensive diseases in pregnancy. Additionally, the Section of Family Planning has established a unique research center, CI3, which focuses on reproductive policy and innovations in sexual and reproductive health. The department was ranked #12 on the 2020-2021 U.S. News & World Report for Gynecology. The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at the University of Chicago provides a wide range of medical and surgical treatments for ocular disorders involving infants, children, and adults. Our faculty offers a full range of ophthalmic services including comprehensive ophthalmic care, refraction and contact lens fitting, pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus, cornea, cataract and external diseases, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, oculoplastics and orbital surgery, uveitis, vitreoretinal diseases and surgery, and ocular oncology. We have a fully accredited residency training program and offer a two-year vitreoretinal surgery fellowship. The University of Chicago Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine is a recognized leader in orthopaedic medicine. Our program is one of the top in the nation, and growing every year. Providing excellent clinical care is directly tied to research and to educating future orthopaedic surgeons today. Basic, clinical, and translational research in orthopaedic science inspires us to create new knowledge and innovative approaches to treatments.



Job Summary



The job provides professional support for pre-award and/or post-award activities relating to grant and contract proposals and funding within a department or unit. Pre-award activities include research, preparing applications, and editing proposals. Post-award activities include compliance monitoring, payment processing, and salary allocations. Performs work with moderate guidance and utilizes knowledge of University and business drivers.



Responsibilities



  • Seeks new avenues for funding and grant opportunities and ensures that notices of relevant opportunities are brought to faculty attention. Works with faculty, residents, fellows and students to draft proposal budgets and prepare grant applications in accordance with University needs, sponsor guidelines and University policies, with a moderate level of guidance and direction.

  • Assists with progress reports, non-competing applications, amendments, subawards, sponsored consulting agreements and budgeting. Responsible for all data entry and preparation of grant reports and trend analysis.

  • Reviews all applications against University guidelines, in addition to drafting progress reports, non-competing applications, amendments, and budgeting. Responsible for all data entry and preparation of grant reports and trend analysis.

  • Handles straightforward post-award activities including account creations, regulatory and compliance monitoring, salary allocations, effort reporting, grant projections, cost allocations, cost center charges, equipment inventory, invoice preparation, grant closing process, and account closing.

  • Prepares summaries of grants and effort allocations for Principal Investigators, meets with them and responds to their questions. Coordinates with other departments/units/divisions regarding multi investigator grants. Serves as department contact for annual audits and agency site visits.

  • Performs other related work as needed.




Minimum Qualifications




Education:

Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

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Work Experience:


Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

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Certifications:





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Preferred Qualifications




Education:



  • Bachelor's degree or other degree in field relevant to research administration, finances




Preferred Competencies



  • Organizational skills.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Analytical skills required.

  • Problem-solving skills required.

  • Verbal and written communication skills required.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team required.




Working Conditions



  • Ability to lift boxes weighing 5 lb




Application Documents



  • Resume (required)

  • Cover Letter (preferred)



When applying, the document(s) MUSTbe uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.



Job Family



Financial Management



Role Impact



Individual Contributor



FLSA Status



Exempt



Pay Frequency



Monthly



Scheduled
Weekly Hours



40



Benefits Eligible



Yes



COVID-19 Vaccination or Approved Medical or Religious Exemption Required



Yes



Drug Test Required



No



Health Screen Required



No



Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required



No



Posting Statement



Effective October 15, 2021, the University of Chicago requires COVID vaccination for all students, faculty, and staff members. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons.


The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.


Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.


We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.


All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history. A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment. Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.


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