Human Resources Employment Opportunities

Grant and Business Manager

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Position Type: Staff Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Ctr for Prsnl Cancer Therapy
Pay Grade: 32
Date opened: Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Eastern Daylight Time

General Summary: 

This position will provide key research administration, grants management, human resources, and daily operational support for the Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy (CPCT),  and grants management support for the The University of Massachusetts, Boston - Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center U54 Comprehensive Partnership for Cancer Disparities Research. The goals of the CPCT are to build capacity and research infrastructure at UMass Boston; function as an academic/industry hybrid, provide UMass Boston students with skills suitable for academic careers or employment in regional biomedical industry, and diversify the local Life Sciences.  The goals of the U54 Partnership is to promote basic/translational cancer research and cancer disparities research

Examples of Duties: 

  • Responsible for managing human resources-associated activities of the Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy (CPCT); including research investigators, post-doctoral research fellows, pre-doctoral students, lab   technicians and students; responsible for administering all student appointments, as well as financial requirements and issues for pre-doctoral students; work with the College of Science and Mathematics (CSM), as well as university departments to ensure that all staff and students are hired appropriately and receive access for all required systems, labs and computers; 
  • Responsible for supporting the financial and operational needs of the CPCT, including administering subsidiary accounts, sales and service accounts, seed, RTF accounts and all sponsored program accounts; provide oversight of all center purchasing and equipment for research laboratories; responsible for running monthly reports for department and grant accounts; maintain monthly spreadsheets of all accounts and upload grant reports monthly for faculty review;
  • Collaborate with Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP) and center/department faculty on all grant-related activities, including grant preparation, submission, account setting, implementation and monitoring; serve as main point of contact for all new grant accounts and post-award issues; oversee and edit grant database and maintain financial and personnel records as per sponsor regulations;
  • Provide post-award sponsored program services by assisting PIs in monitoring project expenditures; obtain necessary financial reports; procure goods and services and report time and effort commitments; prepare and submit programmatic reports and closeout projects; 
  • Provide on-going research laboratory support, including IACUC and IRB support; coordinate that all necessary faculty and staff have completed training and certifications for animal research, as well as human subjects – biomedical and health sciences; assist with minor changes and document transmissions/uploads within the IRB system;
  • Prepare and oversee contractual agreements, as well as journal entries, disbursement vouchers and vendor add forms; work directly with purchasing agents, as well as the Office of Contracts and Compliance and ORSP to assist with the execution of contracts; process and/or delegate travel and out-of-pocket expenses for reimbursement; manage and reconcile corporate and travel cards
  • Prepare and ship packages and equipment for the laboratories; submit orders for mice in accordance with approved IACUC animal protocols and animal limits; coordinate appropriate documents for incoming animal shipment from outside sources; 
  • Collaborate with Public Safety to manage the access of faculty, researchers and students for departmental labs and spaces in the ISC and the Science Center;
  • Responsible for coordinating symposia, conferences and meetings for the CPCT, including all communication, publicity and food arrangements; 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of five-seven (5-7) years of experience in an academic and/or research setting is required.  Knowledge of sponsored project financial reporting procedures and grant administration policies and regulations strongly preferred.  Experience working with PeopleSoft preferred.  

  • Knowledge of various administrative software applications and programs, including Microsoft Office;
  • Knowledge of sponsored project financial reporting procedures;
  • Knowledge in grantsmanship/contract management principles and sponsored proposal and award policies and procedures, particularly those of the National Science Foundation and National Institute of Health;
  • Ability to plan and manage multiple projects simultaneously and balance priorities;
  • Ability to manage complex tasks under time constraints, while maintaining strong attention to detail;
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a team capacity with a broad range of staff to accomplish departmental, program and university goals; 
  • Ability to successfully contribute to the smooth operations and efficient financial management of the center;  
  • Ability to approach the position in a results-oriented sense of responsibility, collegiality and collaboration; 
  • Ability to respond tactfully and professionally to the needs of the departments; 
  • Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and to respond efficiently and effectively to new, last minute and/or revised requests; 
  • Ability to use independent judgment, work with discretion and be entrusted with confidential information; 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including the capacity to work cooperatively with a wide range of individuals;
  • Strong analytical, organizational and problem solving skills;
  • Strong commitment to customer support. 

Application Instructions: 

Please apply online with your resume, cover letter and list of three professional references.

Review of candidates will begin following the application closing date. 

Only Internal candidates in the Professional Staff Bargaining Unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting.  All other candidates will be considered after that period. 

Salary Ranges for the appropriate Pay Grade can be found at the following link: 

Salary Ranges

This is an exempt position.  

All official salary offers must be approved by Human Resources.

Applications close: Eastern Daylight Time

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