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Grant Program Coordinator - Investigational Cancer Therapeutics

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Accounting/Finance
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Invest. Cancer Therapeutics 600723
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139303 Requisition #
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The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

The primary purpose of the Grant Program Coordinator position is to provides support to the grant process for large-scale grants and/or multiple grants.  Impacts the capability of the department or program to reach its scientific and administrative goals.

Key Functions

  1. Day-to-day grant operations in the department.
    • Serve as a primary contact for Grants and Contracts Accounting concerning policy changes and the resolution of active grant related issues.
    • Participate in the management and coordination of developing and submitting grant applications.
    • Coordinate monthly meetings to discuss grant progress and overall goals.  Follow-up on issues identified.
    • Take and prepare detailed and accurate meeting minutes, as assigned.
  • Coordinate the compilation of all grant-related meeting presentations and handouts.  The appearance of presentations should be based on a common template, so that the final product is a reflection of the close interaction among the investigators and other program personnel.
  • Participate in the preparation of presentations, to include slides, handouts, posters, etc., for department faculty.
    • Compose grant-related correspondence as necessary and route appropriately.
    • Oversee the maintenance of up-to-date percents of effort for principal and co-investigators.
  • Notify the NCI Grants Specialist and M. D. Anderson Grants and Contracts Accounting of changes to percent of effort for investigators and changes of Principal Investigators/Core Leaders.
    • Maintain detailed, up-to-date files.
    • Act as an information resource to investigators and staff.
    • Maintain an up-to-date list of grant publications.
  1. Competing/non-competing applications and the submission of grant-related reports.
    • Maintain familiarity with NIH forms and requirements. Serve as an expert resource for faculty and staff in regard to all application and reporting related issues.  Provide ongoing information concerning changes in federal policy, institutional and divisional initiatives, etc., to relevant department staff and grant investigators.
    • Establish timelines and ensure prompt submission of necessary materials from co-investigators. Request necessary updates from co-investigators in a timely manner.
    • Coordinate the receipt of materials and prepare necessary reports, including annual reports.
    • Oversee preparation of Other Support for all investigators on annual non-competing applications and check for accuracy.
    • Oversee preparation of Biographical Sketches for new key personnel added to the annual non-competing application and check for accuracy.
    • Participate in the accurate preparation of all grant forms and appendices.
    • Act as liaison with investigators, institutional officials, and granting agency officials to ensure good communication and timely submission. Serve as a primary contact for the Office of Research Administration concerning policy changes and the resolution of grant submission issues.
    • Distribute application copies and other materials as needed in a timely manner.
    • Ensure that the information collected is accurate, reflects the requested information, and is provided in accordance with specified guidelines.
    • Meet on a regular basis with the Assoc. Director, Res. Planning & Devel. to discuss status of projects and grant issues in order to maintain a consistent dialog and united focus.
  1. Planning and coordination assistance for grant initiatives, interactions, and activities.
  • Identify and implement strategies to enhance investigator collaboration and interchange between the basic and clinical scientists.
  • Ensure compliance with all general, governmental, and NCI regulations and requirements.
    • Coordinate special seminars and programs.
    • Serve as a resource to others who participate in the grant process.
  1. Other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions

This position requires:

Working in Office Environment

 

No

 

X

Yes

Working in Patient Care Unit (e.g. Nursing unit; outpatient clinic)

X

No

 

 

Yes

Exposure to human/animal blood, body fluids, or tissues

X

No

 

 

Yes

Exposure to harmful chemicals                       

X

No

 

 

Yes

Exposure to radiation

X

No

 

 

Yes

Exposure to animals

X

No

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Physical Demands

Indicate the time required to do each of the following physical demands:

 

Time Spent

Never

0%

Occasionally

1-33%

Frequently

34-66%

Continuously

67-100%

Standing

 

X

 

 

Walking

 

X

 

 

Sitting

 

 

 

X

Reaching

 

X

 

 

Lifting/Carrying

 

Up to 10 lbs

 

 

X

 

 

10lbs to 50 lbs

 

X

 

 

 

More than 50 lbs

X

 

 

 

Pushing/Pulling

 

Up to 10 lbs

 

 

X

 

 

10lbs to 50 lbs

 

X

 

 

 

More than 50 lbs

X

 

 

 

Use computer/keyboard

 

 

 

X

 

Education

Required: Bachelor's degree.

Experience

Required: Three years of extensive administrative experience. May substitute required education degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one year basis.

Preferred: Experience working with grants.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

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