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Grant Program Manager - Translational Molecular Pathology

Translational Molecular Path 149100
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The primary purpose of the Grant Program Manager position is to provide administrative oversight and research administration support for TMP’s basic science faculty members. This position supports multiple complex grant activities for the department and impacts the capability of the TMP PIs to reach their scientific and administrative goals.



Caring Behaviors

  • Courtesy: Is respectful and courteous to each other at all times.
  • Friendliness/Teamwork: Promotes and rewards teamwork and inclusiveness; is sensitive to the concerns of our patients and our co-workers.

Integrity Behaviors

  • Reliability: Communicates frequently, honestly and openly.
  • Accountability: Holds self and others accountable for practicing our values.
  • Safety: Models safe behavior (wears badge and personal protective equipment, washes hands, and keeps work area clean and orderly); Notices a safety concern or emergency, understands role and uses proper procedures to report it; Mitigates risk to the institution through sound business practices; Demonstrates ethical and personal responsibility in work and behavior

Discovery Behaviors

  • Responsiveness: By his/her actions, creates an environment of trust; Encourages learning, creativity and new ideas.
  • Personal Leadership/Self-Initiative: Helps others to identify and solve problems; Seeks personal growth and enables others to do so.




Pre Award Administration   •Manages grant administration for the research faculty of the Department of Translational Molecular Pathology.
•Submits proposals for high volume research department to include, collection of required documents, budget development and justification, COIs, PI guidance from start to finish of application and adherence to all sponsor and institutional guidelines.
•Develops and reviews all grants for accuracy and compliance in department before submission to OSP.
•Communicates with the Office of Grants and Contracts, Office of Research Administration and NIH regarding grant preparation/submission, including sub-contracts, core grants, etc.
•Completes JIT, progress reports and other ad hoc sponsor requests.
•Communicates with personnel at other institutions (sub contracts) regarding deadlines, budgets and other requirements for division collaborative grants.


Post Award Adminstration  •Reviews grant and contract awards for restrictions and special conditions and relays this to the award recipient.
•Evaluates the Principal Investigator’s research plan, purchases and personnel to determine if compliance has been met, budget is spent according to proposed budget and milestones are submitted and or met.
•Meets with faculty routinely to determine their research needs for both grant support and general funding.
•Monitors, audits and advises on the reallocation of funds and transfer of expenses as deemed appropriate according to NIH and sponsoring agency policies and deadlines. Provide quarterly financial reviews to faculty receiving external funding.
•Manage many complex funding sources to ensure fiscal support of lab personnel and their required activities.
•Update and review program income analysis annually to ensure that prices are covering service costs.
•Work with many different teams (departmental, financial, lab, upper leadership and external groups and sponsors) to ensure the successful execution of the award.
•Works with Grants and Contracts Accounting and NIH in assisting in the transfer of existing grants from the former institution.



Research Administration   • Manages effort reporting for the department.
•Meet quarterly with Principal Investigators in collaboration with the Finance Team to proactively review grant funding status, research personnel support and deadlines and to ensure compliance with prior approval requirements of each funding agency.

Other duties as assigned

Bachelor's degree. Two years of grant management experience such as grant writing, grant submission and financial administration and one year of lead or supervisory experience. May substitute required education degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one year basis. Successful completion of the LEADing Self Accelerate program may substitute for one year of required supervisory or management experience. Must pass pre-employment skills test as required and administered by Human Resources. 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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