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Senior Grants Specialist

Weill Cornell Medicine
Job Location:
New York, New York
Sponsored Programs, Grants, and Contracts
Title: Senior Grants Specialist

Location: Midtown

Org Unit: Contracts

Work Days: Monday-Friday

Exemption Status: Exempt

Position Summary

Provides customer-focused support to WCM faculty and administrators for pre-award and non-financial post-award management of sponsored project proposals and awards.

Job Responsibilities
  • Serves as grants and contracts subject-matter expert in support of a number of Departments' and Principal Investigators' grants and contracts portfolio.
  • Reviews funding proposals to ensure accuracy and compliance with sponsor and institutional policies and requirements.
  • Reviews and submits Just-in-Time (JIT) and other post-award sponsor requests, as well as annual reports and closeout reports.
  • Liaises with sponsors and federal officers, both throughout the pre-award phase and during award management and closeout.
  • Collaborates with staff and other central offices in a fast-paced and deadline driven environment.
  • Assists with proposal development and submission of a wide variety of funding opportunities; from highly complex grant mechanisms to standard research grants, career development awards, and fellowships.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge and expertise in federal state private agencies' regulations and policies and stays abreast of new laws and OMB circulars which affect sponsored program activities.
  • Serves as the liaison between sponsors and WCM for research processing operations including pre-award and non-financial post-award requirements and reports.
  • Independently researches answers to complex grant submission questions; escalates as needed.
  • Prepares and presents training programs, including power point presentations, for faculty and department administrators.
  • Provides sound judgement and ability to make decisions in the manager's absence.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Degree pursuing candidates may be considered based on years of experience.
  • Approximately 2 years of experience in higher education.
  • Approximately 2+ years in Grants and Research Administration.
  • Higher/Advanced Educational studies (Degree pursuing or Continuing Education) is highly desired.
  • Healthcare knowledge-clinical setting, administration or operations is highly desired.
  • Research Integrity (Conflicts, IRB, DSMB, IBC, IACUC, etc.) policy knowledge is preferred.
  • Institutional research experience a plus.
  • Knowledge of system-to-system platforms a plus.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to work independently, under minimal supervision.
  • Self-starter with demonstrated ability to work both independently as well as with a team.
  • Ability to handle multiple simultaneous demands and prioritize work.
  • Effective organizational and time management skills, including the ability to meet deadlines and function effectively in a high volume work environment.
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Excellent English language skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a high-pressure, complex environment.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office Suite and database applications.
  • Ability to review contract details and apply appropriate language.
Licenses and Certifications

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

Standard office work.

Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world. Our doctors and scientists-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization-are engaged in world-class clinical care and cutting-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U.S. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients - the center of everything we do. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Weill Cornell Medicine provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.
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