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Grants and Contracts Specialist

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

Location: Upper East Side

Org Unit: Medicine

Work Days: Monday-Friday

Exemption Status: Exempt

Position Summary

Under general supervision, the Grants and Contracts Specialist provides a full range of administrative, financial and other support associated with pre- and post-award sponsored research activities and services on routine sponsored projects such as federal grants, foundation grants, and industrial contracts.

Job Responsibilities
  • Reviews and reconciles accounts, financial transactions, documentation and/or financial reports. Investigates and corrects discrepancies. Escalates issues as needed.
  • Coordinates pre- and post-award activities for all sponsored research projects, including training grants.
  • Generates reports for dissemination to departmental administrators and staff.
  • Assists in reconciling budget to actual expense activity for all grants and contracts.
  • Coordinates the administration and submission of research grant and contract applications.
  • Provides administrative support with grant transactions including the review and approval of purchases/charges and reconciliation of accounts; payment requests; submission of Change of Funding requests; and preparation of expenditure correction requests.
  • May assist faculty with new funding opportunities.
  • High School Diploma
  • Bachelor's degree is preferred.
  • Approximately 3 years of related experience, preferably within the medical research field.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills.
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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