National Institute on Aging

Brown University — Grants and Contracts Manager

Job Description:

Brown Engineering is a unique place, which emphasizes the power of interdisciplinary thought and recognizes that engineering is intertwined with every aspects of our lives.  Under the new leadership of Dean Tejal Desai, we are seeking to expand the School of Engineering’s world class research portfolio.  The Grants and Contracts Manager will play a key role in helping our faculty secure and conduct world class research.

Your Role and Responsibilities
In this exciting opportunity, the Grants and Contracts Manager assists in supervising and growing our team of Research Administrators to support the University double its current research.  The incumbent maintains a deep level of advanced knowledge of principles, practices and procedures used in research administration. This position provides high‐level comprehensive pre‐ and post‐ award management and financial services to the School of Engineering’s (SoE) Research Administration office, faculty, students and staff.  This individual will advise Principal Investigators on best practices to achieve an effective, quality proposal and/or post-award management (e.g., forecasting) in addition to regularly applying comprehensive knowledge of the sponsored project lifecycle.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or STEM preferred.

5 to 7 years of finance and budget experience and research administration experience or equivalent combination of education/experience.

Technical And Professional Expertise
Experience with complex, multi-faceted or non-standard proposals, both federal and non-federal sponsors (ex. NIH, NSF, DOD, DARPA, DOE)

Familiarity with eRA Commons, ASSIST, and/or preferred.

Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Programs; particularly Excel (Word & PowerPoint), Google Docs, Web based programs and tools.

Excellent administrative and organizational skills and the ability to prioritize own workload, and workload of others.  Strong time management and critical thinking skills.

Must be able to work with large volumes of work, multiple project deadlines, and diverse personalities.

Brown University offers a flexible work/life balance; summer hours, winter break and a comprehensive Benefits package including time off, annual paid holidays; benefits offerings including health, dental, vision, tuition assistance, retirement, wellness, employee discounts and more.  To learn about Brown University’s benefits, visit the UHR web page here for further information.

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check and education verification.

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Job Posting Title:
Grants and Contracts Manager

School of Engineering

Grade 10

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Full time

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Position Classification:
Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:
In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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EEO Statement:
Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

As an EEO/AA employer, Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, and caste, which is protected by our University policies.

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