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SCHOOL/UNIT DESCRIPTION:
The Ginzton Laboratory houses the research operations of 20 Principal Investigators, 25 staff scientists, 200+ graduate students, 25 post docs, 25 support staff and numerous visitors. The Ginzton Laboratory is an interdisciplinary research lab that explores the most exciting and productive areas at the overlap between engineering and the sciences. The combination of science and engineering gives new concepts, understanding, and rigor from science, the stimulus of challenging and important problems from engineering, and the depth of engineering technology to enable advanced scientific experiments. Strong opportunities come from the overlap of three scientific and engineering fields - quantum science and engineering, photonic science and engineering, and nanoscience and engineering. These are embedded in an environment that encourages and explores applications from other fields, such as sensing, communications, information processing, biology and medicine, energy, and the environment.

Our VPDoR Diversity Journey:

  • We create a hub of innovation through the power of diversity of disciplines and people.
  • We provide equitable access and opportunity to all members of the community in order to do their best work, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
  • We listen to and value all colleagues who bring diverse perspectives to the advancement and development of a respectful community.
  • We promote a culture of belonging, equity, and safety.
  • We embed these values in excellence of education, research, and operation.

POSITION SUMMARY:
Ginzton Laboratory has an exciting opportunity to join our research administration and financial management team. We are seeking a Grant Manager to work under general supervision of the Research and Administration Manager to manage the proposal preparation and post award activities on grants, contracts, federal and non-federal grants, both routine and complex. This position is responsible for ensuring compliance with sponsor and university policies and guidelines and will manage the entire life cycle of awards. This includes financial forecasting and reporting, interpreting, and communicating department, university and sponsor processes and policy, reviewing and approving financial transactions, reviewing expenditure statements and making corrections when necessary, and for serving as a department resource on research administration. 

This is a busy position requiring a high level of professionalism, productivity, accuracy, initiative, sound judgement and decision making, attention to detail and follow-through. We are seeking an experienced Grant Manager with a background in pre and post award management, a very strong customer-service and work ethic, excellent communication and technical skills, a collaborative problem-solver, and who interacts well with all levels in a culturally diverse population. This position will also work closely with four other research administrator team members who directly support the financial portfolio of 20 active faculty members and emeriti. We welcome you to apply to work on our team of engaged and collaborative team members who strive for continued growth to be the best we can be. 


CORE DUTIES:

  • Participate with principal investigator in the preparation of the administrative components of proposals within parameters of sponsored and non-sponsored research guidelines. Oversee and communicate submission process, both paper and electronic; review documents for completeness and compliance.
  • Develop, prepare, and finalize project budgets, and provide budget justification.
  • Serve as liaison and active partner between principal investigators, Office of Sponsored Research, research groups, and other departments; respond to sponsor inquiries.  
  • Collaborate with Office of Sponsored Research to ensure awards are set up properly and cost-sharing requirements are fulfilled; initiate cost transfers.
  • Review and approve expenditures, advise on post award spending and commitment activity, and oversee compliance related to fund and revenue
  • Develop and communicate reports supporting project status; create effective forecasting and decision aides.
  • Participate in contract closeout process; submit final reports and certificates. Compile information and documents needed for audit inquiries.
  • Understand, apply, and advise on university and government policies for projects.
  • Serve as a resource on subject area and overall technical resource to principal investigator and other university staff.
  • Participate in and contribute to process improvements. Lead other staff in group projects
  • May participate as a mentor and provide cross-training as needed.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree and three years of job-related experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Basic knowledge of governmental regulations
  • Ability to understand, interpret, and communicate policies and procedures.
  • Excellent oral, written, and communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills; demonstrated proficiency in Excel and web-based tools.
  • Strong accounting skills; knowledge of accounting principles.
  • Ability to complete Cardinal Curriculum I and II within first year in role
  • Knowledge of procurement needs, including sole-sourcing, cost analysis, vendor requirements, and small business reporting.
  • Knowledge of property management requirements related to Stanford or non-Stanford title of equipment and fabrications.
  • Competency in project management.
  • Extreme attention to detail.
  • Ability to work well independently, but also to seek or offer assistance when needed.
  • Ability to review a proposal or manage a project with understanding of the overall scope and goal of each sponsored project.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills. 

Certifications and Licenses:

  • Cardinal Curriculum I and II must be completed to remain in this position.
  • Certified Accountant or Auditor or similar credential desired. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
  • Occasionally use a telephone
  • Rarely lift, carry, push, and pull objects weighing 11-20 pounds. 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • May work flexible/hybrid work schedule. 

WORK STANDARDS:

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
     

The expected pay range for this position is $85,000 to $108,000 per annum.

Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.

At Stanford University, base pay represents only one aspect of the comprehensive rewards package. The Cardinal at Work website (https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/benefits-rewards) provides detailed information on Stanford’s extensive range of benefits and rewards offered to employees. Specifics about the rewards package for this position may be discussed during the hiring process.

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The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact Stanford University Human Resources at stanfordelr@stanford.edu. For all other inquiries, please submit a contact form.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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