Research Finance Specialist (Multiple Openings)

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Opportunities are eligible for flexible work arrangements (hybrid or remote with the ability to travel onsite as needed).

Stanford University, School of Medicine is hiring multiple Grants Administrators to work under minimal supervision to manage the proposal preparation and/or post award activities on grants, contracts, program projects, and federal grants, both routine and complex.

 

Duties include:

  • 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.

* - Other duties may also be assigned

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor's degree and three years of job related experience, or combination of education and 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 analyses, 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 & LICENSES:

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

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

  • Frequently sit, grasp lightly, use fine manipulation and perform desk-based computer tasks, lift, carry, push and pull objects weighing up to ten pounds.
  • Occasionally stand, walk, grasp forcefully, use a telephone, write by hand and sort and file paperwork or parts.
  • Rarely lift, carry, push and pull objects weighing 11-20 pounds.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

 

As an organization that receives federal funding, Stanford University has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement that will apply to all university employees, including those working remotely in the United States and applicable subcontractors.

To learn more about COVID policies and guidelines for Stanford University Staff, please visit this link.

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