Position Details

Department: BNI Research
Category: Research
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 536950
Date Posted: 11/18/2020
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

This position is responsible for overseeing the grants and contracts for the Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI) at Phoenix Childrens Hospital research and sponsored programs. This position will assist the investigators and staff with the grant application process, reviewing and administering all of the clinical and translational laboratory neurosciences research of the growing enterprise throughout the complete grant development process from pre-award through post award administration, including, but not limited to, the review and Institutional sign-off on all proposals and grant related correspondence. This position requires effective collaboration with Accounting and Finance departments, Office of Research, and/or Institute staff in the preparation of program budgets, budget modifications, contracts, and preparation of the Research Divisions progress and financial reports. This position also provides the opportunity and responsibility for program development and growth by assisting and identifying federal, state, and other grants as well as for the review of contracts and negotiation of contracts for BNI at PCH.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Assist the Director, Research Coordination and Education in research oversight and business related issues related to Neuroscience research such as grant management, development of inter-institutional and intra-institutional financial contracts, materials transfer and data sharing agreements, oversee financial management of clinical trials, and monitor and report on the financial, budgetary, and regulatory issues.
    • oOversees the Kronos submissions bi-weekly of the research staff.
    • oMaintains documentation of proposals, tracks financial metrics and outcomes, and produces related reports. Ensures grant proposal compliance.
    • oDevelops, in collaboration with the other members of the team, the non-science documents for proposal submission (i.e. budget, budget narrative, facilities narrative, inclusion of minorities, protection of human subjects, etc).
    • oDisseminate compliance information to research and administrative staff.
    • oReview/reconcile monthly BNI Research and Foundation Summary Sheets.
    • oPrepare and submit annually the BNI Research Budget to PCH Finance.
    • oProvides reports related to research and funding opportunities on a regular basis
  2. Serves as lead contact for providing assistance with pre- and post-award activities for BNI research grants. Specializes in regulatory requirements of funding agencies, contract administration, transfers and changes, interactions with other institutions, and other related matters. Has primary responsibility for promoting funding opportunity awareness among BNI staff, and for maintaining currency with electronic research administration needs and spearheading responses. Is responsible for communicating BNI and PCH policies and procedures to Investigators.
    • oWorks with the Office of Research to electronically submit grant and fellowship applications to external sponsors on behalf of BNI.
    • oServes as liaison with external funding agency staff on grant-related administrative issues throughout the proposal submission and award acceptance processes. Reviews terms and conditions of awards for acceptability and compliance with applicable institutional policies and guidelines; negotiates terms with sponsors as needed.
    • oWorks with the Finance Department to oversee the post-award financial grants management, including communication with external sponsors including budget reallocations, reporting and request for carry forwards.
    • oWork with the PCH Foundation in proposal submission activities, including budget assistance reviewing grant budgets for inclusion in proposals.
    • oObtains and coordinates the preparation of required forms for the proposals, checking all proposal budgets for accuracy, and ensuring that they are prepared according to agency guidelines.
  3. Formulates BNIs policies and aligns procedures for grants administration with the office of research.
  4. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Bachelor`s in Finance, Accounting or Business with an emphasis on healthcare finance Required
2. Masters in Finance, Accounting or Business with an emphasis on healthcare finance Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Experience with submitting federal grants (NIH, CDC, FDA) Required
2. Experience with a not-for-profit research institute subject to A-122 Preferred
3. Post award grants and contracts administration/accounting requirements including a working knowledge of OMB Circulars A-122, A-133, and A-110, NIH policy guidelines, and cost accounting standards, and ability to interpret of policies and special terms and conditions of awards, budget reallocations, no cost extensions, carry-over of funds, etc. Preferred
4. 3 or more years experience supervising and managing multiple research projects, budgets and financial activities Required
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Certified Research Administrator (CRA) Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
Special Skills
1. Strong organization skills, especially as related to collection and communication of complex information Required
2. Ability to work independently Required
3. Proficiency using MS Word, Excel and Access Required
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Constantly
2. Physical Requirement - Hearing Frequently
3. Physical Requirement - Reaching Occasionally
4. Physical Requirement - Sitting Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Standing Frequently
6. Physical Requirement - Talking Frequently
7. Physical Requirement - Walking Occasionally
8. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Constantly
9. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Occasionally
10. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Occasionally
11. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Constantly
12. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
13. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
14. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Confined areas Applicable
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