Research Administrator - Grant and Contracts

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Job Location
Seattle, WA
Job Description

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At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch's pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer with minimal side effects. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation's first and largest cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women's Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network.

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This position serves as the primary point of contact for pre- and post-award grant and contract administration for the Biostatistics & Biomathematics program, working with and mentoring the Grant & Contract Coordinator. Under the direction of the Administrative Program Manager, this position will also provide project management and support faculty in their research portfolios, and support for the Administrative Program Manager as requested.
The incumbent reports to the Administrative Program Manager. This individual will have responsibility for independently managing all aspects of pre- and post-award grant and contract administration in support of the program faculty's research portfolios. Special skills and knowledge are applied in managing these responsibilities; independent judgement is used in interpreting grant/contract requirements and Division/Center policies and in providing on-going training and mentoring the grant & contract assistant/coordinator.

Specific job duties include, but are not limited to:
- Coordinate and manage submission of all grant/cooperative agreement/subaward applications, prior approvals, renewals, and closeout processes.
- Develop and monitor project budgets, including long-term projections, ensuring that all financial allocations and expenditures are in accordance with grant/contract guidelines, and provide Administrative Program Manager with monthly budget forecasts.
- Serve as project administrator and liaison, representing the project and investigators to other Center departments, collaborators, affiliated individuals or institutions, and outside organizations.
- Issue, monitor, and approve expenditures for multiple subawards, tracking performance and timelines in partnership with the Administrative Program Manager and, as appropriate, with the individual investigators.
- In collaboration with the Technical Editor/Administrative Support Specialist, ensure all work in each Investigator's portfolio is in compliance with IRO and Technology - Transfer by developing (or coordinating) new and renewal IRB applications and processing data use agreements.

Required knowledge/skills/abilities:
- Ability to maintain big picture view of the program and each investigator's research portfolio, while intimately understanding intricacies of each project.
- Knowledge of and ability to interpret NIH grants policy, including public access publication policies.
- Budgeting experience and forecasting skills.
- Ability to relate scope of work to financial needs and requirements.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to recognize potential internal and external impact of decisions, communications, and plans.
- Ability to work independently, but recognize when to consult appropriate individuals.
- Flexible collaborator who can quickly shift focus as needs arise.

Preferred knowledge/skills/abilities:
- Knowledge of Center policies and procedures.
- Previous experience with data use agreements and data-focused IRB applications.
- Previous experience working with international collaborators.
- Previous experience training and/or mentoring grant coordinator

Education/Experience required:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience. At least 4 years of progressively complex administrative experience focusing on grant and contract administration, pre-and post-award grant management. Strong computer skills. Exceptional communication skills. Experience in budget preparation, monitoring, and projections.

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