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Washington University of St. Louis Grants Specialist I - Biomedical Engineering - 50086 in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week. Department Name/Job Location This position is in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. This position is for the Danforth Campus in the School of Engineering. Essential Functions POSITION SUMMARY: The Grants Specialist I works on pre-award activities with moderate supervision and may assist with post award activities with supervision/oversight. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Assist Principal Investigator (PI) with obtaining potential grant applications/instructions. Assist PI in compiling and submitting grant proposals according to established agency/university guidelines. Prepare and review all agency forms for submission. Enter grant budgeting documents into University system and agency on line application systems. Track and maintain online database of grants submitted, awarded, rejected, etc. 2. Work with grants office to ensure that all funds are set up in a timely manner; prepare necessary project advances, no-cost extensions, and ensure that funds set up accurately and carried forward as appropriate. 3. Coordinate/enter subcontract requests, work with OSRS to ensure timely implementation of contracts and subcontracts by examining and supplying the necessary documents and information to OSRS. 4. Organize and determine proper action plans, including the oversight for advanced alerts to PIs of upcoming deadlines for continuation, competitive renewals, progress reports, etc. 5. Ensure that human and animal study protocols are associated with the applicable proposal or award. 6. Coordinate transfer of PI grant files into Wash U and to new institutions or new departments. 7. Coordinate the necessary support with internal and external requests for grant-related information (i.e. current bio sketches, trainee information, human/animal protocol approvals, and other support). 8. Create, address, and process correspondence of low to moderate complexity with granting agencies (i.e. inquiries, carry forward requests, change in effort requests, no cost extensions, equipment purchase, and budget reallocation requests). 9. Obtain signatures and forward grant financial status reports to Principal Investigator and senior leadership. Update grants lists monthly or when new fund numbers are received. Organize and maintain electronic and hard copy grant files. 10. Assist senior leadership with special projects as requested. May assist with monitoring grant accounts and processing budget adjustments. 11. Perform other duties as assigned. Required Qualifications Equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with three years of experience in accounting, preferably in grant/sponsored accounting or seven years of combined education and related experience. Preferred Qualifications * Knowledge of AIS, HRMS, RAPS, FOCUS, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office, PC, PDS, SUBS, agency guidelines, etc. * Experience in grants administration. * Experience with Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel, PC. * Working knowledge of standard accounting procedures. * Ability to utilize computerized accounting systems. * Effective analytic skills. * Effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Salary Range The hiring range for this position is $21.18 - $26.99 per hour. Pre-Employment Screening All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening. Benefits This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: https://wustl.box.com/s/8wkhs25yssf0775x9d6nd6vqa7obpth7. EOE Statement Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. Job Title: Grants Specialist I - Biomedical Engineering - 50086 Job ID: 50086 Location: Danforth - Main Campus Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular