• Dept Grants Mgmt Spec III

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/2/2018 11:21 AM)
    Job ID
    Research Administration
    full time
  • Overview

    Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has an exciting opportunity for an experienced grant manager/administrator to lead and manage the research portfolio of a prominent Institute Initiative.  This is an opportunity for a senior Grant Management Specialist to focus their efforts on the fiscal oversight of one dynamic strategic initiative. The incumbent will partner with faculty and other leaders from multiple Institutions to provide Fiscal and Sponsored research support and guidance.


    • Fiscal:

      • Budget and ensure adherence to budget as well as compliance with sponsor and Institutional guidelines for grants, gifts, clinical trials and Institutional funds.
      • Process salary allocations and other expense allocations as appropriate.
      • Provide and present financial status reports and projections along with guidance and analysis to support faculty and senior leadership decision making as it relates to individual units as well as providing a picture of the overall funding for the program.
    • Sponsored: 
      • Identify funding opportunities based on eligibility, fiscal need and scientific relevance.
      • Prepare all applications in compliance with sponsor and Institute guidelines and standards.
      • Facilitate all funding requests such as progress reports and just in time requests.


    This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to work independently but still be part of a dedicated, growing team.  Our mission is to provide professional and supportive working relationships with faculty and colleagues throughout the Institute to work towards the common goal of successful oncology research.  


    Bachelor’s degree required and 5-8 years of experience with Sponsored Research and/or General Accounting/Grants Accounting.


    Experience submitting grants, managing accounts and creating financial projections is required. Excellent organizational and project management skills is necessary. Stellar financial reporting and analytical skills are of utmost importance.   Must have excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and be able to work with a wide variety of faculty and staff. Expectations are to manage most accounts independently, but to proactively seek guidance as needed.


    General computer skills include working with MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Outlook. PeopleSoft experience is preferred.

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.


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