The Program Manager for the University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston) and Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC) U54 Partnership serves as the liaison between the executive, evaluative, scientific and operational and administrative teams and plans and implements program strategies, including high-level management and coordination of external funding, operational oversight and administrative objectives for the ongoing management of the day-to-day research and grant administration activities associated with the U54 Partnership at UMass Boston and DF/HCC. This position is a joint appointment at both UMass Boston and DF/HCC, and the incumbent will work with Partnership Principal Investigators (PIs), research investigators, core leaders, grant administrators, business managers and other relevant research/program staff at the university and within the seven institutions of the DF/HCC.
The incumbent will cultivate research proposals and will develop, write, compile and submit research and supplemental grants to sponsors, including but not limited to the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI). S/he will also ensure the timely set-up of awards at UMass Boston and DF/HCC, as well as the set-up of subcontracts between institutions; will oversee and direct the pre-and post-award process regarding the development and submission of required materials and reports to sponsors; will monitor award spending at all institutions; and will maintain grant/contract records in compliance with UMass Boston and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) sponsor policies.
To learn more about the U54 Cancer Research Partnership, go to https://www.umb.edu/u54.
Please submit a cover letter with your application.
Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of seven-ten (7-10) years of professional experience in sponsored programs in an academic or equivalent setting, which also includes a minimum of five years of program management experience providing oversight for a large cooperative research program across multiple institutions, that is required. Previous supervisory experience is required.
Demonstrated pre-and post-award financial management experience, including proposal development and post-award management is required. Demonstrated experience with several types of award mechanisms, including grants, contracts and subcontracts required. Extensive knowledge of program administration guidelines of NIH and NCI, along with successful experience utilizing the NIH ASSIST system is required. Knowledge of policies and procedures pertaining to grants, contracts, sub-awards and subcontracts, and experience with NIH RePORTER and PubMed Central required. Additional expertise in human-subject compliance, sub-awards, procurement, and human resources is required. Experience with web development, online marketing and search engine optimization is preferred. This position is based at UMass Boston and requires weekly travel between UMass Boston and DF/HCC in order to effectively manage and operationalize the U54 program. Ability to represent the Partnership at national conferences is required. Domestic travel to annual NCI meetings is required.
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The Program Manager will report to the U54 Partnership Principal Investigators at UMass Boston and DF/HCC. She/He will supervise staff (1)
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