• Grants Management Officer

    Location US-MA-Brookline
    Job Posted Date 1 month ago(5/25/2018 11:36 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.

    The Grants Management Officer is responsible for providing advice and leadership in the area of grants management. He/she will work with the Assistant Director of Grants and Contracts in the management and oversight of the externally funded research program at DFCI. He/she will do this by the review and interpretation of federal, state and institute policies as it relates to grants management and participate in the development and implementation of training programs to promote a clearer understanding of the grants management process at DFCI. As the Institute Grants Management Officer, this position must protect the Institute from non-compliance with sponsor policies and therefore must be proactive in dealing with all aspects of grants management.


    • Work with investigators and department administrators in the development and submission of grant and contract applications

    • Review administrative sections of grant and contract applications for completeness, accuracy and compliance with DFCI and sponsor policies and procedures.

    • Review grant application budgets and other documents for accuracy and applicability of institute’s fringe, indirect cost rates and shared service rates.

    • Serve as liaison with external sponsors on grant-related administrative issues throughout the proposal submission and award acceptance processes.

    • Review terms and conditions of awards for acceptability and compliance with institute’s policies and guidelines; negotiates terms with sponsors as needed.

    • Prepare and negotiate subcontract agreements for those awards that contain projects outside DFCI assuring that agreements include all necessary provisions to allow for compliance with DFCI and sponsor policies and procedures.
    • Work with department and division administrators, investigators and research accounting in the resolution of budgetary problems, making sure that resolutions assure continued compliance with sponsor and DFCI guidelines for award set-up and reporting.
    • Must stay current with federal, non-federal regulations, policies and processes.
    • Work on other projects and duties as assigned.


    • BS/BA degree required. Minimum of 3-5 years of research administration experience.
    • Working knowledge of NIH, DOD, NSF in an academic medical center or equivalent setting preferred.

    • Knowledge of databases related to research, electronic research administration procedures.

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to write and edit complex material; strong relational and interpersonal skills; flexibility and professionalism in coping with a deadline-driven working environment.
    • Critical thinking and problem solving proficiency; resourcefulness and technological savvy; strong organizational skills, timeliness, and diligence in maintaining high levels of customer service.

    • Comprehensive understanding of proposal development, research administration, and IRB, including knowledge of OMB Uniform Guidance.

    • Must be effective and analytical with the ability to prioritize and work under pressure in a deadline oriented environment.

    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
    • Experience working with InfoEd or similar databases is essential

    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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