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Grants Specialist 1 – Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center

Rush University Medical Center

This is a Full-time position in Chicago, IL posted March 3, 2021.

Rush University Medical Center, we are committed to advancing scientific medical knowledge through research.

Are you looking to be a part of the exciting, always evolving and expanding new developments in research here at Rush University Medical Center?

Are you well experienced in working with a variety of groups, single and industry-oriented studies?If this describes you, you may be the right candidate for the Grants Specialist position with the Department of Alzheimer’s.Position Highlights:Under the direction of the RADC Research Administrator and as part of the Administrative team, the Grants Specialist provides departmental grant program support, maintenance and independently handles a variety of established office management functions for the RADC.Job Responsibilities:* Assist in pre-award document preparation for application packets, which includes fostering collaborative relationships with co-investigators and oversight and maintenance of departmental database of frequently used grant documents.* Manage all aspects of sub-award grant submissions, including budgeting, preparation of application in the Rush Research Portal, and coordinating the efforts of grant partners in completing necessary tasks.* Responsible for researching data for the preparation of accurate pre-award budgets and ensuring budgets are processed in a timely manner through appropriate institutional channels for review and authorization.* Perform targeted funding searches (focusing on NIH initiatives), disseminate extramural funding opportunities, and communicate with potential funding sources.* Manages routine grant maintenance activities (progress reports, NIH public access compliance, queries from program officers and other NIH personnel).* Ensuring that research funds are not overspent, and allowable and appropriate expenses are charged to funds, manages expense process from pre-submission to reconciliation of expenses against financial reports, such as fund reports, GLs, Payroll reports, etc.

Responsible for compliance to RUMC and RADC policy as well as policies of individual funding agencies.* Track educational activity expenses within the RADC; analyze individual projects to determine cost-savings and advise on policies and procedures that enhance efficiency and effectiveness.* Make independent decisions concerning departmental operations in absence of Research Administrator and Department Manager.Required Job Qualifications:* Bachelor’s degree required.* Three or more years of administrative experience with experience in a research-oriented setting strongly preferred; experience in research administration a plus.* Thorough knowledge of RUMC and NIH research funding guidelines, federal regulations and procedures preferred* Experience with NIH Commons procedures preferred* Knowledge of RUMC personnel and payroll policies and cost accounting procedures preferred* Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel; basic knowledge of databases.* Demonstrated organizational skills; excellent demonstrated attention to detail.* Ability to work within strict deadlines, under pressure, and ability to prioritize* Excellent verbal and written skills.* Must be able to make independent judgments; must be self-motivated; must be able to use time and resources effectively; must be able to make and implement plans.* Ability to interact with a wide variety of people.

Understand the need for and maintain confidentiality in all matters.Company Highlights:* Rush was recently ranked first for Quality and Accountability among US academic medical centers in a study conducted by the health care performance improvement company Vizient.* The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) has awarded Rush full accreditation for three years.

Rush is one of the first academic medical centers in Illinois to receive this accreditation.* As an academic medical center, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, is committed to advancing medical knowledge through research.

Investigators at Rush are involved in more than 1,600 projects, including hundreds of clinical studies to test the effectiveness and safety of new therapies and medical devices, as well as to expand scientific and medical knowledge.* Rush was recently ranked among the top 20 hospitals in the nation by U.S.

News & World Report.* Eleven Rush programs were recently ranked among the nation’s best by U.S.

News & World Report.* Rush University is home to one of the first medical colleges in the Midwest and one of the nation’s top-ranked nursing colleges, as well as graduate programs in allied health, health systems management and biomedical research.Rush is an equal opportunity employer.

We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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