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MD Anderson Cancer Center Grant Program Coordinator - Leukemia in Houston, Texas

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's 2021-2022 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.


Grant/Contract Applications

  • Work with manager and specific faculty members and their respective staff to support pre-award activities included but not limited to: submission of grant applications and progress reports, submission of lab-based research contracts, clinical trial contracts, material transfer agreements, etc.

  • Works with Principal Investigators to develop grant and contract proposals including subcontracts per the guidelines of the funding agency. Assists the PI in the interpretation of funding agency regulations and requirements. Ensures accuracy and compliance with sponsor regulations and institutional policy.

  • Maintains extensive communication with PI and the Manager, Clinical Protocol Administration, regarding decisions around the proposal. Establishes excellent working relationship with internal and external collaborators and supportive offices.

  • Utilize E-research institutional systems to accomplish work processes.

Contract/Grant Finance

  • In concert with the PI and sponsor, formulate the project detailed and summary budget utilizing departmental and institutional financial standards and terms. Prepares accurate and concise budget templates that conform to e-Research requirements. Interprets financial standards for the principal investigator and/or collaborators.

  • Provides comprehensive management for all aspects of section grant awards and manages funds and fund allocation across multiple projects and reports appropriately. Activities include but are not limited to: account review and reconciliation, effort certification, monitoring accounts.

  • Develops and maintains expertise regarding sponsor, institutional and regulatory financial standards. Participates in continuing education to retain expertise on these subjects. Assists PI with submission of proposals using appropriate institutional (Coeus, RCTS, e-Research) and external systems.

  • Understand and be able to utilize institutional financial systems to retrieve and/or review financial or ledger data regarding a sponsored project. Must become proficient in the use of Epic to retrieve research billing information by project or patient. Maintain proficiency and expertise with the institution's financial systems, clinical research administrative and regulatory processes.

General Administrative Duties

  • Works with research study managers and data managers to ensure that budgets are clearly understood and managed correctly per grant or clinical trial.

  • Administrative liaison between central department administrative offices and assigned faculty and laboratory staff.

  • Responsible for maintaining financial and research databases for internal tracking at all stages of the research continuum. Provides comprehensive support for all aspects of all departmental awards and reports appropriately.

  • Contribute to shared computer files and file libraries, ensuring integrity of such. Develop shared document forms and review/revise same on a regular basis.


Required: Bachelor's degree.

Preferred: Master's degree.


Required: Three years of extensive administrative experience. May substitute required education degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one year basis. With preferred degree, one year of experience required.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 154659

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Days

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 54,500

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 68,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 81,500

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Fund Type: Soft

  • Work Location: Hybrid Onsite/Remote

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Referral Bonus Available?: No

  • Relocation Assistance Available?: Yes

  • Science Jobs: No