MD Anderson Cancer Center Grant Program Coordinator - Stem Cell Transplantation Rsch 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 2017 rankings. It is one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

The Grant Program Coordinator position provides administrative and financial support for Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (SCT/CT) research grants and sponsored projects. Administrative and financial support to the department for assigned grants and sponsored projects. Functions include grant/sponsored project preparation/submission, account reconciliations, MOUs, progress reports, FIS, PDOL, invoicing, ECRT, SODF, and other tasks as assigned.

The salary range is: min-$52,000, mid-$65,000 and max-$78,000.


  1. Supports administrative planning for department research grant initiatives. Grants include multiple projects and cores, external and internal activities.

  2. Provides comprehensive coordination/management for all aspects of all grant awards as assigned for the department.

  3. Reviews department research multi-project grants and research program grants on a regular basis, to verify accuracy, resolve errors, and ensure adherence with institution, state, local, and federal regulations.

  4. Provides assistance to PIs in the expenditure of funds available through the dissemination of information and guidelines of the various sponsoring agencies.

  5. Provides status reports and updates regarding pending and awarded grants and projects.

  6. Participates in the preparation, submission, review, approval, contract negotiation, activation, regulation, tracking and reporting of and submission of MCL and SCT/CT research grant applications and annual reports, according to institutional and external requirements.

  7. Assists PIs in the preparation of the budgets for MCL and SCT/CT research grant proposals and contractual agreements, particularly including subcontracts with other institutions.

  8. Obtains required signatures from the Division Head before grant is sent to Office of Research for approval.

  9. Establishes timelines and ensure prompt submission of necessary materials from collaborators. Requests necessary updates from collaborators in a timely manner.

  10. Coordinates the receipt of materials and prepares necessary reports, including annual and semi-annual reports to NIH or the appropriate awarding agency.

  11. Proofreads, copies, and edits submitted materials.

  12. Prepares biographical sketch for PI and oversees the preparation of biographical sketches for new key personnel added to annual non-competing application for accuracy.

  13. Responsible for the preparation of grant forms and appendices for MCL research initiative.

  14. Distributes copies and other materials as needed in a timely manner.

  15. Ensures that the information collected is accurate, reflects the requested information, and is provided in accordance with specified guidelines.

  16. Serves as an expert resource to faculty and staff in regard to all application and reporting related issues relating to department research projects.

  17. Requires knowledge and proficiency in obtaining access to and retrieval of online forms and documentation from state/federal government agencies and private foundations via the internet.

  18. Maintains electronic and paper copies of grants and sponsored projects per department procedures.

  19. Prepares and maintains a tickler file of internal and external grant reports and continuation deadlines.

  20. Coordinates special meetings, workshops, teleconference as assigned.

  21. Coordinates travel arrangements and processes honoraria for invitees and guest speakers.

  22. Coordinates room and catering arrangements for meetings.

  23. Administrative liaison between central department administrative office and the faculty and laboratory staff – this includes attending laboratory staff meetings as needed, sharing information provided by the department and institution and communication issues to management as needed

  24. Represents department in a professional and appropriate manner within the institution, as well as externally.


Required: Bachelor'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.

Preferred: Basic science lab/administrative experience. Research financial (budgets) experience.

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.