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MD Anderson Cancer Center Grants and Contracts Analyst in Houston, Texas

Ideal candidate will have knowledge to read and interpret sponsored program policies, procedures and federal regulations; strong profeciency in financial analytical tools i.e. Microsoft Excel and Peoplesoft.


The Grants & Contracts Analyst serves as a member of a team of professionals in the MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC) Grants & Contracts Office (G&C), responsible for managing day-to-day post-award / financial administrative / data and agreement tasks for sponsored projects. Within Financial Management / Award Management / Data and Agreement, the Grants & Contracts Analyst is responsible for providing subjectmatter expertise of basic and complex tasks and ensuring financial and non-financial compliance with Federal and sponsor regulations and Institutional policies within their area of supervision. The Grants & Contracts Analyst collaborates with pre-award and departmental staff in the financial management of the MDACC's grants and contracts to ensure excellent customer service to researchers, administrators and sponsors and effective stewardship of sponsor funds. This position supports the success of their assigned workstream (Post-Award Administration / Invoicing and Cash Management / Award Set-Up and Data Management processes) through independent execution of basic tasks related to sponsor projects and serves as a resource to departmental constituencies, as well as Grants & Contracts Analyst within their assigned workstream.


• Perform a variety of complex analytical activities to ensure compliance with various accounting principles, sponsor requirements, federal and state guidelines, and institutional policies

• Perform complex ongoing operational tasks within assigned workstream, which may include: o Award Management: Monitoring of sponsored award spending for allowability and compliance with federal and sponsor regulations, managing payroll and sponsored project effort, preparation of required financial and accounting reports to sponsors, sponsored project financial and non-financial closeout according to Institutional policy and good accounting practices and institutional audit engagement and response o Financial Management: Generating monthly standard invoices, monitoring and researching cash payments, processing monthly Letter Of Credit Draws and related reporting, managing cash balances, managing sponsored projects lockboxes and clearing accounts, and other collection and cash management duties o Data and Agreement Management: Performing the account set-up process, ensuring that all relevant data is captured in post-award systems and files, reviewing subrecipient entities to assess risk and executing subaward agreements and preparing and distributing operational reports and metrics for internal and external audiences

• Work with Principal Investigators, Division and Department Administration and Sponsors to provide excellent customer service and resolve complex issues related to sponsored programs management • Ensure provision of customer service assistance to outside agencies in the ongoing administration of grants and contracts

• Keep up-to-date on sponsor requirements, institutional policies, and state and federal regulations, and proactively update team members on applicable changes • Assist Junior-Level Staff with troubleshooting issues related to operational activities, providing initial guidance and subject-matter expertise on sponsored programs management

• Other duties as assigned

Required Education/Experience:

BA or BS from an accredited college or university

Two years business experience to include administration, data analysis or accounting. May substitute required experience with additional years of education on a one to one year basis.

Preferred Experience/Certification:

Certified Research Administrator or other industry-accepted credentials

Three to six years or more professional experience in research administration or related area, Two to three years of Post-award experience, PeopleSoft ERP and Grants Module, Administrative/business experience in an academic medical center research setting.

Preferred Skills:

Excellent analytical skills (e.g. ability to accurately analyze multiple data sets), Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage deadlines, Effective written and oral communication skills (e.g. ability to communicate with others in a clear and professional manner), Excellent customer service and interpersonal communication skills (e.g. ability to work with personnel at all levels to gather information and communicate compliance requirements), Strong proficiency in financial analytical tools, such as Microsoft Excel, Ability to read and accurately interpret sponsored programs policies, procedures, federal regulations and guidelines (such as contract and notice of award documents), Experience using financial accounting systems or fund accounting systems

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: 143864

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 59,600

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 74,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 89,400

  • Science Jobs: No