• Research Finance Manager/ Senior Research Finance Manager (Sponsored Projects)

    Job Locations USA-NY-New York
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/2/2019 3:40 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Professional - Research Administration
  • Company Overview

    At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.
    For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

    Job Description

    As part of the Research and Technology Management (RTM) division of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), the purpose of the Office of Research and Project Administration (ORPA) is to support and advance the mission of the Sloan Kettering Institute (SKI), the research enterprise of MSK. This is accomplished through stewardship of the administrative, regulatory and financial aspects of its research and education programs in service of developing new ways to understand, diagnose and treat cancer. As a unit of ORPA, Research Finance Management (RFM) is responsible for the post-award financial administration of the research portfolio of SKI.


    Are you passionate about Research Administration and looking for a role to develop and partner with investigators?


    We are seeking a dynamic Research Finance Manager (RFM) to join our team. The RFM is responsible for managing the day to day activities of a portfolio of sponsored and non-sponsored research funds. The RFM serves as the principal administrative resource and contact between investigators, external funding agencies, and MSK. 


    You Will:

    • Assume financial control of assigned departments and review funding expenditures by the investigators for the cost allowability, administrative reasonableness, appropriate award allocability and funding availability.
    • Establish management and administrative controls for all grants, contracts and other research funding mechanisms, and advise about funding availability and potential issues arising from either deficient or surplus award funding.
    • Ensure rules for grants management, including those regulating federal sources, voluntary agencies, industrial contracts, philanthropic sources and MSK institutional policy are understood, disseminated and followed.
    • In collaboration with the investigator, build and maintain annual budgets for research awards.
    • Act as a resource for research investigators in the area of financial award management, and as a point of contact between the investigator and the awarding agencies.
    • Explain funding issues to awarding agencies, collaborating institutions, and internal MSKCC departments.
    • Collaborate with ORPA units and RTM departments to provide comprehensive information and service to investigators and department administration.

    You Are:

    • An effective communicator; with strong interpersonal and oral communication skills and the ability to effectively interact with designated faculty and administrations, as well as with external contacts.
    • Ambitious; with a high level of ability to work with minimum supervision.
    • Collaborative and comfortable working as part of a team to interpret policies and procedures.
    • Solution oriented and able to exercise sound judgment to tackle problems within the scope of the position.
    • A multi-tasker capable of managing your designated workload while providing quality service and meeting deadlines through organization, interpersonal skills and accurate prioritization of activities.
    • Accurate in developing and leading budgets, projecting expenditures and running recommended solutions.

    You Have:

    • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree OR 5+ years of experience directly related to the responsibilities of the role.
    • At least 2-4 years of experience in a related field; preferably an administration environment performing duties similar to the above.
    • Knowledge of federal agency regulations, policies and procedures, circulars, laws and federal acquisition regulations applicable to sponsored programs.
    • Computer aptitude, including word processing and spreadsheet development.
    • Knowledge of standard administrative procedures and office equipment. #LI-POST


    MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.  


    Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.


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