Senior Grants Manager

Job Locations USA-NY-New York
Posted Date 6 days ago(3/25/2020 12:12 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

We are currently seeking a Senior Grants Manager to join our Grants and Contracts team. Our Grants and Contracts department, a unit of the Office of Research and Project Administration (ORPA), manages the pre-award administration of research grants and contracts funded by federal, state, and private agencies.


As a Senior Grants Manager you will:

  • Be a self-directed professional responsible for providing customer-focused support to investigators by managing day-to-day activities associated with pre-award and non-financial post-award management of sponsored research proposals and awards, including, but not limited to government, non-government and other sponsors
  • Authorize and submit proposals to external sponsors on behalf of MSK's Authorized Organizational Representative
  • Act as a consultant for MSK faculty on matters related to the management of their grants portfolio
  • Serve as a the primary institutional liaison between MSK and external sponsors and coordinates with other central offices and collaborating sites on behalf of investigators to support coordinated management of their grants portfolio
  • Ensure institutional compliance with federal, state, agency and other applicable governing regulations, policies and procedures concerning sponsored research

You are:

  • Self-motivated, willing to take action, individual, with demonstrated ability to establish relationships, prioritize and multi-task on parallel projects
  • Customer-focused and interested in collaboration
  • Able to adapt in ambiguous situations and produce results 
  • Adept at planning and prioritizing to work within tight timeframes and meet strict deadlines
  • A strong communicator with high level of interpersonal and oral communication skills and able to easily interact with a diverse group of individuals
  • Someone confident and able to effectively engage stakeholders in challenging or deadline-oriented situations
  • Demonstrates a high level of initiative and ability to work with minimum supervision; requires minimal guidance when addressing complex issues.
  • Able to manage workload and lead high priority projects

You have: 

  • A Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 4-7 years’ experience in a related field, ideally in a research administration environment performing duties similar to the above. 7-10 years of directly related experience may be substituted for the degree
  • Experience showing progressive increases in responsibility, the ability to develop and complete projects with minimal supervision, and will have demonstrated skills in working effectively with faculty, staff and external agencies.
  • Experience reading and interpreting funding opportunity announcements or similar, demonstrated knowledge of pre-award grant submission process and federal application requirements and policy regulations are highly preferred.
  • Knowledge of NIH application requirements and policy regulations and a familiarity with web based submission software (e.g. Cayuse) also highly preferred.



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.  


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