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Post Award Grant Administrator

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 11/30/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 01/30/2018
Working Title Post Award Grant Administrator
Job Classification Financial III
Department Name 35207L-Med-Research Administration
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0135595
Hiring Range $40,092.00 - $65,676.00
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh’s department of Medicine-Research Administration is seeking a qualified Post-Award Grant Administrator.

The Post Award Grant Administrator is accountable for post-award functions, both operational and financial. Will provide advanced-level support for the financial activities of a large academic department. The position requires the application of a broad knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures in the field of research accounting, post-award administration. The individual in this position adapts or assists in the development of policies, procedures, and methods to handle unusual or complex situations. This senior position will be responsible for financial oversight and execution of post-award activities in the research office of an academic and clinical department with 9.3M in total grant funding, including appropriate training of project staff in the management of research funds/accounting. The incumbent will serve as a primary contact for many post-award activities and will direct and oversee the posting and reconcile expenditures as well as monthly expenditure reports on the research accounting activity. Will forecast budget scenarios, clear overdrafts, and participate in other special projects as requested. Will work independently with department investigators and staff to interpret funding guidelines, reports, rules, and regulations. Prior University experience in the management of research funds is required.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

Education Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 3-5 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related discipline. Prior University experience in the management of research funds is required. “Bachelor’s degree in relevant field such as accounting with at minimum three years of relevant and progressive research administration experience. Lead and/or supervisory experience preferred. Proficient in PC-based software products and automated accounting systems essential. Demonstrated written and oral communication skills essential.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check.
Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  3. * Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents