Research Finance Analyst, Classification F, 100% FTE, Non-Exempt, 2-yr Fixed Term
School of Engineering, Department of Bioengineering
The mission of Stanford's Department of Bioengineering is to create a fusion of engineering and the life sciences that promote scientific discovery and the development of new biomedical technologies and therapies through research and education.
The Department of Bioengineering is jointly supported by the Schools of Medicine and Engineering. It includes, in a single department, research and teaching programs that embrace biology as a new engineering paradigm and apply engineering principles to medical problems and biological systems.
The Research Finance Analyst will provide a full range of administrative and financial tasks associated with managing the research dollars - sponsored grants and non-sponsored sources (such as foundation grants, industrial contracts) - for a portfolio of Bioengineering faculty. This position affords the opportunity to work closely with faculty and their lab staff to ensure funds are spent appropriately while simultaneously advancing the work of this exciting department. This is a junior level research finance position, and while the incumbent will work independently with their faculty, they will also receive guidance from senior staff. This position is a 2 year fixed term role.
The RFA will oversee spending on a portfolio of faculty's research funds, including sponsored and non-sponsored funding sources, and create and maintain forecast sheets to help faculty members understand spending on their awards. The RFA will download and monitor reports supporting project status, interpret and communicate data. The RFA will review and approve expenditures, advise on post-award spending and commitment activity, and oversee compliance related to fund and revenue.
Work under guidance to manage post award activities on less complex sponsored projects, such as federal grants, foundation grants, and simple industrial contracts.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Develop and communicate reports supporting project status; complete monthly forecast reports, scenarios, and decision aides.
Serve as liaison and active partner between principal investigators, Office of Sponsored Research, research groups, and other departments; respond to sponsor inquiries.
Collaborate with Office of Sponsored Research to ensure awards are set up properly, including cost-sharing awards if applicable.
Review and understand the terms and conditions of sponsored projects administered, including linked/footnoted terms and conditions not provided in hard copy or electronic copy.
Initiate expenditures; monitor post award spending and commitment activity. Review and certify monthly expenditure statements, and facilitate quarterly review by principal investigators.
Download and monitor reports supporting project status, and use forecasting and decision aides under guidance.
Participate in contract closeout process and audit inquiries; submit final reports and certificates.
Coordinate and organize events, such as conferences, meetings, site visits, or sponsor reviews, related to sponsored projects as needed.
Participate in and contribute to process improvements and group projects
Internal Number: 294731
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