The Nephrology Research Finance Analyst IV (RFA) is critical to the daily research operations of the department of Medicine and Nephrology Division. The RFA supports the Principle Investigators (PIs), Division Manager, and Assistant Division Manager in a variety of financial management activities, including pre-award proposal initiatives, management of funds post-award, and closeout activities for federal, state, local and private sponsors. The RFA performs various post-award financial management functions for highly-complex research portfolios including sponsored projects, gifts, and discretionary accounts for senior faculty, and assist in preparation of annual division budget and faculty compensation. He/she exercises strong quantitative analytical skills and applies management-level judgment to form recommendations or bases for decisions. He/she exhibits strong interpersonal and relationship management skills. The RFA is responsible for ensuring the adherence to, and compliance with all established federal, state, and University policies and procedures.
The RFA uses advanced contracts and grants concepts to manage high volume and high complexity transactions. May review and guide others in the review of financial and administrative management requirements of research contract and grant proposals, awards, and/or transactions to ensure compliance with institutional and sponsor policies. Works independently to assess complex grant, contract and subcontract transactions where analysis requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. May be eligible for delegated signature authority. May review and sign transactions for less experienced staff. May serve as a technical specialist in a particular area, such as federal contracts, state contracts, subcontracts or information systems. Central Role (CR): Typically works on highly complex proposals and awards such as grants/contracts which require task budgets, option years, multiple investigators and multiple sub awards. Is eligible for delegated authority.
The RFA manages the research finances of various complex grants and sponsored projects within the Department of Medicine (DOM), including the Nephrology Division. The RFA provides post-award management of sponsored projects, gifts, and discretionary accounts under the direction of the PI, Division Manager (DM), and Assistant Division Manger (ASST DM). The RFA provided analytical, financial and training activities in support of contract and grant proposal development, grant-writing, funding, administration, and budget development. Activities may include pre-award proposal initiatives, management of funds post-award, and closeout activities for federal, state, local and private sponsors. Involves activities associated with analyzing research funding trends and sources, forecasting, planning, and managing of research portfolios by performing some or all of the following: coordinating and identifying and developing and/or presenting proposals, contracts and other agreements; reviewing proposals to ensure institutional compliance and program success; negotiating, administering and monitoring contract and grant awards, including compliance with regulations, terms and conditions; financial management and reporting; and sub award/subcontract issuance and administration.
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