Research Administrator, Post-Award Manager - School of Medicine Pediatrics Research Administration Services

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Medicine
SOM: Pediatrics RAS
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Research Administration
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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  • Reporting to the Research Administration Services (RAS) Director, leads and supervises all staff performing post-award activities for the sponsored projects research portfolio for their assigned department, division or school.
  • Monitors workload distribution and redistributes tasks, as appropriate.
  • Provides guidance to team members, as appropriate.
  • Mentors staff for professional development. May perform pre-award activities in support of the RAS unit.
  • Understands and applies federal and university rules to management of effort allocation for individuals compensated whole or in part from federal awards.
  • Applies costing rules and regulations to federally funded projects.
  • Analyzes information and formulates conclusions.
  • Ensures strong levels of customer service to faculty and departments being served.
  • Addresses issues that violate performance levels or terms of the RAS performance level agreements, both with internal RAS staff and with departments and/or faculty.
  • Performs post-award activities to include setting up of awards in PeopleSoft, issuing eNOAs, setting up payroll distributions, requesting subcontracts and working with other participant's institutions, gathering approval for and issuing PANs (Provisional Account Numbers), monitoring award budgets and expenses, preparing award finance reports for PIs, preparing and routing no cost extension requests, preparing CAS exceptions for approval, submitting journals and RSTs, reviewing subcontracts and associated purchase orders, preparing interim Financial Status reports for sponsors, clearing suspense accounts, reviewing effort reports and facilitating certification processes, preparing final Financial Status Reports for sponsors, and cleaning up award at the end of the award, and requesting inactivation of SmartKey.
  • Works with Pre-Award team lead to coordinate inter-team meetings to facilitate collaboration between the pre-award and post-award teams. Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • Bachelor's degree and five years work-related grants and contracts experience OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of federal rules and regulations relating to research grant and/or contract activity, with specific understanding of post-award management processes for multiple sponsoring bodies.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to Emory University location as needed and at times, on short notice.  Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

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