Emory University Clinical Trials Post-Award Specialist I in Atlanta, Georgia


Job Requisition ID:



720501:SOM: Cancer RAS

Job Description:


  • Responsible for managing post-award activities in support of an assigned portfolio of clinical trials within a Research Administration Services unit using knowledge of grant, contract, and clinical trials management rules and regulations, technical expertise, and analytical skills.

  • Post award activities include regular review, reconciliation, and projection of award finances; preparing adjustments and corrections to award budgets; preparing financial reports; and at the end of the award, ensuring all financial requirements have been met; and closing out the award.

  • May submit invoices to sponsors.

  • Interacts regularly with and provides high quality customer service to faculty members, clinical trial coordinators, and nurse managers conducting sponsored research.

  • Ensures adherence to quality standards and all policies and award regulations.

  • Will also interact with central offices assisting with clinical trial management, including the Office of Clinical Research and Office of Sponsored Programs.

  • Distributes award/contract information to PIs, co-PIs and relevant staff and other service centers.

  • Coordinates with relevant individuals to make adjustments to payroll for all budgeted positions (including relative cost sharing positions).

  • Reviews and reconciles clinical trial expenditures and budgets, making adjustments, as necessary.

  • Manages the budget, reporting and compliance timelines through the lifecycle of the grant, contract, or clinical trials.

  • Communicates with PIs on a regular basis regarding budget and expense adjustments and revisions.

  • Completes financial reports to be sent to sponsor, as required by the award/contract terms and conditions.

  • Monitors compliance with agency and University regulations regarding reporting.

  • Assists PIs with non-financial report submissions, as necessary.

  • Coordinates and submits requests for No Cost Extensions, Carryover, re-budgeting requests, changes in scope, and other changes to the award; ensures all requests are done in compliance with sponsor guidelines and University policies.

  • Facilitates the approval of invoices to pay subcontractors and/or other sites.

  • Reviews effort reports and manages quarterly effort certification process for assigned units.

  • Applies federal and university rules to management of effort allocation appropriately for individuals compensated whole or in part from federal awards. Assists in transferring awards out of the university.

  • Closes out all funded projects consistent with university process and timelines.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Proficiency with MS Office Suite software.

Operating Unit/Division:

School Of Medicine

Job Title:

Clinical Trials Post-Award Specialist I

This position involves::

Not Applicable

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