Emory University Research Administration, Pre-Award Manager Yerkes RAS) in Atlanta, Georgia


Job Requisition ID:



820090:YRK: Res Admin Svs

Job Description:

  • Reporting to the Research Administration Services (RAS) Director, leads and supervises all staff performing pre-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 post-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 pre-award activities to include developing a budget, compiling proposal contents, entering proposal into EPEX, assisting PIs in submission of JIT forms, preparing CAS exceptions for approval, interacting with OSP and assisting in the preparation of sub-award documents and relationships with other partners on a project.

  • Prepares high-quality written reports.

  • Works with Post-Award team lead to coordinate inter-team meetings to facilitate collaboration between the pre-award and post-award teams.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of NIH pre-award and/or post-award grant management (specific level of experience and knowledge required will vary based on individual position).

  • PeopleSoft experience

  • Excellent multi-tasking skills

  • Excellent communication skills as well as the ability to adjust communication style as needed to effectively communicate at all levels in the organization.

  • Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree and 5 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 deep understanding of the award proposal processes for multiple sponsoring bodies. Proficiency with MS Office Suite software.

Operating Unit/Division:

Yerkes National Primate Resear

Job Title:

Research Administration, Pre-Award Manager Yerkes RAS)

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