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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Data Management Specialist in Atlanta, Georgia

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


This is a central university position in the Office of Grants and Contracts Accounting (OGCA) and Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP).


  • Processes account/award set up and maintenance within the Compass (PeopleSoft) System to ensure Emory's research data integrity.

  • Responsible for logging and processing the set up of new, continuation, and prior approval accounts.

  • Evaluates documentation for accuracy, reviews scope of work to determine class/NACUBO code, if necessary, and reviews file for missing information. Specializes in loading detailed budgetary information as well as assigning

  • Compass chartfields to research projects.

  • May be assigned special projects to ensure data integrity within Compass.

  • Assists in processing various modifications to awards including carryovers, de-obligations, PI changes, level of effort changes, project team modifications, adding new sponsors to the system, department changes and smartkey maintenance.

  • Processes requests from the OGCA to create new projects, program income, or cost share accounts after the project has been established.

  • Serves as a liaison between the OSP and OGCA during this process to ensure accuracy.

  • May assist in researching issues received through the listserv on questions regarding the NOA.

  • May assist in testing the NOA link sent to the departments and give departments step-by-step instructions on how to retrieve NOAs.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • A high school diploma or equivalent and five years of research administration or financial experience, OR a bachelor's degree and one year of research administration or financial experience.

  • Proficiency with PeopleSoft and Microsoft Office tools strongly preferred.

  • Strong communication skills.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

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Job Number 63089

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Research Administration

Department Research Grants & Contract

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Clerical & Administrative

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

Campus Location (For Posting) : Location US-GA-Atlanta