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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Research Administrator- Post Award II OR III in Atlanta, Georgia

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Dedicated to discovering causes, prevention, treatments, and cures, Yerkes National Primate Research Center (NPRC) is fighting diseases and improving human health and lives worldwide. One of seven NPRCs funded by the NIH, Yerkes conducts studies that make breakthrough discoveries possible. Learn more at

The department of Research Administration Services (RAS) at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory University is currently seeking a full time Research Admin, Post-Award III to join our team. The Yerkes RAS unit supports Yerkes’ research goals by providing best-in-class delivery of research administration support services to faculty. These services are customer-focused, consistent, compliant, cost-effective, collaborative, and continuously improved.

Supports the day-to-day activities of a team of Post-Award Specialists. Monitors workload distribution and raises any concerns to the Research Administration Services (RAS) director.

Provides guidance to team members, as appropriate. Coordinates with RAS Director regarding pre-award activities, issues resolution, and workload distribution. Ensures strong levels of customer service to faculty and departments being served. Works with Pre-Award team lead to coordinate inter-team meetings to facilitate collaboration between the pre-award and post-award teams, as necessary and appropriate.

Manages post-award activities within a RAS unit in support of an assigned portfolio of grants and contracts within one or more units (i.e., school, department, division, institute, or center) using knowledge of grant and contract management rules and regulations, technical expertise, and analytical skills.

Collaborate. Innovate. Serve. These three simple words capture what we do at Yerkes to help advance science and improve the health and well-being of humans and non-human primates. If you are someone with experience in research administration within higher education who is familiar with NIH proposal guidelines, this is an amazing opportunity to indirectly save and change lives and make a positive impact in the science and research community. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, organized, dependable, detail-oriented, deadline driven, and have a passion for research administration. The ideal candidate will also be someone that can work in a fast-paced changing environment, with excellent time management and multi-tasking skills, who can pivot their communication style to meet the needs of their customer. This position reports directly to the Post-Award Manager.

Please note: The level of Post-Award position offered (Post-Award II or Post-Award III) to the selected finalist will be determined after the completion of the interview processes and will be based on meeting or exceeding the Minimum Qualifications for either position as included in the details below, under the MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS heading.


  • 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.

  • Interacts regularly with and provides high quality customer service to faculty members conducting sponsored research.

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

  • Upon award acceptance, defines account establishment parameters, including billing and reporting requirements, budget, and cost sharing obligations.

  • Sets up award in financial system.

  • Distributes award information to PIs, co-PIs and relevant staff and other RAS units. Coordinates with relevant individuals to make adjustments to payroll for all budgeted positions (including relative cost sharing positions).

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

  • Projects and forecasts future award expenditures.

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

  • 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 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, rebudgeting 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.

  • 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.


  • Creates high-quality written reports.

  • Completes invoice and submits to sponsor (for certain award types only).


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

  • Works with the post-award specialists to solve problems, answer questions, and give guidance on post-award activities and other grants management topics on a daily basis.

  • Works with colleagues/team members to jointly solve questions and challenges in their daily work.


Post-Award II

  • Bachelor's degree and three years of experience related to grants and contracts management OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

  • Knowledge of federal rules and regulations / terms and conditions relating to research grant and/or contract activity.

  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite software. Knowledge of the PeopleSoft Financial System preferred.

Post-Award III

  • Bachelor's degree and five years of experience related to grants and contracts management OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

  • Knowledge of federal rules and regulations/terms and conditions relating to research grant and/or contract activity.

  • Knowledge of the PeopleSoft Financial System preferred.


  • Experience at a large research institution with high volume and complex awards

  • Experience with NIH post-award management duties

  • Possess and demonstrate strong service orientation.

  • Excellent time management and multi-tasking skills.

  • PeopleSoft experience strongly preferred.

  • A strong aptitude for and a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain positive and productive relationships with faculty, staff, partners, and other stakeholders

  • Support the RAS navigation culture.

  • Demonstrate a willingness to understand the Office of Research Administration research enterprise (supply chain) to support seamless service to PIs.

  • Support plans for removing barriers to research administration as/if requested.

  • Demonstrated flexibility, including a willingness and ability to respond to changing circumstances and expectations


Yerkes NPRC in conjunction with Emory University conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which may include an INA and criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications, drug screening, and health assessment. Employment is contingent upon a clear background screening.

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 70092

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Yerkes National Primate Resear

Department YRK: Res Admin Svs

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

Job Category Research & Research Administration

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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