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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Research Administrator, Post-Award Manager - Emory Primate Center Research Administration Services in Atlanta, Georgia

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

The Research Administration Services within the Emory Primate Center at Emory University is currently seeking a Research Administrator, Post-Award Manager.

Collaborate. Innovate. Serve. These three simple words capture what we do at EPC to help advance science and improve the health and well-being of humans and nonhuman primates. If you are someone with research administration and leadership experience who is familiar research administration lifecycle and eager to help lead the growing team, 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 should be motivated, dependable, detail-oriented, have a positive attitude and passion for research administration. The Research Admin, Post-Award Manager will be a leader who is willing to support the RAS Director in leading the post-award team, and provide backup coverage for the post-award team as needed to ensure adequate coverage and support for PIs. The Research Admin, Post-Award Manager will work to ensure the highest quality of research administration support, and has good communication skills with co-workers, the management team, PI’s, research staff, students, and other support services.


  • 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 of 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.


  • Prior experience managing personnel

  • Extensive knowledge of post-award

  • Knowledge of eRA Commons, federal guidelines and Uniform Guidance

  • Experience with award reconciliation, closeout, as well as identification of sponsored project accounts receivable items

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to meet the team members where they are

  • Time management skills and ability to prioritize

  • Ability to set and carryout goals

  • Ability to resolve conflict and provide solutions

  • Institutionally minded and strategically focused


  • Primarily Remote


Emory 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.

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Job Number 113070

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Emory Primate Center

Department EPC: Res Admin Svs

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

Job Category Research & Research Administration

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor