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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Sponsored Research Awards Specialist - Research Grants and Contracts 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.



  • Reporting to the Sponsored Research Awards Manager in the Office of Research, Grants, and Contracts (RGC), the Sponsored Research Award Specialist receives, analyzes, and interprets sponsored award notices with lower complexity for key information such as funding source, award type, billing mechanism, reporting requirements, and revenue recognition method; performs budgetary adjustments to properly establish awards in the university's accounting system with a high degree of accuracy.

  • Maintains expert-level knowledge, including required data, functionality, connectedness, and systematic nature of all award setup tasks for the university's systems related to award setup.

  • Issues new projects, program income, or cost share accounts.

  • Provides expert knowledge of the processes, procedures, and policies related to sponsored awards documentation used.

  • Troubleshoots various system issues in conjunction with the lead or manager.

  • Identifies areas of improvement, assists in resolving system issues and troubleshoots various system issues in conjunction with the lead or manager.

  • Facilitates request from OSP, RGC and other business units and serves as a liaison between these offices.

  • Reviews and maintains documentation related to processes such as award setup training materials, checklists, etc.

  • Organizes and conducts educational seminars/workshops for staff and the research community.


  • Some college and one year experience in research administration or an equivalent combination of education, experience, training and/or certifications.

  • Experience with PeopleSoft Financials and Grants module, or equivalent ERP system, is strongly preferred.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to Emory University location as needed. All biweekly employees must reside within the State of Georgia. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

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Job Number 127553

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 Research & Research Administration

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor