Research Grants Specialist

at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chica in Lake Forest, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago provides superior pediatric care in a setting that offers the latest benefits and innovations in medical technology, research and family-friendly design. As the largest pediatric provider in the region with a 140-year legacy of excellence, kids and their families are at the center of all we do. Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago is ranked in all 10 specialties by the U.S. News & World Report.

LocationSimpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center

Job Description
This position will be responsible for the management and oversight of pre-award activities relating to federal, industry and foundation sponsored research studies for multiple Divisions in conjunction with OSP. This includes assisting principal investigators in budget preparation, proposal development, award negotiation and non-financial post-award management. This position will work with the division administrator to ensure compliance with funding agency, Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute, and Lurie Children's policies and guidelines.

Provides training and education to other research staff related to external funding sources, development of quality proposals, and reporting requirements and will be expected to make recommendations to investigators and research staff on process improvement to create and/or maintain practices and procedures such as maintenance of an awards database, review of requirements for performance reports or grant renewals and refinement of current sponsored research practices to enhance the research enterprise.


Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred.

Minimum of 3 years of research award administration required.

Demonstrated working experience with computer-based proposal management systems, databases and Microsoft Office Suite.

Ability to establish priorities and react promptly to the demands of multiple investigators with a large number of diverse research studies.

Strong communication and organizational skills.

Knowledge of OMB Uniform Guidance, cost accounting standards, indirect cost rate application, FAR and CFR required.

Prior experience with Cayuse 424/SP preferred.

Ability to work independently managing multiple projects simultaneously.

Job Duties:

Assists principal investigators in preparing applications for funding, including budget development, and managing existing grants and contracts.

Implements and interprets research and financial policies and procedures in conjunction with the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP).

Works with faculty to identify new federal and foundation funding opportunities, provides insight on funding terms and conditions and submission requirements.

Manages all pending proposals and timelines within current deadlines.

Coordinates with the OSP to facilitate award negotiations and execution, as well as sub-award agreement creation and monitoring.

Responsible for timely assembly and production of annual federal/sponsor progress reports, just in time submissions, no-cost extensions, contract amendments and assists in the completion of required reports with OSP.

Other job functions as assigned.

EducationBachelor's Degree (Required)

Benefit Statement

For full time and part time employees who work 20 or more hours per week we offer a generous benefits package that includes:
Medical, dental and vision insurance
Employer paid group term life and disability
Employer contribution toward Health Savings Account
Flexible Spending Accounts
Paid Time Off (PTO), Paid Holidays and Paid Parental Leave
403(b) with a 5% employer match

Various voluntary benefits:

Supplemental Life, AD&D and Disability

Critical Illness, Accident and Hospital Indemnity coverage

Tuition assistance

Student loan servicing and support

Adoption benefits

Backup Childcare and Eldercare

Employee Assistance Program, and other specialized behavioral health services and resources for employees and family members

Discount on services at Lurie Children's facilities

Discount purchasing program

There's a Place for You with Us

At Lurie Children's we embrace and celebrate diversity and equity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team with a variety of backgrounds, skills, and viewpoints - recognizing that diverse identities strengthen our workplace and the care we can provide to the Chicago community and beyond. We treat everyone fairly, appreciate differences, and make meaningful connections that foster belonging and allyship. This is a place where you can be your best, so we can give our best to the patients and families who trust us with their care.
Lurie Children's and its affiliatesare equal employment opportunity employers. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All qualified applicants... For full info follow application link.

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Job Posting: 11823890

Posted On: Apr 11, 2024

Updated On: Apr 13, 2024

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