Grant Portfolio Manager

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/27/18
5 - 7 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/27/18

Position Summary

Under guidance, provides centralized administrative and financial support to Weill Cornell Medicine principle investigators in managing their research portfolios (both pre- and post- award activities)

Job Responsibilities

  • Facilitates all financialreporting requirements. Advises faculty and sponsored research accounting when reports and invoices are due.
  • Assists with the preparation and development of grant budgets and budget justifications.
  • Ensures compliance of departmental research effort reporting activities.
  • Prepares proposal packages in consultation with principle investigators. Assists faculty with overall formatting of proposals for submission. Updates biosketches, support pages and resource & facilities forms.
  • Creates financial projections, forecasts future financial scenarios and suggests alternative spending plans to principal investigators.
  • Manages all grant transfers for new and departing faculty. Researches and recommends to faculty new funding opportunities.
  • Processes internal paperwork for Sponsored Research Agreements and Material Transfer Agreements.
  • Verifies accuracy of grant account set-ups and modifications within the financial system.
  • Performs variance analysis of budgets and expenditures and resolves discrepancies. Submits requests for re-budgets with proper justifications and approvals.
  • Assists faculty in the preparation of grant submissions and associated documentation, which may include just-in-time documents, progress reports, routing forms, abstracts and manuscripts.


  • Bachelor's Degree in related field


Approximately 5 years of related experience with grants management

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Prior experience with federal and non-federal research regulations and policies, including pre- and post-award grant management is highly desired.

Licenses and Certifications

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

Standard office work


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