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Grant Assistant

July 09, 2012 - April 03, 2013
Location:Minneapolis, MN
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Research Administration
Description:Support the central MMRF Grants Administration team by assisting with budgeting for research protocols, accounting/expense processing and reconciliation, federal grant proposal preparation, and working with non-federal research sponsors and contracts.
Duties:Preparation of budgets, review and approval of expenditures, invoice submission, budget reconciliations, and petty cash fund in accordance with established institutional funding agency guidelines.

Completion of federal grant application packages under the procedures of

Review and approval of all accounting and business documents processed against contracts and grants.

Assist accounting staff to resolve problems of overdrafts, expired accounts, and erroneous, faculty or returned documents.

Provide assistance to faculty, staff, and personnel from outside agencies in identification and resolution of problems that result from all stages of sponsored research activity.

Assist Grant Administrators in the management and negotiation of grant and contract awards, subcontracts and other types of agreements as needed.
Qualifications:Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. Typical qualifications would be a baccalaureate degree and one (1) year of experience preferably in an academic environment dealing with research. Prior experience with federal research and accounting regulations preferred.

Requires interaction with a diverse population, including researchers in departments as well as central administrative and accounting staff. Must demonstrate working knowledge of databases, spreadsheets, and word processing applications, and demonstrate effective written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to work independently within guidelines, be organized, and establish priorities. Displays high standards of attendance and punctuality, maintains confidentiality, and manages time effectively. Must have the ability to work within deadlines, established policies and procedures, and perform multiple tasks concurrently.


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