ACDM PROGRAM PROJECT MGR - Nanomedicine
The Methodist Research Institute - Houston, TX

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JOB SUMMARY

The Program Project Manager will be responsible for the day to day operations of the Alliance for NanoHealth (ANH). A major part of this role is the planning, coordinating and monitoring of the multiple inter-institutional grant activities of the ANH. This role will prepare administrative documents and coordinate administrative oversight of grants and contracts. Activities will include administrative oversight of ANH pre-grant and post-grant procedures, including progress reports. Activities also include working closely with the ANH President and the ANH Chief Operating Officer on a number of initiatives including working with the ANH Steering Committee, managing ANH events, the ANH website, interactions with external stakeholders and other functions identified on an ad hoc basis. Building on synergies between ANH capabilities and the Department of Nanomedicine, it will also be required to support ongoing outreach, pilot programs and project management activities of the department's major center grants.

The Program Project Manager will also be responsible for the day to day requirements of the PSOC and CCNE NIH Center Grants administration. Both Center Grants involve multiple institutions and sizeable annual budgets. It will prepare administrative documents and coordinate administrative oversight of grants and contracts. Activities will include administrative oversight of pilot award mechanisms and post-grant procedures, including processing subaward set-up, close monitoring of spending and progress reports.

Duties:
' Support the ANH President (Dr. Mauro Ferrari), ANH COO (Dr. Jason Sakamoto) and ANH Steering Committee in day to day operations of the ANH, including facilitating communications and operations of the Steering Committee;

' Support the PSOC and CCNE Principal Investigator (Dr. Mauro Ferrari) and Center Manager (Dr. Jason Sakamoto)

' Administrative oversight of pilot award mechanisms and post-grant procedures, including processing subaward set-up, close monitoring of spending and progress reports.

' Prepare and submit research proposals to federal agencies for funding support of future ANH initiatives, including overall compilation and budget preparations;

' Manage the administrative tasks and peer review process of ANH seed grant competitions;

' Work with ANH institutional representatives to establish subcontracts for the performance of seed grants and other activities;

' Collate and submit quarterly scientific and financial progress reports to federal agencies and ad hoc reports to other key external stakeholders;

' Act as a liaison between administrative staff and scientific investigators for administrative coordination of grant submissions and post-grant implementation;

' Ensure that funds are spent in accordance with federal guidelines and policies;

' Coordinate any grant transfers;

' Prepare documents and administer the renewal and continuation of grants and contracts;

' Manage proper close-out of grants and contracts, including the final financial report to the funding agency;

' Manage external relations for the ANH among the ANH member institutions and beyond, including ANH website, mailing list, promotion of ANH activities;

' Manage ANH events including promotion, venue, speakers;

' Build on synergies between the ANH and departmental center grants with support to outreach and operational management activities;

' Other duties as requested.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor's Degree

PREFERRED EDUCATION

Bachelor's Degree in Business

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Three years in grant administration or other relevant experience.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

Five years in grant administration.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED

Not applicable

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

Ability to multi-task and communicate at a variety of institutional levels. Proficient with Microsoft Office software and able to develop new skills in proprietary institutional software.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

This job is in an office environment. There will be an extended amount of time at a desk viewing and working on a computer.

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