Grant & Contract Manager - Ophthalmology at University of Iowa

Posted in Other 6 days ago.

Location: Iowa City, Iowa

Job Description:

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is seeking a 100% Grant & Contract Manager (PRM3; 5A). The Grant & Contract Manager supports the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences' departmental research by exploring funding opportunities, managing proposal development and submissions, and managing contract/grant post-award administration. Key duties include:


  • Assist in identifying potential funding opportunities; review/respond to departmental inquiries and make recommendations regarding economic feasibility of potential projects.
  • Establish timelines to assure proposal deadlines are met; monitor progress of proposal development. Collaborate with regulatory progresses.
  • Develop proposal budgets in collaboration with Principal Investigators and ensure salary effort, institutional, and departmental costs are included.
  • Prepare and manage informational data for proposals; route all proposals for institutional approvals.
  • Collaborate with the University's Division of Sponsored Programs to review/negotiate contracts and budgets prior to University acceptance.
  • Evaluate subcontract Request for Proposals and subsequently support the negotiation.
  • Monitor grant/contract revenues and expenditures to assure compliance with University and sponsor policies and procedures.
  • Reconcile monthly Transaction Detail Reports and process accounting adjustments as needed.
  • Assist University Grant Accounting and granting agencies in periodic, intermittent and terminal reviews.
  • Prepare annual budget projections for contracts/grants and cost sharing.
  • Provide regular updates to Principal Investigators and department administration. Communicate with internal constituents to assure compliance and adherence to policies. Communicate with sponsors and other entities.
  • Revise budgets as needed in collaboration with Principal Investigators.
  • Evaluate and initiate purchase requests for services, supplies, equipment and maintenance as needed.
  • May assist with departmental strategic planning related to research goals.
  • Meet regularly with clinical research staff to review current and potential projects.
  • Provide necessary training and support based on new and/or changing guidelines.
  • Ensure compliance with regular reporting requirements related to research, including faculty effort reporting and research space survey reporting.
  • Represent the department at regular University wide research administrator meetings.
  • Provide functional and/or administrative supervision of research staff. May provide direction, assignments, feedback, coaching and counseling to assure outcomes are achieved. May hire, develop, manage the performance of staff; assure staff are compliant with UI policies and procedures.
  • Maintain confidentiality of data, including financial and human resource information.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.
  • Demonstrate respect for all members of the University community in the course of performing one's duties and in response to administrators, supervisors, coworkers, and customers
  • Welcome the richness of talent from a diverse workforce and recognizes that diversity brings stimulation, challenge, and energy that contribute to a productive and effective workplace.
  • Represent the interests of the University and of unit leadership in the use of resources to meet service and productivity demands within unit goals and budgets; strives to promote continual process and quality improvement.
  • Seek opportunities to enhance one's own professional knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to one's current position and/or to prepare for potential future roles and overall career development.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics-recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States-is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®

Percent of Time: 100%

Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00a-5:00p

Location: UIHC, Iowa City

Rotations: N/A

Pay Level: 5A

  • A Bachelors degree in Business Administration or Accounting or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 3-5 years accounting experience
  • 1-3 years experience preparing external research funding proposals and managing funded awards (i.e., reporting, invoicing, complying with funding requirements)
  • Proficiency in computer software applications
  • Knowledge of current local, state and federal regulations
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • 1-3 years experience in governmental fund accounting or comparable contract administration
  • Knowledge of University policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Experience with UI workflow systems
  • Knowledge or experience with clinical trials
  • Supervision is received from the Ophthalmology Finance Manager.
  • Administrative supervision is exercised over support staff including, but not limited to, the Clinical Trials Research Specialist.
Application Process: In order to be considered, applicants must upload
current CV, desirable cover letter and (3) references (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.

If you have any questions, please contact Anne Wilson at 319-384-8632 or

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on date of closing.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.

Additional Information
  • Classification Title: Research Support Manager
  • Appointment Type: Professional and Scientific
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Work Modality Options: On Campus, Hybrid within Iowa
  • Pay Level: 5A
Contact Information
  • Organization: Healthcare
  • Contact Name: Anne Wilson
  • Contact Email:

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