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Sr. Research Program Coordinator – Requisition #313493

The Berman Institute of Bioethics is seeking a Sr. Research Program Coordinator to work collaboratively with the PI on a robust research agenda focusing on pediatric palliative care.  Palliative care for infants and children was founded on the principles and practices that defined palliative care for adult patients. Yet there are specific clinical, ethical, research, education, and policy concerns that are unique to very sick children and their families. Our research agenda explores the approaches to care for children with complex chronic conditions and their families, novel interventions to reduce hospitalizations, and the ethical frameworks needed for this population.

Responsibilities

  • Write scientific grant applications to help expand this new program.
  • Draft, write, and edit manuscripts for professional publications as well as specialist scientific and technical journals.
  • Draft, write, and edit presentations – research oriented (poster, power point)
  • Conduct literature reviews covering a broad range of scientific journals and project designs
  • Help with project design including methods, surveys, and tool development
  • Data collection including qualitative interviews.
  • Assist with qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
  • Manage projects and work with the PI to convene working group to examine pediatric palliative care issues (will include handling day to day issues).

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, bioethics, biological sciences, or related discipline with three years related experience required. Master’s degree and five years’ experience preferred. Additional education may substitute for experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula (18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience).
  • Knowledge of palliative care highly desirable.
  • Research skills are critical.
  • Candidate must have excellent written, communications and interpersonal skills, superior organizational skills and the ability to think creatively and strategically.
  • Candidates should be self-motivated, able to work independently, meet deadlines, maintain a flexible and adaptable working style and display superb professional judgment and discretion.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and healthcare systems are helpful, but not required.

How to Apply

Please complete an application at https://jobs.jhu.edu.  Attach a cover letter and resume detailing why you are the most qualified candidate for the position.  Only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.  The Berman Institute of Bioethics is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Sr. Grants and Contracts Analyst – Requisition #313405

Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics is dedicated to identifying and addressing key ethical issues in science, clinical care, and public health both locally and globally.  The Sr. Grants and Contracts Analyst serves a critical role by managing sponsored funding activity for the Institute as well as handling reporting, control activities, and special projects.

Responsibilities

  • Advise faculty of funding opportunities.
  • Manage the grant/contract submission process, prepare and review grant proposals, and oversee pre-award data.
  • Provide guidance on protocols, regulations, and policies relevant to the University and various types of sponsors (federal/state governments, organizations, and private foundations).
  • Work with faculty to plan, develop, and finalize items for grant/contract packages including budgets, justifications, and other materials.
  • Review applications and ensure accuracy, completeness, and adherence to sponsors’ proposal guidelines.
  • Track and monitor proposals through approval processes to submission. Initiate internal routing and review through Coeus system.
  • Serve as liaison among various offices and to University Research Administration.
  • Manage post-award activities. Provide accurate and appropriate guidance regarding interpretation of applicable contract, grant and cooperative agreement terms and conditions, as well as other administrative rules, cost principles and regulations under OMB guidelines.
  • Prepare, negotiate and/or implement domestic and international sub agreements, subcontracts, and consultant agreements with individuals and organizations.
  • Handle account set-up, budgeting, and any required transactional processes. Work with Institute human resources to ensure alignment of salaries to projects.
  • Monitor the financial duties of staff with regard to pre and post award grants/contracts management and compliance with Institute, University, and external agency policies/procedures, established practices, and deadlines.
  • Review and analyze awards/projects on a monthly basis, assessing/monitoring expenditure levels against funding and budget obligations, and verifying compliance with regulations. Prepare quarterly reports and projections for faculty.
  • Develop and/or modify systems to ensure accurate and timely completion of interim and final reports. Coordinate no-cost extensions as needed.
  • Manage close out processes for sponsored projects.
  • Analyze complex financial data and prepare narrative and statistical reports for faculty and leadership.
  • Assist with the annual budgeting process, analyzing financial data and extracting/defining relevant information as well as interpreting data for the purpose of determining past financial performance and/or projecting financial probability.
  • Develop and implement improvements to sponsored projects policies and procedures.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or related field required. Five years of experience in sponsored research, or financial and/or cost management required. Graduate level education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. Master’s degree with knowledge of US Government cost principles and grant/contract management preferred.
  • Federal grant and contract proposal submission experience.
  • Ability to focus on customer service, timely communications and meeting deadlines.
  • Proficiency with financial software applications, databases, and spreadsheets.
  • Strong organizational skills with a dedication to accuracy and attentiveness to details.
  • Effective communication skills (both written and oral).
  • Highly motivated and able to work independently, prioritize tasks for several simultaneous projects, and meet concurrent deadlines.
  • Exercise mature judgment and diplomacy in dealings with all stakeholders while maintaining a professional demeanor.
  • Experience using SAP/COEUS preferred.

How to Apply

Please complete an application at https://jobs.jhu.edu.  Attach a cover letter and resume detailing why you are the most qualified candidate for the position.  Only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.  The Berman Institute of Bioethics is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 


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