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Job Summary

The Michigan Center for Translational Pathology (MCTP) is seeking a research administrator to join our team to support the administration of sponsored research proposals and projects as well as provide general administrative support. Our funding comes from many different funding sources including the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, foundations, and industry. We are a team dedicated to supporting our faculty in all aspects of grants administration from proposal planning and submission to post-award project management and closeout.


  • Perform pre-award administrative activities for MCTP. Activities include, but are not necessarily limited to, developing budgets, budget justifications, preparing Proposal Approval Forms, and other financial and administrative documents in support of both internal and external grant proposal submissions.
  • Prepare all types of Unfunded Agreements in eResearch.
  • Perform post-award administrative activities. Activities include, but are not necessarily limited to, invoicing, journal entries, reconciling, analyzing, and maintaining grant accounts, monitoring Uniform Guidance expenses processing budget reallocations, Post Award Change Requests, Financial Status Reports, and Uniform Guidance Reports, and investigate/resolve discrepancies.
  • Provide administrative support for the MCTP Administration. Duties include, but are not necessarily limited to, assisting with preparation of biosketches, research grant progress reports, assisting with general proposal document preparation, assisting with coordination of site visits and other center events, other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor's degree in science, finance, business administration, or related field is required. 2-3 years of experience directly related to pre-award research activities in an academic/administrative setting for higher education. Must have a demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team. Successful candidate must be motivated with a positive attitude and strong commitment to exceptional customer service. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to maintain confidential information. Must have a demonstrated ability to prioritize, complete tasks in a timely manner, and work under pressure of multiple deadlines. Requires strong computer skills including proficiency with MS Word, Excel and other Office products. A commitment to personal and professional integrity, and a strong sense of accountability. Excellent work ethic. Familiarity and experience with University administrative and business tools such as M-Pathways, M-Reports, Business Objects and eResearch.

Desired Qualifications*

Experience preparing NIH and DoD proposals, contracts, foundation grants, is strongly preferred. Familiarity and experience with University administrative and business tools such as M-Pathways, M-Reports, MPathways systems, Business Objects and eResearch. Knowledge of University and various UM school/college policies and processes.

Work Schedule

M-F, 8:00-5:00

Work Locations

5216 CCC

Additional Information

MCTP employs genomic, proteomic, and bioinformatic approaches on clinical biospecimens to identify novel cancer biomarkers and therapeutic
targets. The mission of the Center is to facilitate the discovery, validation, and implementation of candidate target genes/proteins in cancer
diagnosis, prognosis, and therapy. The Center employs a multi-disciplinary approach, engaging talent from diverse disciplines ranging from medicine, pathology, bioinformatics, biostatistics, engineering, cytogenetics, and molecular therapeutics.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.