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Job Summary

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences has a large and vibrant research program.  Research expenditures total $11 million annually, with approximately $7 million in federal grants, $2 million in foundation grants, and $2 million in endowment and annual gift funding. 24 faculty operate basic and translational science laboratories and an additional 17 faculty have active and significant health services and clinical trial research programs. 

We are seeking an experienced individual to join our post award research finance team. The team oversees the financial management of several funding sources (Federal, Non-Federal, Foundations, other Institutions, etc) and therefore provides a diverse and dynamic environment in which to work and learn. This position will serve in a post-award capacity and perform duties involved with the oversight of sponsored funding, as well as discretionary and other internal faculty accounts.


  • Reconciliation of faculty accounts (sponsored, non-sponsored, gifts, and start-ups)
  •  Review of expenses for accuracy and allowability
  • Meet with faculty members to discuss financials, as well as prepare any necessary/requested reports to display balance projections based on burn-rate, staffing, etc
  • Process necessary journal entries to correct errors and fund cost share balances
  • Process PARs (DBE changes) for staff and faculty
  • Work with Sponsored Programs on Project/Grant financial reporting (interim and final) and closeout
  • Work with The Office of Research and Sponsored Projects regarding subcontract requests, award information, no-cost-time extensions, etc.
  • Administrative duties for department training grant (T32), core grant (P30), and career development clinician scientist grant (K12). Processing stipend and benefit paperwork and xTrain appointments
  • Other duties and reporting as assigned

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree required with at least 1 year of experience required. 
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills with a demonstrated ability to set priorities, manage multiple tasks and competing deadlines, and strong attention to detail are all necessary as well.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to work collegially and collaboratively in a team environment interacting effectively with faculty, students and peers.
  • At a minimum, proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, eResearch and Wolverine Access (MReports, Financials/Resources, HR Management, Business Objects, etc).


Desired Qualifications*

Three plus years of experience reviewing financial reports for compliance with University guidelines. Knowledge of and post-award activities involved with sponsored research projects including UM policies and procedures.

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

The Kellogg Eye Center seeks to improve lives through curing, preventing and treating eye disease. 

Guiding Principles: Teamwork, Caring, Innovation, and Integrity

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.