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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.

Job Summary

The Division of Hematology/Oncology (HemOnc) is seeking an experienced individual to join their finance team.  The Division 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 individual will serve in a hybrid role performing pre-award and post-award duties involved with sponsored funding, as well as the management of discretionary and other internal faculty accounts.



  • Assisting faculty members with the completion of various Sponsor documents for initial submission, to include collection of necessary documents from not only the PI, but also applicable Co-Investigator's and subcontract sites.
  • Aid in the creation/updating of faculty biosketches and other support documents (pre-grant submission and post-submission).
  • Assist with progress reports for existing awards.
  • Maintain appropriate communications with the Department of Internal Medicine, the Medical School and the Office of Research & Sponsored Projects (ORSP) and Sponsored Programs regarding issues to be addressed, as well as new forms/processes/procedures.


  • Reconciliation of faculty accounts (sponsored and non-sponsored).
  • 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.
  • Process PARs (DBE changes) for lab staff.
  • 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.

Required Qualifications*

Required Qualifications Financial Specialist Senior:
Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor's degree with three or more years of experience in grant administration with Federal and non-federal sponsors.  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).

Required Qualifications Financial Specialist Intermediate:
Bachelor's degree with 2-3 years experience

Desired Qualifications*

Desired qualifications include experience reviewing Concur reports for compliance with University guidelines.  Knowledge of pre-award activities involved with sponsored research projects including UM policies and procedures.

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

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.