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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 Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology is seeking an applicant with diverse experience in purchasing goods and services for research laboratories and providing financial oversight of sponsored projects. The person in this position will split their time equally between purchasing and post-award financial management of Department research grants.


Procurement Role:

  • Core responsibility is to procure goods and services for all Department labs for routine, non-routine and rush orders using appropriate methods through Strategic Suppliers (M-Marketsite), purchase orders, or P-Card (shortcode).  This includes equipment, service contracts and sole source justification support.
  • Use M-Reports to determine if the order is within the proper budget category and budget limit prior to placing the order, ensure compliance with budgetary and UG guidelines, submit new vendor requests as needed.  
  • Lead for using Webnow system, training new tier one level staff in labs and overseeing received status reports for PO's created.  As well as other duties as assigned.

Contract & Grants Management Role:

  • Monitor research grant budgets and expenses (sponsored, pilot, bridging) utilizing M-Pathways, Business Objects, WebNow, eRecon, MReports and other University financial systems.
  • Work with PIs upon receipt of NOA to allocate personnel and other recurring charges.
  • Review and verify the accuracy of transactions including finance, procurement, payroll, financial aid and effort.
  • Investigate and resolve financial issues.
  • Monitor project/grants for compliance with sponsor guidelines.
  • Work with Sponsored Programs and ORSP on financial and grant related reports and forms (FSR, UG, 7471, Post-Award changes, etc)
  • Provide projections and recommendations for effective use of funds
  • Work on special projects within the scope of responsibility

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree is required.

  • 2 years of relevant procurement experience is required.

  • Solid understanding of accounting principles and reconciliation experience necessary 

  • Candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills, attention to detail, strong interpersonal skills, and organizational skills.

  • Ability to work independently as well as effectively in teams; must have the ability to work comfortably with individuals at all levels.

  • Must reliably manage responsibilities and time effectively.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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