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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 successful candidate will provide financial services assistance to a National Institutes of Health-supported Center grant housed in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. The Center consists of researchers in 3 U-M laboratories as well as investigators at about 20 additional institutions, who together are engaged in discovery science related to RNA dynamics and interactions during HIV-1 virus replication: illuminating basic features about RNA similar to those that were required for the generation of mRNA COVID vaccines. The successful candidate will contribute to the financial maintenance of subcontracts, assist in pre- and post-award activities, and partner with the Center’s Administrative Assistant and the UM faculty member who is the Center’s Principal Investigator to ensure smooth center operation.

Please note: This is a term-limited position through December 31, 2022 with the possibility for renewal based on the availability of funds and need.

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.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings


  • Establish, service (eg: process invoices), and amend subcontracts, and participate in closeouts.
  • Complete financial and regulatory reporting required by the NIH and the University of Michigan, consulting departmental and university administration as needed.
  • Ensure compliance with sponsor and university regulations.
  • Provide customer service regarding the overall center and its financial management to subcontractors, internal subaccount holders, and their administrative contacts.
  • Meet with and develop organizational strategy with CRNA administration, and contribute to non-finance administrative activities at times of peak demand.
  • Assist with pre-award grant preparation, other support reporting, and related activities.
  • Maintain updated bookkeeping for Center components and all the PI’s accounts.
  • Employees in this classification typically analyze, compare and evaluate various courses of action and have the authority to make independent decisions on matters of significance, free from immediate direction, within the scope of their responsibilities. Experience with University administration valuable.

Required Qualifications*

Senior level:

  • Bachelor degree and 5-7 years of grant and contract experience or equivalent combination of education and experience

Intermediate level:

  • Bachelor degree 3-5 years of grant and contract experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening 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.