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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


The Rogel Cancer Center is seeking an experienced full-time Research Administrator Senior to join its finance team.


Job duties to include, but not be limited to:

Financial oversight of an NIH P50 SPORE grant to include:

  • Review/Reconcile assigned accounts across cost share and sponsored research using MReports, Business Objects and other tools
  • Develop and maintain subcontracts under prime contract to include the financial oversight, review of invoices, timely billing activity and reconciliation
  • Prepare monthly reports with revenues, encumbrances, and projected balances and collaborate with SPORE administrator and PI to monitor grant progress and activities, establish and track encumbrances as necessary
  • Respond to requests for financial information from the sponsor, sponsored programs, financial operations, subcontract sites and subaccounts.
  • Review and facilitate annual financial status reports (FSR), along with processing any sponsor carryforward requests should funds remain
  • Complete annual Sponsor financial progress reports for non-competing renewals, as well as the creation of multi-year budgets for any future competing renewals
  • Process needed journal entries and PARs

Reconcile assigned accounts (internal, sponsored) on a monthly basis for accuracy and allowability and to ensure compliance with Medical School and sponsor guidelines; investigate and resolve any issues

Utilize financial knowledge and experience towards budget development, forecasting, reporting and conveyance of recommendations to leadership and colleagues.

Create and process any necessary journal entries

Create ad-hoc reports for use by Cancer Center leadership, finance director, as well as colleagues.

Additional duties as assigned


Required Qualifications*

Required Qualifications* 

  1. Bachelor degree and 5 - 7 years of progressive grant and contract experience or equivalent combination of education and experience . 
  2. Candidates should have knowledge of UM policies and procedures.  
  3. Experience in grant administration for Federal and Non-Federal sponsors to include knowledge of Federal guidelines for grants, uniform guidance and cooperative agreements.
  4. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Wolverine Access (MReports, Financials/Physical Resources, Human Resource Management System, Business Objects, etc).
  5. 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 necessary.
  6. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  7. Candidates should have the ability to work collegially and collaboratively in a team environment, or independently, and interact effectively with faculty and peers.  

Desired Qualifications*

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience working within eResearch (eRPM). 
  • Knowledge of pre-award activities

Background Screening

Background Screening

University of Michigan Health System 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.

Application Deadline

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. Dependent on qualifications, this position may be filled at an Administrative Specialist Intermediate level.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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


U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working or learning remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.