Senior Grants Manager

    • New York, NY

Company Overview

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.
For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Grants Manager to join our Grants and Contracts team. We are a unit of the Office of Research and Project Administration (ORPA). We manage the pre-award administration of research grants and contracts funded by federal, state, and private agencies.


You will:

  • Be responsible for providing customer-focused support to investigators by managing day-to-day activities associated with pre-award and non-financial post-award management of sponsored research proposals and awards. This includes, but is not limited to government, non-government and other sponsors.
  • Authorize and submit proposals to external sponsors on behalf of MSK's Authorized Organizational Representative.
  • Act as a consultant for MSK faculty on matters related to the management of their grants portfolio.
  • Serve as the primary institutional liaison between MSK and external sponsors. Coordinate with other central offices and collaborating sites on behalf of investigators to support coordinated management of their grants portfolio.
  • Ensure institutional compliance with federal, state, agency and other applicable governing regulations, policies and procedures concerning sponsored research

You are:

  • Self-motivated, willing to take action, demonstrated ability to establish relationships, prioritize and multi-task on parallel projects.
  • Customer-focused and interested in collaboration.
  • Able to adapt to ambiguous situations and produce results. Lead high priority projects.
  • Adept at planning and prioritizing to work within tight timeframes and meet deadlines.
  • A communicator with strong interpersonal and oral communication skills. Ability to interact with a diverse group of individuals.
  • Effectively engage stakeholders in challenging or deadline-oriented situations.
  • Demonstrates strong initiative and ability to work with minimum supervision.

You have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 4-7 years’ experience in a related field, research administration environment preferred, performing duties similar to the above. 7-10 years of directly related experience may be substituted for the degree.
  • Reading and interpreting funding opportunity announcements or similar.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the pre-award grant submission process. Federal application requirements and policy regulations are highly preferred.
  • Knowledge of NIH application requirements and policy regulations and familiarity with web-based submission software (e.g. Cayuse) preferred.





Competitive compensation packages | Sick Time |Generous Vacation+ 12 holidays to recharge & refuel| Internal Career Mobility & Performance Consulting | Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA & Dependent Care|403b Retirement Savings Plan Match|Tuition Reimbursement |Parental Leave & Adoption Assistance |Commuter Spending Account |Fitness Discounts &Wellness Program | Resource Networks| Life Insurance & Disability

We believe in communication, openness, and thinking beyond your 8-hour day @ MSK. It’s important to us that you have a sense of impact, community, and work/life balance to be and feel your best.


Our Hiring Process

You review the posting, agree it sounds like a great fit & apply ->Talent Acquisition contacts you to schedule a phone interview (if your profile aligns) -> after speaking with the Talent Acquisition Specialist, you will connect with the Hiring Manager by phone or video -> if your experience is a fit, you will move forward to a video call or on-site visit with the team -> post-interview feedback->ideally an offer! ->reference check & onboarding-> orientation & official welcome to MSK.


MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.  


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