Grant Development Specialist 2 - Immunology Center of Georgia

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Nov 08, 2023
Full time Grants, Sponsored Programs, Research

Job Description


Grant Development Specialist 2 - Immunology Center of Georgia

Job ID: 261032
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


About Us

Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.


Augusta University ' Health Sciences Campus: 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

College/Department Information

The Immunology Center of Georgia (IMMCG) represents a new initiative by the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University to leverage the ability of the immune system to combat disease. The IMMCG will accomplish this by assembling teams of biomedical researchers with strong records of scientific innovation and technological development. The IMMCG will be co-directed by world-class immunologists Drs. Catherine `Lynn' Hedrick and Klaus Ley, both of whom have made major discoveries linking immune cells to specific mechanisms of disease. The goal of the IMMCG is to produce novel and effective treatments for conditions that heavily impact the communities of Georgia and the United States. The new center is aggressively recruiting faculty and staff to lead projects focused on cardiovascular disease, obesity and metabolic disorders, autoimmune and infectious disease, neurodegenerative disease and cancer.


Job Summary

Provides support for the Center for Immunology faculty and research trainees to include development, preparation, and submission of grant and contract proposals. Ensures all applications meet agency and university guidelines and published timetables and deadlines. Ensures proposals are entered and routed in a timely manner for further review. Post-award activities include detailed reconciliation of assigned project budgets, preparing budget reports, preparing adjustments and corrections in assigned project budgets for further review and approval in order to meet project goal and federal requirements.




The duties include, but are not limited to:


Assists with metrics and tracking of grants and awards. Provides assistance to faculty in interpreting award terms and conditions. Serves as a resource to administration, trainees and faculty in preparation, development, review, and submission of grant and contract proposal and applications. Develops evaluation criteria. Serves as primary contact with pre-award on grant and contract related matters. Advises faculty on strategic budget development. Prepares and develops progress reports, competing renewals, revisions, contracts and grant close-out reports, as well as just-in-time information. Works in federal and private electronic research administration systems such as ASSIST, Workspace, and Proposal Central to complete pre- and post-award activities. Ensures compliance with federal, state, and agency regulations regarding all aspects of pre- and post-award administration.


Manages budgets for grants, research incentive, and startup accounts. Approves grant expenditures according to direct charging policy; approves startup expenditures according to state/AU policy; approves research incentive expenditures according to MCGRI policies; reconciles accounts on a monthly basis and takes appropriate action to correct any errors. Prepares and maintains documentation related to cost transfers, requests for expenditures, budget revisions, and fund statements. Ensures payments for invoices, check requests, as well as deposits, are applied correctly in the financial system and reflected in financial reports.


Assigns personnel to accounts in accordance with budgets and award terms and works closely with the Department Administrator to ensure personnel actions are submitted in a timely manner; reviews effort monthly via the pre-payroll report and indicates corrections needed. Works in the Effort Reporting System to ensure cost sharing is applied to the grant/s and that faculty and staff certify their effort.


Interprets data for the purpose of determining past financial performance to develop and prepare financial reports for financial analysis, forecasting, and trending. Devises financial reporting tools and reports. Reviews and analyzses data to solve sponsored research problems; escalates serious problems so that appropriate action can be taken. Serves as primary contact with post award on grant related matters and with the Research Institute for incentive related matters.


Processes P-card allocations and approvals monthly in the Works Payment system; assists with procurement of supplies and equipment for the research laboratories.


Performs other related duties and special projects as assigned


Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in business or related field with three years of experience in business, finance, accounting or other related field. Three years of experience with preparation and review of funding proposals.



Shift: Days; Monday - Friday (Work outside of normal business hours may be required)


Pay Grade: 15


Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position.


Recruitment Period: Until Filled


Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.


Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.


Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!


Conditions of Employment

All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.


If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage.


All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.


Credit Check

This position will require the acquisition of a P-Card and/or handle cash, credit or other sensitive information and will require a satisfactory Consumer Credit check as a condition of employment.


Other Information

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."

Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.


How To Apply

Consider applying with us today! search for Job ID: 261032.


Select University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the university.


Select University Faculty & Staff > Internal Applicants if you are a current university employee.


If you need further assistance, please contact us at 706-721-9365.


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