Research Support Manager

The University of Iowa

Job Reference #: 20003212

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics department of Radiology is seeking a Research Support Manager to promote the University's research mission by supporting scientific, scholarly and creative activities through scientific inquiry, open discovery, dissemination of new knowledge, administering programs, procedures and policies to assure compliance and to advance research, technology commercialization, or economic development.

Duties Include: 

Grant Exploration and Development:  

  • Respond to faculty inquiries regarding specific grant opportunities.
  • Make recommendations regarding economic feasibility.
  • Establish timelines to assure project deadline dates are met.
  • Monitor progress of proposal development.
  • Develop budgets; comply with internal and sponsor deadlines.
  • Obtain institutional approvals; route proposals.
  • Authorize and train users on electronic submissions systems.

Post-Award Administration/Financial Responsibility:  

  • Oversee and manage a large group of externally and internally funded grants and contracts, including forecasting and interpreting funding agency and University guidelines.
  • Manage budgets for all grants, contracts and programs; work with PIs to assure required program reports are completed and sent to funding agencies.
  • May assist in budget development and provide projects and recommendations.
  • Prepares financial forecasts of the funding needs for staffing/other expenses and alerting Administration and the investigators of staffing and cost adjustments needed in advance.
  • Reconciliation of grant accounts and interpretation of accounts for PIs.
  • Create grant accounts.
  • Manage and reconcile departmental organized research accounts according to department and UI policy.


  • Assure compliance with contract/grant terms in accordance with University policies and state and federal regulations.
  • Educate faculty on compliance reporting expectations and monitor completion or specified requirements.

Operational/Administrative Support:  

  • Develop and implement strategic planning to meet grants-related goals of the unit or department.
  • Provide necessary training and support based on new and/or changing guidelines.
  • Assemble, edit and distribute program-related educational and promotional materials.
  • Provide assistance to third party vendor during bi-annual equipment inventory and ensure proper reporting to UI.
  • Conduct annual research space survey and report to Carver College of Medicine.
  • Monthly coordination of the IIBI / Radiology monthly lecture series.
  • Provide departmental support to and participate in the strategic planning of the Institute for Biomedical Imaging.

External Communication and Negotiations:  

  • Communicate with UI units to assure compliance, adherence to policies, status tracking, and direct communications with sponsors and other entities.


  • Provide functional supervision and/or administrative supervision of staff.
  • May provide direction, assignments, feedback, coaching and counseling to assure outcomes are achieved.
  • May hire, develop, manage the performance of staff; assure staff are compliant with UI policies and procedures.


 The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required of individuals performing this job.  


University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives. ®

Percent of Time: 100%


  • A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
  • Reasonable, 3-5 years directly related experience required.
  • Knowledge of federal grant policies and regulations required.
  • Knowledge in governmental fund accounting or comparable contracts required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • Must be proficient in computer software applications (Microsoft Office Suite), specifically excel.


  • Supervisory experience is desired.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in accounting and budgeting or comparable contract administration is desired.
  • 3-5 years accounting experience in grants administration, grants management, including post-award monitoring of expenditures and reporting, preparation of budgets and monitoring of expenditures is desired.
  • 3-5 years of accounting experience related to operations of an academic research and clinical department is desired.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology is desired
  • Certified Research Administrator (CRA) certificate desired.
  • Prior experience with Recharge Centers (management of research facility) is desired.
  • Knowledge of project management is desired.
  • Knowledge of University policies, procedures and regulations is desired.
  • Knowledge of UI automated accounting systems, CAYUSE, UIRIS, general ledger -GLDSS is desired.

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Benefits Highlights:

  • Regular salaried position. Located in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans

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Job ID: 71712

Posted 4 days ago

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