Research Support Manager-Radiology

The University of Iowa

Job Reference #: 22004285

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.

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.


Finance and Accounting

  • Knowledge of finance and accounting practices, financial analysis, and reporting; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.
  • Ability to manage recharge centers.

Grants and Contracts Development and Management

  • Knowledge of and ability to use processes, tools and services for developing and managing grants and contracts.

Grants/Contracts Review

  • Knowledge of the contractual, compliance and legal matters related to expenditures related to grants from various federal, state and private funding agencies; ability to evaluate, interpret and improve the language used in grant contractual agreements.

Collaboration and Embracing Diversity

  • Ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and civil manner while appreciating the unique contribution of individuals from varied cultures, nationalities, genders, ages, etc.

Positive Impact/Achieving Results

  • Ability to utilize existing resources and learning to achieve or exceed desired outcomes of current and future organizational goals/needs. Able to demonstrate ethical behavior in diverse situations while producing results.

Service Excellence/Customer Focus

  • Ability to meet or exceed customer service needs and expectations and provide excellent service in a direct or indirect manner. Ability to effectively transmit and interpret information through appropriate communication with internal and external customers.

Pay Grade: 5A

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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  • 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.


The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Application Instructions:

In order to be considered, applicants must upload Cover Letter and Resume (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

For additional questions or concerns, please reach out to Ashley Fitzpatrick at

Job ID: 82265

Posted 7 days ago

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