Grants Management Specialist

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Grants Management Specialist

Roles and responsibilities
Must be a US Citizen
Some travel may be required

Columbus Technologies and Services Inc. is a strategic supplier and business partner to the federal government and its key suppliers.  Through our partnership with the National Institutes of Health, Columbus offers administrative, IT, engineering, scientific, and healthcare professionals the opportunity to work with one of the most prestigious research organizations in the world.  We are currently seeking a Grants Management Specialist to work onsite with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.

This is a long-term contract position which offers:
 - Competitive salary 
 - Tremendous growth opportunity
 - Opportunity to work at NIH, the world's foremost medical research center
 - Learn more about what Columbus can do for you at

Job Description:
Analyze Other Transaction (OT) applications for compliance with the Research Opportunity Announcement. 
• Perform cost analysis using general accepted business and accounting practices. 
• Review Recipient registrations (SAMINEAR) and evaluate LexuslNexus reports. 
• Evaluate Recipient capability to receive and manage federal funds. 
• Participate in quarterly progress meetings with the Recipient and Program. 
• Prepare the OT awards for the Agreement Officers review and approval. 
• Review quarterly financial reports congruent with quarterly progress reports. 
• Prepare financial GANTT chart milestone achievements. 
• Initiate financial reimbursement upon approval from the Agreements and Program Officer. 
• Assemble, document and maintain award information for the official award files. 
• Input agreement award data into NIH systems (IMPAC II1ASSIST). 
• Prepare information for NIH Data Calls. 
• Prepare and finalizing OT Award Closeout.

Required Skills:
Master's degree in a related discipline. Two years of specialized experience plus a Bachelor's degree is equivalent to a Master's degree. 
• Minimum of four (4) years of experience in grants management or a related field. 
• Strong communication skills and demonstrated experience working with a diverse customer population. 
• Ability to present and report to various audiences including customers, senior management, executives, peers, etc. 
• Demonstrated ability to work under tight deadlines. 
• Broad knowledge of and experience in biomedical and bioinformatics IT solutions. 
• Experience working with the funding awards lifecycle. Highly desirable is experience working with NIH contracts, grants or other transactions. 
• Excellent organizational, critical thinking, analytical, decision making, time management and interpersonal skills. 
• Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications. 
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

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