Sponsored Research Business Analyst

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Sponsored Research Business Analyst

  • Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Institution Type: Four-Year/Advanced Degree (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Location: Urbana, IL US
  • Website: illinois.edu

Sponsored Research Business Analyst

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | Urbana, IL US
  • Hourglass IconDeadline: July 18, 2022
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Job TitleSponsored Research Business Analyst

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Staff

Salary Range $ Commensurate with experience.

Location Urbana, IL US

Deadline July 18, 2022

Contact Information

Contact Name Delynn Carter

Department School of Molecular & Cellular Biology

Email dmcarter@illinois.edu

Phone US +1 (214) 244-8116

Job Description

To apply for this job please visit jobs.illinois.edu.

Sponsored Research Business Analyst

School of Molecular & Cellular Biology

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

The School of Molecular and Cellular Biology welcomes applications for a Sponsored Research Business Analyst.  In this position, the incumbent will manage financial and regulatory aspects of sponsored research grants, contracts and subcontracts for faculty investigators in a national recognized top-volume research environment for the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Faculty Consulting and Guidance

• Counsel research faculty during the pre- and post-award process for externally-funded research projects.  Formulate complex project budgets and interpret pertinent regulatory guidelines.  Provide expenditure projections and forecast financial trends for faculty funding portfolios.

• Tailor financial management of funding portfolios based on knowledge of individual investigator specialized research fields.

• Advise faculty toward a recommended course of action on complex federal and private industry regulations.

Pre-award Coordination

• Collaborate with inter-disciplinary researchers on campus and those at other Institutions of higher learning and private foundations during both the application and award execution process.

Post-award Coordination

• Establish professional rapport with departmental and central campus offices to facilitate effective and efficient business processes.

• Implement specialized internal financial systems.

Develop other related systems for sponsored research management, as needed. Initiate independent action and exercise individual authority based upon level of knowledge and professional experience.

Compliance Coordination

• Conduct analysis of faculty effort in accordance with regulatory compliance requirements. Advocate for faculty while representing the School and the University during negotiations with external funding agencies.

Seek continuing education opportunities or relevant professional certifications.


Required: Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, finance, economics or a field related to the position.  Two years overseeing pre- and post-award processes for externally funded research projects. Demonstrated experience managing multiple funding accounts, developing research budgets, and fiscal planning.

Preferred: At least one year experience serving as an internal control point for cost allocability and sponsored project effort tracking.  At least one year experience of an approver role of costs both payroll and non-payroll ensuring allowability and allocability of cost to fund.  At least one year experience coordinating with and providing counsel to faculty concerning funds in their portfolio.  Experience at an institution of higher education setting.  Experience in accounting, auditing, or laboratory research in a scientific field; prior experience with federal electronic research administration systems such as NSF FASTLane and Grants.gov; Illinois Certified Research Administrator

Successful candidates will have the following:  Knowledge of sponsored research activity within a University setting. Extensive knowledge of PC-based tools including Word and Excel.  Ability to exhibit discretion in professional judgment. Critical and analytical mindset.  Attention to detail.  Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize.  Highly developed communication skills. Ability to develop and tailor tools to effectively communicate ideas and analyze situations. Ability to maintain confidentiality and to represent the School and the University in a professional manner.  Awareness of, and sensitivity to, cultural and linguistic differences. Commitment to diversity and inclusion.  Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards (GAS) and knowledge of database applications.

This position is a 100% full-time, twelve month, benefits-eligible position.  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Starting date is as soon as possible.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information

Applications must be received by June 20, 2022. Apply for this position using the “Apply for Position” button below. If you have not applied before, you must create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu. If you already have a profile, you will be redirected to that existing profile via email notification. To complete the application process:

Step 1) Submit the Staff Vacancy Application.

Step 2) Submit the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability forms.

Step 3) Upload your cover letter, resume (months and years of employment must be included), and academic credentials (unofficial transcripts or diploma may be acceptable) and names/contact information for three professional references.  Academic credentials will be verified before hire.

In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for this position using the “Apply for Position” button below. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered.  For further information about this specific position, please contact dmcarter@illinois.edu.   For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment.  For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment

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