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Grants and Financial Management Analyst
The University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois
Date Posted 01/06/2021
Admin-Business And Financial Management
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled


BSD PHS - IPPH Administration

About the Department

The newly created Institute for Population and Precision Health (IPPH), located in the Biological Sciences Division, will integrate a wide spectrum of factors such as human health behaviors, environmental factors, social and economic factors, policies and genetic determinants of health, into studies focused on the treatment and prevention of disease, as well as the maintenance of wellness. Leveraging and integrating the University of Chicago’s considerable institutional strength in population science with research spanning diverse fields such as genetic medicine, cancer epidemiology, clinical trials, microbiome, and epigenomics, the Institute will have the common goal of improving human health outcomes. The unit is currently working on multiple COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials to achieve this end. The administration and human resources for the IPPH are managed by the Department of Public Health Sciences. The Department of Public Health Sciences is the home in the Biological Sciences Division.

Job Summary

The position provides support for clinical trial financial management and other processes related to grant invoicing and accounts receivables. Other areas for impact include providing support for collecting and reviewing administrative documents, financial reports, and compliance-related materials.



  • Revenue cycle management across grants and clinical trials.
  • Reconciles and reports on variances in data through comparisons of multiple data sources (patient, financial, compliance, etc.).
  • Provides responses to address variances and compliance-related concerns.
  • Provides guidance and support for project staff.
  • Uses general understanding and experience to administer the delivery of services to program participants and/or beneficiaries.
  • Plans and conducts quality assurance reviews and recommends changes as appropriate.
  • Analyzes program budgets and uses a moderate/high level of authority to recommend or makes budgetary recommendations.
  • Interacts with faculty, researchers and staff for committee work or information.
  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications


Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through < 2 years of work experience in a related job discipline.




Preferred Qualifications


  • Experience working with clinical trial financial management.
  • Finance and grants management experience in an academic medical center.


Preferred Competencies

  • Ability to prepare comprehensive reports on a short deadline and with limited supervision.
  • Ability to work extremely well in a team environment.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Computer software proficiency and expertise, proficient in the use of MS Office Suite with a strong emphasis on Excel.


Application Documents

  • Resume (required)
  • Cover letter (preferred)


When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Resume/CV of the application.

Job Family

Administration & Management

Role Impact

Individual Contributor

FLSA Status


Pay Frequency


Scheduled Weekly Hours


Benefits Eligible


Drug Test Required


Health Screen Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


Posting Statement

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity /Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.


Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form .


We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.


All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history. A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment. Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.


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