Mount Sinai Careers

Senior Grants & Contracts Specialist, Grants & Contracts Office

New York, New York
Professional / Managerial / Administrative

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.


Roles & Responsibilities: 

This individual serves as a Grant reviewer for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Interacts with the faculty, departmental administrators, finance and institutional compliance committees on all Sponsored Programs and research programs. Represents the Institution to non-profit funding agencies, federal government officials and drug and device manufacturers.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide reports as requested for departments and individual researchers
  • Review approximately seven hundred grant applications per year for all pre-award financial and administrative policies on behalf of Institution’s central business office. Interact with departmental administrators, faculty and extramural funding agencies (Federal, NY State, non-profit etc.) to enforce needed corrections prior to institutional endorsement
  • Responsible for correct compliance characterization of the above applications
  • Review and provide Just-In-Time, supplemental and amended information to extramural sponsors on above applications
  • Provide information to Sponsored Programs Accounting for fund activation
  • Additional responsibilities split between positions include maintenance of web-site and electronic forms, creation and maintenance of training grant tables, liaison to the Institutional Bio-Safety Officer, liaison to the Biomedical Research Alliance of New York, liaison to the Committee on Special Awards and Fellowships and creation and distribution of funding opportunities packets, calendars and special alerts
  • Routine entry and maintenance of data for all non-federal sponsorship in the Grants Tracking System. The need for significant oversight and training in this area is expected
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience; NCURA or SRA certification is preferred
  • 6 years of related experience, with a thorough knowledge of grants and contracts administration at a level generally acquired through three or more years of central office grants management experience or two years experience and completion of NCURA Sponsored Programs Administration levels I and II
Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.


We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care.


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Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.


Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.


The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 


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