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Grants Manager

PNRI is looking for a top-notch Grants Manager to partner and collaborate with our Principal Investigators (PI’s) in the holistic governance of all grant proposals. This critical position is accountable for the oversight, accounting, reporting, compliance, analytics and relationship management for all PNRI’s grants.

The Grants Manager will be responsible for researching, preparing, submitting, and managing grant proposals/reports which support PNRI’s goals. This position requires strong writing, data analysis, program budgeting, and project management skills, with an emphasis on outcome measurement.  This position will serve as a liaison between the PI’s and the Finance and Administrative staff. Demonstrated problem solving skills are critical to success, as well as taking initiative and ownership over the role and responsibilities.  The successful candidate will be detail oriented, well-organized, and a team player with a high level of work integrity and ethical standards.


Not only do we have a long and distinguished history, but we are also a relevant part of the future in genetic research.

Our institute offers a diversity in science; and continues to expand.

Our PI’s are committed to finding opportunities for their labs to collaborate in their pursuit of genetic research to improve human health.

PNRI is building a team and a community dedicated to contributing scientific advances to improve the health of all people.

What you will do:

  • Lead grant proposal development and submission—preparing and organizing materials for research proposals, contracts, sub-contracts, agreements, and submitting and monitoring grant applications.
  • Research new federal, state, and private funding opportunities.
  • Meet with funders and PRNI PIs to explore funding opportunities and fulfill site visit requirements.
  • Maintain and build relationships with funders and other strategic partners.
  • Draft proposals/LOIs, grant application narratives, and budgets and collaborates to finalize with PI’s, finance, and the Controller.
  • Analyze and evaluate contract and grant budgets for correct calculation of expenditure categories such as salaries, percent of effort, salary adjustment increases, fringe benefits, indirect costs, materials, and equipment.
  • Analyze and evaluate awarded proposals, contracts, and subcontracts for compliance with funding agency, federal, state, and Institute requirements; prepares required acceptance documentation, recommends approval or rejection of deviations from contract specifications.
  • Coordinate receipt of awards and sub award contract documentation; maintains proposal and funding records, and prepares scheduled and special reports, studies and analyses.
  • Maintain grant compliance and reporting, including outcome measurement and grant budgets—taking responsibility for meeting high standards of effectiveness, timeliness, and completeness.
  • Participate and/or assist in special projects, and perform associated administrative duties as assigned.
  • Maintain master calendar of grants and prospects and all associated files and correspondence.
  • Maintain library of grant support documents including resumes, bio-sketches, other support documents, etc.
  • Manage and conduct annual or bi-annual financial audits on funded projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 What you bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and/or education
  • Three years of grant management experience required
  • Two years of general accounting experience or equivalent experience required
  • Validated experience with budgets, financial tracking, progress reporting and other compliance requirements for multiple award types including federal grants
  • Demonstrated administrative skills and self-motivated with the ability to set priorities, manage deadlines, problem solve, and manage multiple tasks under minimal supervision in an effective and efficient manner, without a reduction in quality or customer satisfaction
  • Verifiable, collaborative team player with a demonstrated track record of partnering, relationship building, and customer service skills
  • Intermediate to expert skills in Microsoft Office (specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint) required. Experience with donor development/CRM software systems a plus
  • Experience in a nonprofit environment a plus
  • Experience with Intacct software preferred

PNRI is committed to creating a diverse environment and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

 Want to be a part of the team PNRI?  Please send your CV/resume and a brief cover letter to hr@pnri.org.

The annual base salary for this position is from $91,000 to $127,000 and the wage offered will be based on experience and qualifications.

About PNRI:

PNRI is an independent, nonprofit, biomedical research institute with a distinguished history of contributing scientific advances to improve health. We believe genetic research holds untapped potential to improve human health. PNRI pursues an unanswered question in the field of genetics: what keeps people healthy in the face of genetic and environmental risk?  At PNRI, our culture encourages originality, risk-taking, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

PNRI is an equal opportunity employer. PNRI does not, and will not, discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, creed, ancestry, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital or family status, family or medical care leave, pregnancy or related condition (including childbirth and/or nursing), political affiliation, caste or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law or local ordinance. We believe diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is not only good business; it’s the right thing to do.

PNRI requires vaccination for COVID 19 as a condition of employment.

Please see www.pnri.org for more information.

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PNRI Founder

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