MD Anderson Cancer Center Grant Program Manager - Leukemia in Houston, Texas

The department of Leukemia is are dedicated to quality patient care, innovative research, and developing more effective treatments for all types of leukemia. Clinical research conducted by our faculty and staff consistently translates into new leukemia therapies and advances overall knowledge of the disease.

The Grant Program Manager provides administrative oversight to the grant process for large-scale grants.


Grant and Contract Operations

• Provide comprehensive administrative planning and pre-/post-award oversight and management of assigned grants, contracts, and/or programmatic departmental research activities. Assists in strategic planning and coordination of programmatic evaluations, including internal/external programmatic/grant review activities, attendance at national grant administrative meetings, etc. Provide guidance and assistance in the interpretation of funding agency regulations and requirements.

• Liaison with all institutional offices to provide comprehensive management and planning for all aspects of MDS Section grants and contracts.

• Facilitate the establishment of new company centers as required by grant and contract activities; communicate these activities to core and project leaders

• Design the administrative infrastructure, and direct all administrative support for MDS Section grants and contracts.

• Serve as an expert resource to department faculty regarding grant/contract application planning, submission, and/or administrative management and oversight, as requested. Provide formal and informal research education for investigators and clinical research staff through departmental and small group training sessions related to the management of clinical research.

Financial Management

• Manage fiscal activities related to assigned grants/programs to include preparing, reviewing, and submitting budgets to institutional/funding agencies as required, forecasting, and developing expense and interim budget reports for review by departmental leadership and extramural funding agencies.

• Ensures grant process has appropriate resources by developing reports for monitoring budget performance and activity levels. Reviews monthly expenditures across all departmental company centers and reports to project and principal investigators

• Manages funds and fund allocation across multiple projects by producing monthly financial reports for chairman, project leaders and administrator – to include free balance, monthly report of expenditures, expenses by PI/company center, and charts this data as required based on data extracted from PeopleSoft, OBIEE, MS Access and other data sources.

• Provides oversight of all lab study contract agreements for the MDS Section, including preparing budgets, invoices, and reporting.

• Interacts with all levels of personnel both inside and outside the institution to resolve problems/errors or questions regarding grant financial reports

• Prepares annual budgets in consultation with the principal investigators and project leaders

• Evaluate and refine (as necessary) financial policies, procedures, and business processes related to grant/contract funds to ensure compliance with departmental and institutional policies, and with federal and state regulations.

• Assures that all research-related subcontracts are current; works with subcontracting sites, Office of Research Administration and Grants & Contracts Accounting to establish subcontracts, monitor expiration dates, request extensions or terminations as needed.

Administrative Operations

• Extramural Activities: Coordinates the internal and external advisory board meetings for multi-project grants. Facilitates interactions between M. D. Anderson faculty and activities of other collaborating sites. Serves as liaison with the National Cancer Institute's Centers Branch and program personnel. Participate and organize other thematic and regional meetings.

• Information Systems: Participate in institutional and departmental databases and web sites for grants and contracts activities. Retain expertise in these sites for efficient use and reporting.

• Responsible for initiating the Developmental and Career Development Research Programs; manage annual solicitations and competitions for mini-proposals for developmental funding and pilot projects

• Advertise grant activities internally, in institutional publications, on the website's bulletin board, and elsewhere as required

• Manage the preparation of other departmental grant applications as requested. Direct, mentor and develop the activities of others in the compilation and preparation of grant and grant-related documents.

• Manage the preparation of new research studies as requested. Direct and develop the preparation of research study start-up.


Required: Bachelor's degree.


Required: Two years of grant management experience such as grant writing, grant submission and financial administration. May substitute required education degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one year basis.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 60,400

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 75,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 90,600