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Financial Coordinator (part-time/benefited)

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Position type: Staff Part Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Biomedical Engineering
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and grant funding
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General Summary of Position:

The Biomedical Engineering Department is seeking a financial coordinator who will report to the Chair of the Biomedical Engineering Department, Bryan Buchholz, PhD., and Professor Laura Punnett, Director of CPH-NEW.

This position is to be filled as soon as possible.  The successful candidate will be responsible for oversight of all financial aspects of grants and contracts within the Biomedical Engineering Department, of which the major ones currently are CAPCaT, RADx, and CPH-NEW.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 5 years of experience as a Project Administrator or comparable position with financial management duties, preferably in an academic or non-profit research environment; OR Associates degree and 7-10 years of directly related experience (as above)
  • Demonstrated familiarity with financial management software applications
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Evidence of success in project management: well-organized, able to multitask, able to work independently with good problem-solving and analytic skills; flexibility and ability to prioritize; ability to collaborate with diverse individuals in a highly professional manner
  • Demonstrated familiarity with Windows-based computer applications: word processing, spreadsheets, Adobe Acrobat, and e-mail

Additional Considerations:

  • Strong writing skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills across various levels

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience in PeopleSoft Summit is strongly desired; training is available if needed
• Preparation of project budgets in support of new grant-writing

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only current UML Employees within the Grants & Contracts (MTA/GRACE) bargaining unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

This is a Grants & Contracts (MTA/GRACE) bargaining unit position, Grade P16.

This position is contingent upon funding and is part-time, benefited (18.75 hours/week).  

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.   

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process. 

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