The Immune Tolerance Network (ITN program or the “Network”) is a research cooperative that began in 1999 and combines the expertise of over 70 scientists and clinicians from fifty institutions both in the US and abroad. The primary focus of the Network is on the development of new tolerogenic approaches for the treatment and prevention of disease in three clinical areas: asthma and allergic diseases; autoimmune diseases; and immune-mediated rejection of transplanted solid organs, tissues and cells.
The Network is currently funded by a grant awarded to the Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). As the Prime Recipient of this grant BRI is responsible for the management of the overall grant from NIAID; including oversight of all aspects of the Network’s implementation of the mechanistic, laboratory-based studies and clinical trials, as well as the development of policies and procedures for the protection of human subjects, the integrity of pre-clinical and clinical data.
Under the leadership and management of the ITN Program Finance & Grants Manager, and in close affiliation with the other ITN Analysts, the ITN Clinical Financial Analyst I takes a central role in the financial reimbursement process within the ITN while working in a team environment to develop, finalize and track the ITN’s domestic and international Clinical and Mechanistic awards. The ITN Clinical Financial Analyst I works directly with the other ITN Analysts and the Finance and Grants Manager to track the progress of each award throughout the funding lifecycle.
The ITN Clinical Financial Analyst I will work with the ITN Finance and Grants Manager and other analysts to make decisions within the guidelines of the sponsoring agency and BRI policies and procedures. Responsible for providing financial reporting to the ITN Administrative Director and tracking all ITN awarded budgets, alerting other team members when amendments are needed. Additional responsibilities include assisting with A133 Audit prep, the set up and tracking of all ITN clinical sub-awards and mechanistic vendor agreements from initial project approval through reimbursement and reconciliation. Professionalism in all transactions with customers and colleagues is a must. Will serve as the ITN’s liaison to BRI AP department.
The Analyst I may be responsible for any of the following; tracking of the internal grant application submission process; ITN CDA management; management of the ITN sub-awards email account, updating the ITN’s website; maintenance of internal control documentation, and tracking of ITN manuscripts. The Analyst utilizes sound fiscal accounting practices and procedures in order to: monitor expenditures; prepare necessary reports; review and process re-budgets, cost transfers, overdraft resolution and account closeout; and to monitor oversight/fulfillment of reporting obligations.
Other duties and special projects as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of two years related experience, proficiency with spreadsheets and databases, and NIH grants experience, including familiarity with OMB Circulars A-110, A-122 and A-133 preferred. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for Bachelor’s Degree.