Job Openings


Job ID: BH334164

Category: Grants Manager, Grant Accountant

Specialty: Accounting & Finance

Grant Accountant

Contract to hire


-Phone screen with recruiter
-Video call with the team
-Start ASAP on a Monday


Industry and Size: Research/Biotech

Hours: 8:30-5:30

Location: Kendall Square
*Everyone is remote right now and they do not have a plan to go into the office right now
*Will look at candidates anywhere in the country

Why the Position is Open: New positions

Other Details:

  • The grants this role will be dealing with are huge – multiple millions

Must haves:

  • Pre and Post Award experience (see note above)
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Large organization experience

Nice to Haves:

  • Knowledge of federal web-based grants management systems, enterprise financial systems, query tools or grants management tools a plus.


  • Prepares grant, subcontract and industry sponsored proposals for a portfolio of faculty investigators, working closely with faculty, sponsors and relevant internal contacts to handle all aspects of Pre-Award administration including proposal review, submission and award set up.
  • Cultivates relationships and communicates regularly with research administration officials at collaborating institutions, particularly MIT, Harvard University and the Harvard-affiliated hospitals.
  • Independently monitors and maintains post-award grant management activities including providing faculty with ongoing financial reporting as well as serving as the primary point of contact on all compliance related issues involving grants or contracts.
  • Serves as a faculty liaison with sponsors, fostering ongoing relationships. Conversant in applicable sponsor rules and regulations; preparing and submitting documents in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Assists with special agreements with collaborators on sponsored activities, as needed, including staff billing arrangements and Specialized Service Facility charges.
  • Oversees sponsored research project accounts, reviews and reconciles charges and works with Principal Investigators and project account managers to forecast balances.
  • Administers salary billing process including ongoing monitoring of effort and adherence to related salary and effort limitations imposed under sponsor or policies.
  • Coordinates process with faculty for annual budget projections in conjunction with the budget office.
  • Provides ongoing training and orientation on pre and post award grant administration



  • Bachelor’s degree and/or significant related (5 to 7 years) experience supporting faculty in the areas of federal and non-federal grant administration at a non-profit organization.
  • Computer literate and proficient in the use of personal computers, spreadsheets and word processing applications.
  • Knowledge of federal web-based grants management systems, enterprise financial systems, query tools or grants management tools a plus.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Works independently with minimal supervision; respects deadlines.
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced and challenging environment.

The Planet Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Type: Temp/Contract to Direct

Location: Remote Based