Experienced Grants Administrator with 10-year track record of excellence. Driven, resourceful, skilled, and detail-oriented. Seeking Grants Manager position in an academic environment.
Ph.D.: Molecular Biology1998Fudan University and Yale UniversityShanghai City, China
Master of Science: Genetics1994Fudan UniversityShanghai City, China
Bachelor of Science: Genetics1991Peking UniversityBeijing, China
Grants Administrator07/2014 to CurrentWeill Cornell Graduate School of Medical SciencesNew York, NYResponsible for the administration of Pre-doctoral Grants and Fellowships for Weill Cornell Graduate School faculty and students
Postdoctoral Research Fellow01/2008 to 03/2000Fudan UniversityShanghai City, China
Fellowships and Outreach Director03/2006 to 06/2014Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical SciencesNew York, NY
Assists student fellowship and institutional training grant applications, manages financial activities; Directs science outreach activities such as teacher professional development workshops and summer science programs
Research Associate09/2004 to 02/2006Weill Cornell Medical CollegeNew York, NY
Postdoctoral Research Associate04/2000 to 08/2004Weill Cornell Medical CollegeNew York, NY
Thorough understanding of the entire grant administration process in an academic
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
A good team player; treats everyone with respect; being comfortable to interact with diverse work groups
Good at multitasking and pays close attention to detail
Very High professional and personal standard
Great customer service skills, result oriented
Relevant experience and skills
Below are my main activities in the current job.
I believe these skills will help me to do well
in the "Grants Manager" position.
Researches and identifies fellowship/grant opportunities (both federal agencies and
private donors) for graduate students
Directs and implements NIH and NSF fellowship training and preparation workshops for students: providing essential information and instructions; hosting peer-review process among students
Advises graduate school students on proper grant application preparation: help with the budget and budget justification, organize applications, and communicate with Program
Directors, OSRA, and granting agencies
Assists the training grant program director in the preparation of training grant applications and competitive renewals
Coordinates the NIH site visit for training grants
Facilitates the grant account setup
Provides ongoing financial oversight of the student fellowships and
institutional training grants, including day-to-day tracking of funds by utilizing SAP to closely monitor account activity
Aids the preparation of grant progress reports; helps to generate financial reports by working with students/faculty members, Research Accounting, and departments
Monitors grants budgets and expenditures, initiates or recommends remedial action for erroneous charges, performs monthly variance analysis, and resolves discrepancies.
Maintains, tracks and updates effort for the students in the Effort
Tracking System to ensure compliance with Medical College's Time &
Effort Reporting policies.
Helps to ensure the proper closeouts of student fellowships and institutional training grants
General Office Skills:
High Proficiency in Word and Excel;
SAP knowledge and experience: Finance reports; COF entry and approval; Time entry and approval; Research visibility, etc
I hold a PhD in Molecular Biology and did many years of biomedical study in research labs. Although I decided to change my career path from basic research to research administration about 10 years ago, I certainly enjoy working in an academic environment and interacting with faculty members and graduate students.
Below is the list of my own grants, awards, and publications. My past achievements as a researcher may not be directly related to the grant management work I am applying for, however, I believe my own research and grant writing experience help me to understand the grant world in a comprehensive way and make me a better candidate for the position.
Awards and Grants
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer
Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship: 2001-2004
Investigator (PI) in the research grant from National Natural Science
Foundation of China: 1998-2000
Investigator (PI) in the research grant from Natural Science Foundation for
Young Scholars, Fudan University:
Research grant from Postdoctoral
Science Foundation of China: 1998-1999
Training Fellowship from the McKnight Foundation, USA: 1995-1997
Second Prize at 1998 Shanghai Science Forum, Junior Scholars Forum (for
excellence in academic performance as a young scientist), Shanghai, China
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Zheng, N., and Zhou, P. (2006). A
kinase-independent function of c-Abl in promoting proteolytic destruction of
damaged DNA binding proteins. Molecular
Cell 22, 489-499
Y., Morrone, G., Zhang, J., Chen, X., Lu, X., Ma L., Moore, M., and
Zhou, P. (2003). CUL-4A
stimulates ubiquitylation and degradation of the HOXA9 homeodomain
protein. EMBO 22(22), 6057-6067.
3. Kang, L.,
Ma, X., Cai, L., Liao, S., Sun, L., Zhu, H., Chen, X., Shen, D., Zhao, S., and Li, C. (2003). Superinfection of Laodelphax striatellus with Wolbachia from Drosophila simulans.
Heredity 90, 71-76.
X., Zhang, Y., Douglas, L., and Zhou, P. (2001). UV-damaged DNA binding
proteins are targets of Cul4A-mediated ubiquitination and degradation. Journal
of Biological Chemistry 276(51), 48175-48182.
5. Liao, S., Kang, L., Chen, X., Ye, X., Li, C. (2001). The distribution of Wolbachia in the infected Laodelphax striatellus. Journal of Fudan University (Natural
Science). 40(5): 539-543.
6. Chen, X., Li, C.B., Zhao, S., and Aksoy, S.
(1999). Phylogeny of the symbionts of tsetse (Diptera:Glossinidae) and the
relationships with their hosts. Progress in Natural Science 9(12),
X., Li, S., Li, C.B., Zhao, S., and Aksoy, S. (1999). Phylogeny of
genus Glossina (Diptera: Glossinidae)
according to ITS-2 sequences. Science in China (Series C) 42(3),
X., Li, S., and Aksoy, S. (1999). Concordant evolution of a symbiont
with its host insect species: Molecular phylogeny of genus Glossina and its bacteriome associated endosymbiont, Wigglesworthia glossinidia. J. Mol.
Evol. 48(1), 49-58.
9. Cappello, M.*, Li, S.* , Chen,
X.*, Li, C.B., Harrison, L., Narashimhan, S., Beard, C.B., and Aksoy,
S. ( *These authors contribute equally to this paper) (1998). Tsetse Thrombin Inhibitor: Bloodmeal
induced expression of a novel anticoagulant in salivary glands and gut tissue
of Glossina morsitans morsitans. Proc.
Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 95, 14290-14295.
Aksoy, S., Chen,
X., and Hypsa, V. (1997). Phylogeny and
potential transmission routes of midgut-associated endosymbionts of
tsetse (Diptera:Glossinidae). Insect Mol Biol 6(2), 183-90.
Ma, B., Shu, N., Xie, C., Chen, X., Chen, S.Z., and Zhao, S. (1997). Detecting of b-APP
expression in the brain tissue of rat and C6 cells using RT-PCR.
Chinese Journal of Cell Biology 19(2), 92-94.