Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist, Internal Medicine – Digestive and Liver Diseases
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With over 75 years of excellence in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, UT Southwestern is committed to excellence, innovation, teamwork, and compassion. As a world-renowned medical and research center, we strive to provide the best possible care, resources, and benefits for our valued patients and employees. With over 20,000 employees, we are committed to continuing our growth with the best professionals in the healthcare industry. We invite you to be a part of the UT Southwestern team where you’ll discover teamwork, professionalism, and consistent opportunities for growth. Join UT Southwestern as a Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist to help with our mission to educate, discover and heal through our life-changing research!
The Department of Internal Medicine is looking for a Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist to join their Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases. As a valued team member, you will work closely with our SPA department to submit all proposals and contracts in the eGrants or eAgreements system to submit to the agency/sponsor. In addition, you will submit re-budgets, continuations, modifications, and provide budget details to administrative staff for M&O spending, animal expenditures for proper management of funds, and to maintain database of faculty grants submitted and awarded. The position will have the ability to work independently as well as establish and maintain numerous relations with other staff and faculty, both externally and internally.
- Gathers and provides information regarding funding opportunities and application procedures to applicants by reading newsletters and announcements, search directories, funding files, and other relevant resources.
- Provides guidance to researchers for proposal development and submission by interpreting and ensuring adherence to sponsor and university announcements and guidelines.
- Provides grants management support to researchers by negotiating and processing awards, interpreting award conditions, obtaining approvals for award modifications, and completing required reports.
- Negotiates contracts with various agencies (state and federal government, private organizations), pharmaceutical companies, and biotechnological companies to achieve agreements satisfactory to all parties.
- May draft entire contracts of various types following state laws and Board of Regents' guidelines.
- Provides working supervision to Grants and Contracts Specialist and administrative positions.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Experience and Education
- Bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, or related field and four (4) years experience in business or public administration with emphasis on customer service in financial or contracting position.
- Certified Research Administrator (CRA) designation preferred.
- Applicants without the stated degree, but with significant additional professional applicable experience may be considered in lieu of education requirement.
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This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information. UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.