Grants and Contracts Administrator - TGen

About TGen

Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is a Phoenix-based nonprofit organization dedicated to conducting groundbreaking research with life-changing results. TGen is affiliated with City of Hope, a world-renowned independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases located in Duarte, Calif. ( This precision medicine affiliation enables both institutes to complement each other in research and patient care, with City of Hope providing a significant clinical setting to advance scientific discoveries made by TGen.

TGen’s mission in science education and community outreach is to educate, train and inspire the next generation of researchers and physicians and to increase the community’s working knowledge of genomics. Along those lines it offers Helios Scholars, a comprehensive summer internship program in biomedical research open to undergraduate, graduate and medical school students who have studied in Arizona; the Bioscience Leadership Academy, a two-week intensive education and leadership program serving 20 Arizona high school students every summer that focuses on elevating students' understanding of the biosciences and precision medicine; and numerous hands-on academic year internships in all areas of translational bioscience.

Today, the biomedical campus is an integral piece of the statewide bioscience initiative as the faculty contribute significantly to biomedical discoveries, the quality of health care for Arizona's residents, and the expansion and diversification of the state's economy.

TGen is a private 501(c)3 institution but receives state and federal funding. In addition, it pursues grant funding from private foundations, NSF, NIH and DOE.

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About the Position

TGen invites applications and nominations for the position of Grants and Contracts Administrator beginning immediately.

The Grants and Contracts Administrator is responsible for the Institute's pre-and post-award grant administration, including all training grants and larger program project grant applications with moderate supervision. The position also requires extensive interaction with faculty, Business Development, Finance, and legal regarding the administration and negotiation of industry contracts.


  • Primarily responsible for the Institute's special projects and executive faculty research (e.g., training grants including all K awards and R25, program projects grants including P01, P50, cooperative grants U01, STTR and SBIR) and acts as primary liaison with program area administrators and PIs on all aspects of their grants, including pre-and post-award issues with moderate supervision and management involvement
  • Work with the Finance Office to oversee the post-award financial grants management, including communication with external sponsors in regard to budget reallocations and reporting
  • Review, process and negotiate all consortium/contractual agreements and provide Finance with the original executed agreement
  • Review labor distribution and effort commitments; monitor project progress against milestones
  • Assist researchers in grant proposal preparation, including budget construction, administrative documents, and formatted proposal per the sponsor's requirements
  • Submit, in conjunction with PI, Just-in-Time information, re-budgeting, and interim and final (closeout) report required for the award; review labor distribution and effort commitments; monitor project progress against milestones; administer the processing research agreements with moderate supervision
  • Prepare, review, file, and enter grants and contracts into the INFOed proposal tracking system and follow up on the status of grant applications, program/project proposals, and research agreements
  • Provide grant management for awarded projects including progress report preparation/submission, subcontract monitoring/execution, sponsor approvals, and closeout documentation
  • Maintain current knowledge of Institute and federal, state, and agency guidelines for Sponsored Research administration
  • Work with the Senior Director, Office of Sponsored Research in developing, maintaining, and updating all program administration's standard operating procedures, especially as related to large grant applications
  • Perform other job-related duties as requested by the Senior Director, Office of Sponsored Research


  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, accounting, or related field required
  • 3+ years of demonstrated experience with pre-and post-award experience at a non-profit research institution or university/college required
  • Research administration experience and/or understanding of pre-award administration preferred
  • Working knowledge: Federal, state, and agency policy guidelines Cost accounting standards (uniform guidance requirements)
  • Ability to interpret grant application instructions (RFAs, PAs, and RFPs)
  • Proficiency with MS Excel, MS Word, and other similar tools
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, communication, and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in and adjust to a growing and dynamic environment
  • Strong writing skills and ability to draft business documents
  • Attention to detail

Salary is commensurate with experience.

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Alan Medders, Ph.D. will be assisting TGen with the search. If you have questions or would like to have a confidential conversation about the position, call 256-239-2305 or e-mail

TGen is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and supports diversity in its workforce. It specifically invites applications from women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities.

Candidates will be reviewed for consideration upon submitting a letter of interest, resume and references (3-5).

Contact Information

Translational Genomics Research Institute



445 N. Fifth Street

Phoenix, Arizona 85004

(256) 239-2305

Background Information

4-Year Degree


  • Non-Profit
  • Grants and Contracts

U.S. Citizen


Target Job Information

See above

  • Full Time