Research Grants/Contracts Officer - Senior


This position is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the administrative and technical functions associated with grants, contracts and other agreements from internal and external funding sources. This includes management pertaining to grant proposals, applications, compliance, contract negotiation, budgeting and disbursement, monitoring and evaluation. The position acts as a liaison between Research Administration, Research Programs, Principal Investigators, Accounting/Finance and granting agencies or study sponsors.


Core Responsibilities of this role include:

  • Serves as a subject matter expert for grant management, provides expert advice and guidance on research proposals, awards and administrative processes.
  • Provides assistance and guidance in the determination of sponsoring agency submission and expenditure requirements.
  • Coordinates budget preparation and design with Investigator for grant, contract and subcontract applications.
  • Reviews proposals for completeness and assists with the adherence of required institutional documentation and deadlines.
  • Analyzes proposals, awards and agreements for compliance and consistency with federals and state laws and regulations, institutional policies, research compliance restrictions and guidelines, financial and academic requirements, and agency policies and procedures.
  • Maintains a current knowledge of federal requirements, institutional policies and procedures governing externally funded grants and contracts. 
  • Monitors project spending to ensure funds received are expended according to federal, state and Intermountain policy. 
  • Makes requests for additional and supplemental approvals from funding sponsor when required by a grant or contract.
  • Negotiates terms and conditions with sponsoring entities for proposals, awards, cooperative agreements and subcontracts.
  • Identifies and communicates potential funding opportunities to research leaders, programs and investigators.
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures related to grants and contracts management.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 4 years relevant research administration and grants management experience in a research setting.

    Strong communication and organization skills.

    Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, time sensitive environment preferred.

    Ability to work independently and effectively under pressure.

    Must have solid judgment and capacity to exercise discretion to resolve ambiguity and promote effective solutions.

    Must have a strong commitment to constructively contribute to a customer service environment, providing professional, timely, efficient, and courteous service to the university research community.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree

    5 or more years of relevant research administration and grants management experience

    Experience with the use of Grants.Gov, NSF Fastlane /, NIH eRA Commons / ASSIST


Physical Requirements

  • Ongoing need for employee to see and read information, labels, documents, monitors, identify equipment and supplies, and be able to assess customer needs.
  • Frequent interactions with providers, colleagues, customers, patients/clients and visitors that require employee to verbally communicate as well as hear and understand spoken information, needs, and issues quickly and accurately.
  • Manual dexterity of hands and fingers to manipulate complex and delicate supplies and equipment with precision and accuracy. This includes frequent computer use for typing, accessing needed information, etc.

Contact Information

Intermountain Healthcare



5245 S College Dr

Murray, UT 84123


Background Information



  • Hospital
  • Grants and Contracts

Authorized to work in the US


Target Job Information

  • Full Time