The UTHealth McGovern Medical School at Houston is
seeking a Sr Grants & Contracts Specialist to work with
the Department of Pediatric Surgery.
This exciting role will provide dedicated professional level sponsored funds
management for the Pediatric Surgery department with specific responsibility for
pre-award and post-award functions that includes, but may not be limited to:
proposal preparation, submission, budget development, account maintenance
and oversight, billing/invoicing, reporting, compliance, and closeout processes.
Works independently on a variety of grants/contracts that range from simple to
highly complex. While this role may assist with some aspects of non-sponsored
funds, the primary goal of this position is to ensure timely, effective and efficient
functioning of sponsored funding.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
Guides and facilitates faculty and staff in the development and preparation of research proposals, contracts, sub-contracts, and agreements, to include budgets, documentation, and interpretation of funding requirements.
Analyzes and evaluates contract and grant budgets for correct calculation of expenditure categories such as salaries, percent of effort, salary adjustment increases, fringe benefits, indirect costs, materials, and equipment.
Directs and oversees the planning, design, implementation, and support of financial systems, related policies, and processes needed to identify and manage the revenue and expenditures of the organization and its various components.
Prepares required acceptance documentation obtains official University signatures, and recommends approval or rejection of deviations from contract specifications.
Assists in the formulation of processes and procedures for negotiation of contract and grant pre-awards and post-awards to meet university requirements; researches appropriate federal, state, and local requirements to facilitate compliance by all parties; assists in arbitration and resolution of conflicting interests, as necessary.
Coordinates receipt of awards and contract documentation; maintains proposal and funding records in database systems, and prepares scheduled and special reports, studies and analyses.
MINIMUM EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree or relevant work experience in lieu of education
CERTIFICATIONS/SKILLS: Effective communication and negotiation skills. Database and spreadsheet skills