Sr. Grant Administrator (Pre-Award)

To apply for this position visit navigate to the "Staff Positions" link and search for positions R100052956 and R100058527.

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC) has an exciting opportunity for two full-time Sr. Grant Administrator to work at the Medical Campus. The Sr. Grant Administrator  works independently to address pre-award administration including preparation of sponsored proposal applications in adherence with sponsoring agency and University of Miami requirements. This individual will be expected to function independently, to initiate activities according to established timetables and use good judgment in answering questions and mitigate problems. Hybrid/remote work arrangements negotiable.

  • This is a departmental pre-award position.
  • Works directly with faculty, subcontractors, and collaborators across UM to prepare proposals (new, renewals, supplements, transfers) and review awards. Responsible for use of the correct processes, forms, and sponsor, SCCC and UM submission requirements.
  • Advises faculty and staff regarding sponsored research administration issues, including appropriateness of budget items, interpreting a broad range of sponsor policies, government regulations, and agency terms and conditions.
  • Ensures that sponsored research projects are managed in an efficient and effective manner consistent with UM and SCCC policies and procedures, and applicable agency guidelines, laws, and regulations.
  • Completes or oversees completion of all necessary paperwork or on-line forms/programs for grant submission, i.e., standard application forms, assurances, cover page, certification forms.
  • Prepares and submits approved budgets in adherence with University and Sponsor guidelines.
  • Communicates directly with the UM Office of Research Administration (ORA) on proposal and grant related matters. Ensures timely submissions of proposals to ORA.
  • May collect institutional statistical data as required for proposals (e.g. training grants etc.).
  • Provides editorial review (non-scientific/programmatic contribution) of faculty grant proposals.
  • Handles transfer of new and departing faculty awards from/to other institutions.
  • Coordinates post-submission inquiries concerning status of proposals and award processing in sponsored offices. Performs non-financial post-award functions (RPPRs and other reporting).
  • Manage processing of awards and agreements, which may include subcontracts and/or research agreements.
  • Coordinates with external partners in the submission of inbound/outbound subcontracts.
  • Maintain calendar and process reminders to PIs for renewals.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.

Department Specific Qualifications                                                                                     

Education: Bachelor’s degree in relevant field

Experience: Minimum 4years of relevant experience. Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience and/or certifications may be considered.  

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:

  • Demonstrated experience in pre-award research administration, including proposal preparation & submission, as well as award review.
  • Must have a strong understanding of government grants and contracts regulations, sponsor-specific guidelines, application forms, compliance requirements, etc.
  • Knowledgeable in sponsor grant application requirements including NIH, DOD, NSF as well as state and local government, and OMB Circulars.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work well under deadline pressures without sacrificing accuracy, customer service, collegiality, or ethics.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in different sponsor systems such as eRA Commons, and
  • Strong analytic skills.
  • Experience with large, multi-project grants (e.g., P30, T32, U54, SPORE) preferred.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

To apply for this position visit navigate to the "Staff Positions" link and search for positions R100052956 and R100058527.

Contact Information

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center



1120 NW 14th Street
CRB 650A
Miami, FL 33136


Background Information

4-Year Degree


  • Hospital
  • College/University
  • Sponsored Projects/Programs
  • Research Administrator/Manager
  • Grants and Contracts
  • Department Administrator
  • Administrator or Administrative

Authorized to work in the US


Target Job Information

Based on E

  • Full Time