Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist - Tenders Global

Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist

University of Texas Health Science Center

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

Once you join us you won’t want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:  

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees  
  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year) 
  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue! 
  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service) 
  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan! 

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as… 

  • Free financial and legal counseling 
  • Free mental health counseling services 
  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs 
  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc. 
  • Resources for child and elder care 
  • Plus many more! 

Position Summary:

Assists in planning, coordinating and monitoring the research activities of the unit. Develops and administers procedures designed to comply with appropriate regulations relating to the administration of government and private research grants and contracts and for the interpretation and application of such procedures and regulations.

Position Key Accountabilities:

1.  Assists Principal Investigator with pre and post award administration and coordinating. 
2.  Analyzes proposed grants and contract proposals and awards for special conditions/restrictions and establishes controls as needed to ensure full compliance.
3.  Provides assistance to Principal Investigators and their staff to ensure allowability and allocability available to them by counseling and/or disseminating information and guidelines of the various granting agencies.
4.  Distributes to Principal Investigators pertinent information relating to contractual provisions and obligations.
5.  Adjust budgets dependent upon contract requirements.
6.  Coordinates activities in establishing grant protocol with institutions that may be involved in similar activities as named by the grant.
7.  Assists in development of progress plans with professional organizations relative to the objective and purpose of grant funding for a particular area of research or training.
8.  Compiles financial and personnel reports for grants and contracts at the departmental or school level.
9.  Negotiate with agency regarding renewal of contract/subcontract.
10.  Oversees proper close-out of grants and contracts, including final financial reports to grant agency.
11.  Creates and maintains inventory of assets procured under contract and grant accounts.
12.  Performs other duties as assigned.


* Effective communication and negotiation skills
* Database and spreadsheet skills

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree or relevant work experience in lieu of education

Minimum Experience:

Four (4) years of experience

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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