Sr Grants & Contracts Specialist - Children's Learning Institute

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
2200015N Requisition #

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.  The position involves a variety of  pre-and post-award grant administration tasks, including developing budgets, preparing grant applications, preparing JIT documents, carryover calculations, effort monitoring, salary cap worksheets, annual report preparations, monthly reconciliations.

Position Location:

Children's Learning Institute, TMC
University Center Tower & Parking @ 7000 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77007
Hybrid Work Schedule: 2 days In office, 3 days Remote, Eventually 4 days in Office (Oct-Dec 2023)

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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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

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UTHealth is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

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