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UT Health Program Manager - Research - Neurosurgery - Grants administration in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Program Manager - Research - Neurosurgery - Grants administration

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas



McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 210002PM


Full Time


TMC Location

Pre and post award experience, knowledge of federal grant sponsor guidelines (NIH, NSF, DOD), financial tracking, accounting.

Ability to support Neurosurgery faculty to secure and manage grant funding for research priorities.

Position Summary:

The Department of Neurosurgery is seeking a Program Manager, Research to provide pre-award and post-award support for faculty. This individual will manage the full award life cycles of research grants, subawards, clinical trials, and contracts, from application to closeout, serving as an expert for application and funding agency policies.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Manages the research portfolio for the Department of Neurosurgery.

  2. Sets deadlines, assigns responsibilities, monitors the progress of pre-award and post-award, and provides guidance to faculty members and their administrative staff for proposal development and award management.

  3. Facilitates collaboration between clinicians and research scientist, internal and external to the University.

  4. Assists with budget development and review, negotiates service contracts, reports on progress and authorizes expenditures.

  5. Informs upper management of proposal development and funding activities by tracking updated list of grant accounts, number of awards, faculty effort on grants, and other statistics related to grant reporting.

  6. Assists in grant proposals to both private foundations and governmental agencies. Works closely with the Sponsored Projects Administration on the submission of grants.

  7. Reviews and reconciles grant finances and works with administrative staff and faculty to understand balances and forecast projections.

  8. Manages on-going strategic plans for the Department, specifically understanding the Departments research priorities and identifying funding opportunities.

  9. Manages Humans Resources activities or gives direct input for direct reports in regards to: recruiting and selection, hiring and termination, training, professional development, mentoring, counseling, performance evaluations, and salary planning.

  10. Stays abreast of new and updated grant policies/protocols for the Department.

  11. Other duties as assigned.


Experience in grant application development, budgeting, and grant financial management.

May require program specific certifications.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree in science or a health administration related field.

Minimum Experience:

Five years of applicable experience.

May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.

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.

This position may include work involving potentially hazardous chemical, biological or radioactive agents.

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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