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UT Health Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist for Clinical and Translational Science in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist for Clinical and Translational Science

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


UTHealth Administration

Requisition #: 210001A8


We are looking for a Senior level Grants and Contrast specialist who will communicate extensively with Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences components, CTSA partner institutions, national CTSA communications working group, and the Texas Regional CTSA Consortium (TRCC). This position 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 focus of the role is to handle grants and contracts, manage them pre and post award, and do monthly and annual financial reporting for them.

This is a full time role that is classified as exempt. It will require the employee to report to an office on the 11th floor of our University Professional Building. This structure is located on Metro's bus and rail routes if you are commuting. It will be eligible for all UTHealth benefits including excellent healthcare options as well as a pension plan administered by the State of Texas.

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. Collaborates extensively with UTHealth schools and departments, CCTS components, CTSA partner institutions and the Texas Regional CTSA Consortium (TRCC).

  13. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Effective communication and negotiation skills

  • Database and spreadsheet skills

Minimum Education:

At least a 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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