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UT Health Sponsored Projects Administrator for Research Grants and Contracts in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Sponsored Projects Administrator for Research Grants and Contracts

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


UTHealth Administration

Requisition #: 2100010E

Position Summary:

We are looking for a Sponsored Projects Administrator. This role is responsible for facilitating the preparation, review, negotiation, approval, and acquisition of grants and contracts for the University. Develops and administers procedures designed to comply with appropriate regulations relating to the administration of government and private research grants, agreements, and other sponsored projects for the interpretation and application of such procedures and regulations. You will be responsible for reviewing grants, contracts, subcontracts, and award notices for up to 13 different departments. You must have experience managing a research portfolio. The successful candidate will be organized, able to execute tenacious follow-up, and handle all the stress of working on these types of projects.

You will be working in our University Center Tower on the tenth floor. The position is eligible for all UTHealth benefits including great healthcare coverage and a retirement program run by the State of Texas. It is a normal work week with standard hours. It is classified as exempt.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Provides oversight and guidance to Principal Investigators (PI), and departmental staff on the development, submission, and acceptance of grant applications. Works with PI and departmental staff to process grant applications for deadlines.

  2. Negotiates sponsored project agreements, consulting agreements, budgets and other related documents on behalf the University. Assesses the administrative and contractual requirements of the funded research to negotiate proper terms and conditions based on the scope of work. Obtains the Authorized Representative Signature.

  3. Negotiates, maintains and monitors subaward agreements with local, national and international collaborators. Establishes effective communications with subcontractors to ensure timely review and execution of these agreements.

  4. Manages preparation, review and approval, and negotiations prior to coordinating signatures required for Material Transfer Agreement (MTA).

  5. Works with other departments, including Legal Affairs, Technology Management, Procurement, and UT System to resolve problems and negotiate issues with contractual agreements.

  6. Consistently applies, maintains, and disseminates technical knowledge of complex rules and regulations governing sponsored agreements as well as generally accepted accounting principles for grant applications and awards including references to the federal Uniform Guidance. Maintains knowledge of various funding agency rules and regulations, institutional requirements, submission systems, and other relevant information as they pertain to grant administration.

  7. Responsible for reviewing grant agreements and awards for terms and conditions and/or restrictions, and establishes controls as needed to ensure full compliance with agency and/or sponsor, State, UT System, and institutional requirements. Responsible for the accurate setup of grant awards coordinating account setup with the Post Award Finance team.

  8. Acts as the primary liaison for the University administrative and financial functions for sponsored projects between PIs, and extramural sponsors. Provides justification, documentation, approvals, and policy/guideline interpretation.

  9. Distributes pertinent information relating award provisions and obligations to Principal Investigators.

  10. Participates in the training of University persons, through meetings and forums, to ensure effective application of University polices procedure, practices, and standards.

  11. Performs other duties as assigned


Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Demonstrate effective time management and organization skills with the ability to be priority oriented. Ability to work in various web-based systems (PeopleSoft, Grants Management, eRA Commons,etc). Certified Research Administrator (CRA) certification preferred.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree

Minimum Experience:

Two (2) 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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