Grants and Contracts Associate - Surgery - Core Research (90007726)

Baylor College of Medicine

Texas, US

ID: 7060203 (Ref.No. 1437-en_US)
Posted: September 9, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Office of Surgical Research within the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery is seeking an experienced Grants & Contracts Associate to deliver administrative support for pre-award and post-award sponsored funding processes to a program exceeding $8.5M in external funding. Advanced proficiency with research funding policies, submission systems, various databases and Microsoft Excel is strongly preferred.

Job Purpose

Oversees the effort to secure funding for biomedical research by coordinating the pre-award grant and contract process in a fast-paced, deadline-driven office. Reviews applications and negotiates contracts for federal, state, industry, and private foundation funding. Prepares subcontracts to consortium institutions. Interacts with various sponsors and federal agencies, as well as with College departmental offices, the Office of the General Counsel, the Baylor Licensing Group, and the post-award Finance division, Grants and Contracts.

Job Responsibilities
  • Consults with faculty regarding funding opportunities, eligibility, and application requirements.
  • Creates individual timelines and checklists for grant applications.
  • Reminds investigators of grant deadlines.
  • Reviews and approves grant applications and associated budgets, certifying summary data in the College's electronic Biomedical Research and Assurance Information Network (BRAIN).
  • Submits grants for internal routing and approval in BRAIN.
  • Submits grant packages to external funding agencies (NIH, DoD, CPRIT, etc).
  • Negotiates industry-sponsored contracts, including clinical trial agreements, sponsored research agreements, and material transfer agreements.
  • Prepares outgoing subcontracts and reviews incoming subcontracts.
  • Oversees award administration, including verification of data entry and transition to post-award accounting throughout the performance period including ultimate closeout.
  • Prepares reports using BRAIN and/or contract tracking data.
  • Serves as an information resource for faculty, students, and staff-disseminating key information via email and the Office of Research website, as well as presenting College-wide workshops and training sessions.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Required: Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • Required: Five years of relevant experience.
  • None required.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Preferred: Master's degree in a related field.





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