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REMOTE CONSIDERED - Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist - Dell Medical School (Austin, TX)

  • 1.  REMOTE CONSIDERED - Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist - Dell Medical School (Austin, TX)

    Posted 01-27-2022 08:32



    We are accepting applications for a Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist at The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School.  A link to apply and a job description is below.  Please feel free to share this posting and reach out to me directly if you have any questions.  


    *Remote considered means the job is 100% work from home for the foreseeable future.  Candidates seeking to work from outside of Texas are reviewed case-by-case for eligibility.  Not all locations apply.      


    Pre-Award Activities:

    • Oversee the review, submission and renewal of various types of sponsored projects from a variety of sponsors including NIH, private foundations, government, and industry 
    • Assist in the development grant budgets and lend expertise to refine budget justifications and various components of an application
    • Review and format proposal documents to ensure compliance with sponsor guidelines and maximize the proposal's impact
    • Ability to navigate various proposal application processes & electronic proposal systems
    • Advise and ensure adherence to all federal and university guidelines, policies, and procedures
    • Work with administrative offices on award acceptance and project account set up including sub-awards
    • Monitor the establishment new awards and sub-projects, with correct budgets and documentation
    • Maintain and update information in the Dell Medical School database/electronic research administration system(s). 

    Post-Award Activities:

    • This position requires a firm understanding of grant finances. The candidate must have good facility & aptitude with excel and understand post-award grants management.
    • Work with staff, investigators and department managers to review compensation reports and other required attestations
    • Support re-budgeting, accounts reconciliations, salary allocations, and other ongoing fiscal activities
    • Provide guidance and expertise regarding financial oversight and compliance with all applicable regulations. 
    • Obtain sponsor approvals for no cost extensions, re-budgeting, carry over requests, and other prior approval requests.
    • Collaborate with internal and external constituents on project account management, sub-contract management, and project closeout
    • Support faculty with tracking of reports due dates and preparation of annual and final reports
    • Maintain and update information in the Dell Medical School database/electronic research administration system(s). 
    • Other duties as assigned.


    Required Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree and five years' experience in the management of sponsored projects accounts, including public, private, and industry funders. Demonstrated ability to work both as a team member and independently without continuous supervision. Demonstrated ability to work with overlapping projects and with sensitive and confidential information. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and efficiently, and to work skillfully in a deadline drive, customer-service oriented office. Proficient use of MS Word, Excel, and Outlook, Adobe Professional, along with the ability to navigate various online portals and systems. The Dell Medical School is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity and excellence within the learning health system.  At the Dell Medical School we strive to create a vital, inclusive health ecosystem.  To ensure alignment, we follow these fundamental values: education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

    Preferred Qualifications


    Five (5) years of progressively responsible pre-award and/or post-award grants management experiences. Experience working within an Academic Medical Center or Medical School. Experience supporting tenure or tenure-track faculty members. Knowledge of UT Austin's financial and/or research management systems is a plus.

    Salary Range

    $65,000 + depending on qualifications



    Thanks for your consideration,



    MICKEY ROBERTS, CRA (he/him)

    Assistant Director of Sponsored Research

    Dell Medical School  |  The University of Texas at Austin
    c: 512.924.9144  


    Mickey Roberts
    Assistant Director of Sponsored Research
    University of Texas at Austin