Office of Research - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (19003816)
The Grants and Contracts Officer is responsible for reviewing, endorsing, and submitting sponsored program proposals for a designated constituency on behalf of the University. Review includes verifying budgets and ensuring conformance with sponsor, governmental, and internal requirements.
The incumbent is also responsible for reviewing, negotiating, and processing sponsored award agreements from federal, state, and nonprofit awarding agencies. The incumbent must successfully manage a complex portfolio with little oversight, keeping all tasks timely. This position must also work collaboratively within the Office of Research as well as with other central University offices, other academic institutions, and sponsors.
The Grants and Contracts Officer must possess the following: - The ability to work both independently and as an effective team member to accomplish office and University goals - Demonstrated facilitation and communication skills and ability to work with individuals of all levels to develop and accomplish shared goals - Negotiation skills to balance sponsor and University needs while ensuring compliance with applicable policies and regulations are essential - The ability to promptly review and analyze agreements in compliance with sponsor and/or internal deadlines - The ability to offer new and innovative solutions when required effectively negotiate acceptable terms and conditions in a timely manner - Strong interpersonal skills, exercise of appropriate tact and discretion, as well as the ability to prioritize multiple tasks
The incumbent must be detail-oriented in a high-volume, fast-paced environment and possess working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
Routine tasks include: reviewing and submitting funding applications; daily review and negotiation of award agreements; multiple conferrals with constituents, researchers and sponsors; and variety of written and electronic correspondence.
Position provides other assistance, including coverage for team and training as delegated. Individual must have 2-3 years' relevant experience in grants management in educational environment.
CRA preferred. Must have 2-3 years' relevant experience in university research administration. Must have working knowledge of OMB Uniform Guidance and common sponsor guidelines. Familiarity with internal and external eRA systems preferred. Strong written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required.
Department Details : The Office of Research (OR), a central office reporting to the Senior Vice Chancellor for Research, is charged with assisting faculty, staff, and students in their efforts to promote and secure sponsored research funding. The OR reviews, negotiates, endorses, and provides administrative oversight related to proposals and awards in accordance with all applicable laws, policies and regulations. The Vice Chancellor for Research Operations of the Office of Research serves as the designated University Officer empowered for all sponsored research activities. The Office of Research is a nexus of excellence for research resources. We are dedicated to partnering with the University of Pittsburgh research community to secure funding, exchange research materials, data, and ideas, and to build collaborations in an effort to foster creativity, scholarship, and innovation.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Administrator.III
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 2-3 years experience
Work Schedule: M-F 8:30am - 5:00pm
Hiring Range: $35,100.00 - $56,784.00
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: Not Applicable
Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter
Internal Number: 19003816
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.