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Contracts and Grants Officer – Hybrid/Remote Jobs in Coral Gables, FL at University of Miami

Title: Contracts and Grants Officer – Hybrid/Remote

Company: University of Miami

Location: Coral Gables, FL

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With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

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The Office of the Vice Provost for Research & Scholarship, Office of Research Administration (ORA) has an exciting opportunity for a Contracts and Grants Officer to work at the Coral Gables Campus.

Core Job SummaryThe Contracts and Grants Officer works independently to negotiate grants and research contracts in adherence to sponsoring agency requirements and University of Miami policies. The Contracts and Grants Officer is responsible for providing institutional-level sponsored research administration services to a portfolio of academic departments and research units among all University campuses.

Core Job Functions

Reviews, analyzes, and negotiates all terms and conditions of grants and contracts on behalf of the University from all Sponsor types consistent with University and Sponsor guidelines.

Provides customer service, support and advice to faculty and staff regarding sponsored research administration issues, interpreting a broad range of sponsor policies, government regulations and terms and conditions.

Responsible for drafting outbound subcontract agreements and negotiating the terms within.

Collaborates with other University groups such as Compliance, IRB (Human Subject Research Office), Risk Management, Office of Technology Transfer, Export Control, Office of General Counsel and other relevant offices to ensure that sponsored research projects are managed in an efficient and effective manner consistent with UM policies and procedures, and applicable agency guidelines, laws and regulations.

Provides metrics to manager and director on an ongoing basis.

Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.

Core Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree in relevant field.


Minimum 2 years of relevant experience in contracting and/or in pre-award research administration, including proposal review & submission, and award review. Sponsored research experience preferred. Any appropriate combination of relevant education and/or experience may be considered.

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:

Knowledge of University and Federal agency requirements including NIH, DOD/DARPA, NSF, FAA, and DOE, and the Uniform Guidance, Export Control Regulations, Federal Acquisition Re…

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