University of Utah Sponsored Projects Grants & Contracts Officer in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 04/03/2018

Requisition Number PRN16773B

Job Title Sponsored Projects Grants & Contracts Officer

Working Title Sponsored Projects Grants & Contracts Officer

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area President

Department 00644 - Office of Sponsored Projects

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 47600 to 90400

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Sponsored Projects Grant and Contract Officers provide and coordinate centralized administrative and technical guidance and support to University of Utah faculty and staff seeking extramural financial support for research, public service, clinic trials and sponsored institutional projects. This position will support the Department of Pediatrics, specifically its Clinical Trials Office.


1. Negotiates terms and conditions on behalf of the University for the Clinical Trials Office in the Department of Pediatrics with sponsoring entities for contracts, confidential disclosure agreements, and sub-contracts.

2. Provides expert advice and guidance on contracts, awards and administrative processes.

3. Reviews and finalizes proposals/contracts for submission to sponsoring entities.

4. Coordinates budget preparation with Clinical Trials Office staff and faculty for research and clinical studies.

5. In conjunction with the Clinical Trials Office in Pediatrics, Analyzes proposed budgets for accuracy, potential profit/loss and payment restrictions.

6. Analyzes agreements for compliance and consistency with federals and state laws and regulations, University policy and practice, research compliance restrictions and guidelines, financial and academic requirements, and agency policies and procedures.

7. Establishes & manages awards. Assists in solving problems related to the administration of awards.

8. Reviews and interprets sponsoring agency submission and expenditure requirements.

10. Coordinates interaction between other research administration areas.

11. Manages University and Clinical Trials Office data via database and other mechanisms.

12. Identifies and communicates appropriate funding opportunities.

13. Provides formal and informal training to faculty and staff.

This position provides support in highly specialized areas of Research Administration. The Office of Sponsored Projects is a customer service organization dedicated to supporting a diverse client set including University administration, faculty, support staff and sponsoring entities.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related field or equivalency required (two years relevant work experience is equivalent to one year of education). Two years experience working with federal or private funding agencies on grants, contracts or other agreements required. The ability to work independently, effectively and efficiently under extreme pressure and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.

An advanced degree in Public Administration, Law or a related field and five years of increasingly responsible experience within an academic or higher education environment preferred. Computer literacy in data management, document preparation and management, spreadsheet creation and presentation software is also preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.