The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy (UMSOP) has an exciting opportunity for either a Contracts and Grants Specialist OR a Senior Contracts and Grants Specialist.This position will be filled aseither the Specialist or Senior Specialist level depending on the chosen candidate's qualifications.
The Contracts and Grants Specialist will independently provide pre-award management for sponsored funding, as well as appropriate post-award tasks outlined below. This role will manage the grant process through development, review, and submission. The position will ensure UMSOP's research administration goals and objectives are met while complying with university, federal, state, and sponsor rules and regulations.
Established in 1841, the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is the fourth oldest school of pharmacy in the United States. As a leader in pharmacy education, scientific discovery, patient care, and community engagement, the School conducts cutting edge research and engages in a wide variety of professional practice activities to improve the health and well-being of citizens in the state of Maryland and beyond.
UMB was ranked one of America's Best Large Employers by Forbes Magazine (Feb 2021).
UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 3 personal days, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
In the Fall of 2021, UMB will require all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.
Provides contract and grant preparation review to understand requirements for the application process. Prepares guidelines for the submission. Provides the groundwork for the application required documents. Works with management to identify priorities of gathering and processing documents and develops contract requirements containing quantifiable specifications and measurable performance criteria. Reviews application forms, contract templates, correspondence, and selected agreements for appropriate presentation of compliance information. Develops timeline to meet submission deadlines and checklist of required documents. Generates required documents checklist for grant application.
Acts as point of contact and develops relationships with UMB parties, sponsor, and subcontractors. Safeguards the integrity of the grant or contract administration.
Assists faculty in budget development and planning, advising on determination and computation of appropriate salary levels, percentages of effort, fringe-benefit rates, and indirect cost rate and base. Ensures that all proper UMB officials have approved the proposed activity.
Coordinates the proposal development activity to plan, manage, and track milestones and ensure internal and external deadlines are met.
Reviews applications for funding and process. Prepares grant and contract budget and application in line with the University and federal policy.
Maintains and tracks required training documents and ensures all parties are in compliance with regulations.
Works closely with director to streamline operations and ensure UMSOP's policies and procedures incorporate the latest research administration updates. Increases and promotes institutional knowledge related to research grants and contracts administration and management. Remains current with industry-wide grants management trends/regulations.
Conceptualizes, develops, and provides ongoing in-service training to faculty and departmental support staff to ensure timely education and information related to research-related issues.
Performs other related duties and special projects as assigned.
Ensures the execution of awards and modifications. Tracks status of assigned contractual agreements, confidentiality agreements, material transfer agreements, data use agreements, and other agreements as assigned.
May initiate no-cost extensions. Works with peers to report personnel efforts for progress reports and Other Support pages.
Interprets and applies Federal, State, and sponsors guidelines and requirements.
Performs other related duties and special projects as assigned.
For Contracts and Grants Specialist
Education: Bachelor's degree.
Preferred: Bachelor's in business, public administration or another appropriate field related to the research of UMSOP.
Experience: Three (3) years of experience working with accounting, contracts, grants, research administration, including budget and proposal preparation.
Other: Financial disclosure reporting required by State of Maryland Ethics Committee. Related experience may be substituted for education.
Preferred: Bachelor's degree in business, public administration or another appropriate field related to the research of UMSOP.
Experience: Five (5) years of related experience working with contracts, grants, research administration, including budget and proposal preparation.
Other: Financial disclosure reporting required by State of Maryland Ethics Committee. No substituted of experience for education.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Knowledge of position requirements. Knowledge of all applicable requirements, regulations, and laws. Skill in effective use of applicable technology/systems. Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Ability to work cooperatively with others and independently. Ability to demonstrate, understand, apply, and adhere to the UMB Core Values of Accountability, Civility, Collaboration, Diversity, Excellence, Leadership, and Knowledge.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at HRJobs@umaryland.edu .
If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request . You may also contact HRDiversity@umaryland.edu . Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E1433E
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: Yes
Organization: School of Pharmacy - Dean's Administration
Job Posting: Jul 20, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing
Internal Number: 179164
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.