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Sr. Grants and Contracts Administrator


Translational Genomics Institute

Job Location

445 N. 5th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
United States


Our compensation packages are competitive and our benefits are top notch!  Just to name a few of the perks in working for us:

  • BC/BS of Arizona health coverage.  Mayo Clinic is in network.
  • Dental, Vision, Life, Short and Long Term Disability
  • Top notch EAP with a full scope of life services
  • 401k with 4% match
  • Generous time off
  • Commuter benefits
  • Much, much more!

Job Description

Primarily responsible for the Institute's special projects and executive faculty research (e.g., training grants including all K awards and R25, program projects grants including P01, P50, cooperative grants U01, STTR, and SBIR) and acts as primary liaison with program area administrators and PIs on all aspects of their grants, including pre-and post-award issues with minimal supervision and management involvement

Works with the Finance Office to oversee the post-award financial grants management, including communication with external sponsors in regard to budget reallocations and reporting. Reviews, processes and negotiates all consortium/contractual agreements and provides Finance with the original executed agreement

Assists researchers in grant proposal preparation, including budgets, administrative documents, and formatted proposals per the sponsor's requirements. Submits, in conjunction with PI, Just-in-Time information, re-budgeting, and interim and final (closeout) report required for the award. Reviews labor distribution and effort commitments. Monitor project progress against milestones. Administer the processing and negotiation of MTAs, CDAs, and industry contracts with minimal supervision

Prepare, review, file, and enter grants and contracts into the INFOed proposal tracking system and follow-up on the status of grant applications, program/project proposals, and industry contracts

Provide grant management for awarded projects including progress report preparation/submission, subcontract monitoring/execution, sponsor approvals, and closeout documentation

Maintains current knowledge of Institute and federal, state, and agency guidelines for Sponsored Research administration. Assists Director, Office of Sponsored Research in the preparation and delivery of grants administration training

Works with the Director, Office of Sponsored Research in developing, maintaining, and updating all program administration's standard operating procedures, especially as related to large grant applications

Perform other job-related duties as requested by the Director, Office of Sponsored Research

Mentor Junior members



Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, accounting, or related field required

6 years of demonstrated experience with pre-and post-award experience at a non-profit research institution or university/college required


Research administration experience and/or understanding of pre-award administration preferred. Working knowledge: Federal, state, and agency policy guidelines Cost accounting standards (uniform guidance requirements)Ability to interpret grant application instructions (RFAs, PAs, and RFPs)

Proficiency with MS Excel, MS Word, and other similar tools

Ability to work with minimum supervision, Excellent interpersonal, analytical, communication, and organizational skills, Ability to work in and adjust to a growing and dynamic environment, Strong writing skills and ability to draft business documents, Attention to detail

This is an on-site position.


How to Apply

Please submit your resume on our career portal by following the link below.…

About Our Organization

TGen is a non-profit research institute located in Phoenix, Arizona. We are focused on translational science – and have been since our formation in 2002. Our immediate goal is to make a difference in the lives of patients suffering from disease. We are moderately sized (~300 employees), nimble, and house the latest technologies in genomics. Do you dream of your work benefiting patients sooner rather than later?

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