Grants and Contract Administrator

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-10-08
Req: R0017066

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Virginia is seeking an inquiring, attentive, and dedicated person interested in moving into an expanding field that supports medical research to improve children’s lives. The Grants and Contracts Specialist will join a department that employs outstanding people, is progressive in its initiatives to develop and support its staff, making it a great place to work.

The Grants and Contracts Specialist will join a supportive, learning-oriented team and will be trained in all aspects of Research Administration.

The duties will include both pre-award and post-award activities for grants and contracts. The successful candidate will compile proposal budgets, assist in the preparation and submission of grant proposals and non-funded agreements.

Post Award duties include monitoring the expenditures on grants to ensure compliance, completing financial reconciliations, processing vendor invoices, setting up Labor Distributions, preparing cost transfers and records retention. The successful candidate will resolve questions and support faculty with their grants management.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate their potential and have the ability to work collaboratively as well as independently in a meticulous environment with minimal supervision, communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, interact with faculty and staff, negotiate successful resolutions to various situations, and demonstrate attention to detail. Knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of applications is required.


Education: Bachelor's degree

Experience: At least two years of grant and contract experience.

For further information regarding the application process, please contact: Greg Haskins at

To apply please visit UVA job board, and search for "R0017066". Complete the application and see below for documents to attach.

Required Application Materials:

  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for 3 references

Please note multiple documents can be submitted in the CV/Resume Box. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration.

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check at time of offer per University Policy.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Posted: 10/9/2020
Application Due: 10/24/2020
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