Contract & Grants Analyst (Accounting) - Hybrid/Remote

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The Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Office of Research Administration (ORA) has a great opportunity for a full time Contract & Grant Analyst (accounting) position at the Coral Gables Campus.


The Contracts and Grants Analyst works independently to review financial provisions of sponsored clinical research agreements and proposals and negotiate budgets and financial terms in adherence to sponsoring entity, federal, state and University of Miami requirements. Under general supervision, the Contracts and Grants Analyst is responsible for providing institutional-level sponsored research administration services to a portfolio of academic departments and research units among all University campuses, including communications with extramural entities, with the focus on securing fiscally sound and compliant financial provisions for clinical research and clinical trials.


  • Reviews, analyzes, negotiates and endorses financial provisions of various clinical research agreements, proposals and awards to ensure use of the correct and compliant processes, and meeting funding requirements, focusing on University policies, Uniform Guidance and applicable federal and state rules and regulations.

  • Determines applicability and develops Medicare Coverage Analyses (MCAs) for all applicable studies that are compliant, consistent with University policies and state and federal regulations to protect University resources and foster fiscally sound budgets and research billing compliance.

  • Collaborates with various University and external research entities such as Principal Investigators and study teams, Compliance Office, IRB (Human Subject Research Office), Risk Management, Jackson Health System Clinical Trials Office (JHS CTO) and other relevant offices to ensure that sponsored research projects are managed in a compliant, efficient and effective manner, consistent with UM policies and procedures and applicable extramural entities guidelines, laws and regulations.

  • Provides advice to faculty and staff regarding sponsored research administration functions and interprets a broad range of sponsor policies, government regulations, terms and conditions.

  • Maintains operations consistency and transparency, and provides data on a work progress to appropriate Office of Research Administration (ORA) leadership, and academic departments’ research administration on an ongoing basis.

  • Collaborates with others at ORA to ensure consistent, smooth and efficient processes for various pre and post-award activities related to research projects carried out by the University.

  • Keeps current on relevant professional information by attending professional development opportunities and trainings and proactively monitoring publications and updates from relevant agencies.

  • Assists ORA leadership with special projects as needed.

  • 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.



Bachelor’s degree or equivalent undergraduate degree in relevant field.


Minimum 2 years of relevant experience in Research administration, department research support, healthcare revenue cycle, research site, sponsor/CRO; ideally in an academic setting. Appropriate combination of relevant education and/or experience may be considered.

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:

  • Knowledge of medical terminology, healthcare billing and reimbursement principles, Federal, State, Medicare and other applicable government regulations pertaining to clinical research and investigational drug/device development process strongly preferred.

  • Ability to work independently, exercising independent judgment and professionalism, as well as collaboratively in a dynamic team environment.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with outstanding customer service skills.

  • Demonstrated collaboration and compassion traits, professional experience and judgment to effectively serve faculty and sponsors while protecting, representing and advancing the University's best interests.

  • Ability to work well under deadlines pressure without sacrificing accuracy, quality, customer service, collegiality or ethics.

  • Knowledge of appropriate University and sponsoring entities research systems

  • Strong analytic and information research skills, ability to process complex information fast and accurate, proactive approach to expansion of professional knowledge and skills.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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