[FILLED] Grants and Contracts Specialist – Rice University

Rice University (www.rice.edu) is currently seeking candidates to fill the role of Grants and Contracts Specialist within the Office of Sponsored Research.

The Office of Sponsored Research is responsible for assisting faculty and other researchers in the preparation and submission of research proposals and the administration of grants and contracts which are awarded to the University. The primary responsibilities of the Grant and Contract Specialist within the office will be to negotiate subcontracts with other universities, contracts and other agreements with federal laboratories and other sources of federal funding, as well as contracts with industry.

The Grants and Contracts Specialist will work closely with the Rice Office of Technology Transfer, and is an excellent choice for the candidate who seeks to explore a career focused on Technology Transfer.

Skills and Experience Required:

* Sophisticated knowledge of NIH and/or NSF funding mechanisms.
* Working knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) clauses, as well as contract language and intellectual property.
* Excellent negotiation skills.
* 5 years experience + Master’s Degree in business, science, education or engineering related field.
* Certified Research Administrator preferred.

About Rice:
Rice University, a leading research university with a distinctive commitment to undergraduate education, aspires to pathbreaking research, unsurpassed teaching, and contributions to the betterment of the world. The University seeks to fulfill this mission by cultivating a diverse community of learning and discovery that produces leaders across the range of human endeavor. Sponsored research funding at Rice reached $115 million in 2009, and was provided by a variety of sources, including the National Science Foundation and individual industry contacts.

Rice’s hometown of Houston, a city alive with energy and rich in diversity, provides a dynamic mix of imagination, talent, and first-class attractions making it a world-class city and popular international destination. And since Rice is centrally located in this thriving, metropolitan area, Rice University’s employees have access to the topflight Houston Museum District, beautiful Hermann Park, and vibrant and diverse shopping and dining in the historic Rice Village.

For more information or to apply, please contact Glen Gardner with the Vortechs Group at 614-899-6696 or glen@vtg.cc.

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