Job: Director, Contracts and Grants, North Carolina Biotechnology Center, Research Triangle Park, NC
Director, Contract & Grants
Research Triangle Park, NC
Salary for this position: $78,000 - $82,000
Transforming Life Science and North Carolina
The NCBiotech Center is currently seeking a Director, Contracts & Grants. This position is the primary point of contact with internal and external parties in relation to contract management, research administration, contract compliance and contract issues. Reviews, interprets, creates, and negotiates a wide variety of contracts or agreements to manage research and development grants, loans, and external services provided by and to the Center.
Here in North Carolina, NCBiotech catalyzes the many different transformations that are improving the quality of life around the world. We connect companies with university researchers and introduce entrepreneurs to potential funders. Transformation even happens on an individual level as job seekers find their dream opportunity in the life science field.
North Carolina is leading the push toward better healthcare, faster diagnostics and more sustainable food production all the while, creating jobs right here in our state. This economic transformation is why the General Assembly has funded us for three decades, and continues its commitment today.
We are a team of about 70, mostly working in RTP, but across North Carolina from offices in Asheville, Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Greenville and Wilmington. We are all experts in some aspect of life science research, or financing, or policy. We also bring our experience in supporting roles such as market research, communications, accounting, and meeting planning to contribute to the growth of this significant industry in North Carolina.
We are not a startup but we think like one. We are not a widespread multinational company, but we cast a long shadow. We are not a research lab but we know what it takes to move ideas forward.
We know our science, our data and high finance. We connect to our communities, our state and our world. We act, every day, to transform life science and North Carolina.
This position plans, coordinates, and directs all facets of the Center’s Contract and Grant Administration to include: Drafting and negotiating grant agreements; oversight of award documentation; enforcement of contingency notifications; approval of change requests in collaboration with program staff; oversight and management of all compliance.
Monitors post-award grant activities including oversight and approval of invoices, change requests, close outs, compliance; conducts site visits; serves as single Point of Contact for all post-award questions and issues with grantees. Conducts on-site monitoring to comply with Center’s Monitoring Policy.
Plans, coordinates, and directs all facets of the Center’s Loan post award document administration to include: drafting and finalization of loan agreements and amendments including reconciling contract language with previous agreements and amendments (if necessary) and oversight for compliance with state code.
Manages the contract accounting specialist. Activities include oversight and review of work performed, mentoring for professional growth and development; balance of work-load; promotion of constant communication with program departments to ensure all employees have the information needed for program management
Work is performed under the direction of the Vice President, Finance & Accounting as well as the SVP, Science & Business Development
Minimum Education and Experience Required
A bachelor degree in business or related field is required. We will also consider candidates with a paralegal certificate as long as a four year degree requirement is also met.
Preference will be given to candidates with four or more years of progressively responsible experience in contract review, contract administration, and administering state or federal grants. Candidates must have considerable knowledge of compliance requirements for research contracts, specifically for administering state and federal grant and contract awards.