Grants and Contract Professional

Grants and Contract Professional

Sage Bionetworks, Seattle WA

At Sage Bionetworks, we believe that we can learn more by learning from each other. By improving the way scientists collaborate, we help to make science more effective. We partner with researchers, patients, and healthcare innovators to drive collaborative data-driven science to improve health.

We are seeking a Grants & Contract Professional with experience in research administration to join our growing operations team.   If you are passionate about working in an organization that is mission driven and affords opportunities for growth, Sage Bionetworks may be a great fit for you.

At Sage, you will work collaboratively with our research teams on a diverse portfolio of projects. In this position you will assist in the pre- and post award management of grant and contracts, including proposal development and submission, contract review, sub-awards, and reporting.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Coordinate the administrative aspects of government and private foundation grant proposals.
  • Assist in coordinating the review and execution of contracts.
  • Coordinate with Primary Investigators on reporting requirements.
  • Work with Accounting on financial tracking.
  • Work with Operations to expand business processes and systems for management of awards in general, including financial reporting tools and templates.
  • Manage and work with sub-recipients/subcontracts to ensure that proposal requirements and timelines are met.
  • Develop, implement, and train researchers on policies and procedures in accordance with federal and internal policies.
  • Collaborate with funding agencies (both federal and non-federal) to resolve problems and/or obtain approval for proposal changes.
  • Serve as a content expert and resource regarding grant and contract proposals, post-award management and compliance.

We’d love to hear from you if you have: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, or related discipline, or commensurate experience.
  • Minimum of three years experience working in research administration with responsibility for proposal development, including complex budgets and subawards and post-award grant management including annual reporting.

Preferred but not required: 

  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and ownership of work, successfully prioritize, and manage multiple projects in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, and database experience.
  • Knowledge of federal policies for grant administration.
  • Demonstrated ability handling a high volume of diverse tasks, working well under tight deadlines, with accuracy and attention to detail.

In light of recent concerns of Covid-19, all interviews will be conducted remotely, and most positions will be remote through at least December 31, 2020. The option to work on-site at our Seattle office prior to December 31, will be considered upon request.

About Sage Bionetworks

Sage Bionetworks is a nonprofit biomedical research and technology development organization that was founded in Seattle in 2009. Our focus is to develop and apply open practices to data-driven research for the advancement of human health. Data-driven research has become an important component of biomedicine, but it’s not always easy to understand how to apply computational approaches appropriately or how to interpret their results. Sage believes open practices can help. Our interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers work together to provide researchers access to technology tools and scientific approaches to share data, benchmark methods, and explore collective insights, all backed by Sage’s gold-standard governance protocols and commitment to user-centered design. Sage is supported through a portfolio of competitive research grants, commercial partnerships, and philanthropic contributions.

Sage embraces diversity, equity and inclusion. We are committed to pay parity and making our salary ranges available to all employees. We invite you to apply and we welcome a conversation. We are based in Seattle, WA, and collaborate broadly throughout the world.

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