The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Department of
Orthopaedics has an opportunity available for a Contracts and
Grants Specialist to be responsible for research administration
activities for the Musculoskeletal Research Laboratories. The focus
of the Musculoskeletal Research Laboratories of the Department of
Orthopaedics is on the physiology and pathology of bone and
skeletal muscles. Our mission is to conduct groundbreaking research
that applies multidisciplinary approaches and integrates the
perspective of researchers and clinicians to improve
musculoskeletal health and orthopaedic outcomes through
pre-clinical and translational research programs. Accordingly, we
continue to concentrate on the growth and development of the
Department’s research program, including the recruitment of
outstanding faculty and staff. The Contracts and Grants
Specialist provides contract and grant preparation review to
understand requirements for the application process, prepares
guidelines for the submission, and provides the groundwork for the
application required documents. The Specialist works with
management to identify priorities of gathering and processing
documents and develops contract requirements containing
quantifiable specifications and measurable performance criteria.
Other responsibilities include reviewing application forms,
contract templates, correspondence and selected agreements for
appropriate presentation of compliance information, developing
timelines to meet submission deadlines and checklist of required
documents, and generating required documents checklist for grant
applications. UMB offers a comprehensive and competitive
benefits package to eligible employees. This position receives an
annual leave package starting with 22 accrued vacation days, 14
floating and observed holidays, 15 sick days, and 3 personal days;
comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; professional
learning and development opportunities; flexible schedules and
teleworking options; and tuition remission for employees and their
dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
UMB requires all faculty, staff, and students to
be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious
reasons will be processed through Human Resources.
- Acts as point of contact and develops relationships with UMB
parties, sponsor, and subcontractors to ensure the contract or
grant short- and long-term milestones are met. Safeguards the
integrity of the grant or contract administration.
- Navigates the Subcontract process through University systems,
and provides groundwork to partners to ensure partnership is
in compliance with University standards.
- Collaborates with principal investigator (PI) and management to
develop project plan by interpreting policy and
- Reconciles budget based on approved budget by sponsor. Provides
current and historical budget data to project expenditures and
forecast income. Works with staff on identified potential
- Prepares and reviews financial status reports and invoices.
Organize the close out procedures with Faculty. Sets timelines
to have the documents complete. Reviews final closeout.
- Ensures all results are completed and submitted to sponsor.
Identifies and assists in issue resolution and escalates as
- Acts as point of contact and advised PI on all financial
transactions, such as travel, purchasing, or
- Interprets and applies Federal, State, and sponsors guidelines
- Reviews applications for funding and process. Prepares grant
and contract budget and application in line with University
and federal policy.
- Maintains and tracks required training documents and ensures
all parties are in compliance with regulations.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Three (3) years of accounting, budget,
contract, grant, or research administration experience.
Financial disclosure reporting required by
State of Maryland Ethics Committee.
Related experience may be substituted for education.
Approximately $63,000 -
$70,000. Final salary is commensurate with education and
experience. UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual
orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability,
protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic
protected by law or policy.