Designed especially for neurobiologists, FluoRender is an interactive tool for multi-channel fluorescence microscopy data visualization and analysis.
Deep brain stimulation
BrainStimulator is a set of networks that are used in SCIRun to perform simulations of brain stimulation such as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and magnetic transcranial stimulation (TMS).
Developing software tools for science has always been a central vision of the SCI Institute.
Open Date 11/18/2022
Requisition Number PRN33057B
Job Title Grant/Contract Officer II
Working Title Grant/Contract Officer II
Job Grade E
FLSA Code Professional
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule Summary  
VP Area President
Department 00810 - Scient Comp & Imag Instit-Oper
Location Campus
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range $56,000 to $72,700
Close Date  
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Summary
This position assists Principal Investigators at the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute (SCI Institute) by performing administrative functions associated with grants, contracts, and other agreements from external funding sources. The grants administrator also serves as a liaison to Grants and Contracts Accounting (GCA), the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP), and other campus entities as necessary. 
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, a related field AND two years related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The ability to work independently, effectively, and efficiently under pressure and demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills are also required. 

Essential Functions
1. This position will provide both pre and post-award duties for those faculty members that are assigned to the team. 

2. The Grants and Contracts Officer’s duties will include:
a. Identify and communicate potential funding opportunities to faculty principal investigators (P.I.), departmental administrators and other support staff. 
b. Provide assistance with the determination of sponsoring agency submission and expenditure requirements.
c. Coordinate budget preparation and design with faculty for contracts, grants and subcontract applications.
d. Support PIs with all Sponsor and Sponsored Projects pre-award forms and proposal requirements throughout the submission process.
e. Maintains a current knowledge of changing institutional policies and federal requirements governing externally funded grants and contracts.
f. Prepares and analyzes financial information for those SCI Institute faculty assigned to the position. 
g.Monitors project spending to ensure funds received are expended according to federal, state and University regulations.  Prepares monthly project financial reports.
h. Reviews faculty effort to make sure they are meeting the effort requirements for the various funding sources they are obligated to perform under.
i. Makes requests for additional or supplemental approvals from funding sponsor when required by a grant or contract.
j. Assists with the preparation and coordination of interim and annual grants/contracts progress reports  This position will be responsible for submitting any accounting information for assigned faculty involved as part of the progress report.  

3. Assisting the SCI Associate Director, Accounting & Finance, with any ad hoc financial reporting as required.

4. Provides guidance to administrative staff on proper accounting for grants/contracts. 

Problem Solving
This position requires the ability to apply generally accepted accounting principles, federal cost accounting regulations and University policies and procedures to a variety of situations. The incumbent must be able to interpret complex policies and effectively communicate the information in an easily understood manner. The incumbent is required to provide analysis of each situation and use professional judgement in reaching a solution. The Grants/Contracts Officer is expected to recommend changes to accounting based procedures based upon analysis performed and specialized knowledge.

Accounting Team
The Grants/Contracts Officer is one of the positions within the Accounting team at the SCI Institute. Together the entire team works to provide grants and contracts accounting support to SCI Institute faculty. 

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required
Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.
Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree or 8 years of relevant work experience

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary  
Additional Information
The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

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Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission
  3. Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169