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Director of Sponsored Projects

Pennington Biomedical Research Center
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Sponsored Programs, Grants, and Contracts

Pennington Biomedical Research Center, a world-renowned academic research institute of Louisiana State University, is seeking a Director of Sponsored Projects in the Administration division.

The Director of Sponsored Projects will provide leadership, oversight, and management of the Office of Sponsored Projects.

Major Responsibilities

  • Design, lead and oversee the execution of an institution-wide public and private grants program totaling ~$50 million annually. Efforts range from finding grant sources and informing appropriate individuals to ensuring compliance with regulations once funded.

  • Continually review and update information pertaining to changes in federal regulations, specific agency requirements, and procedures for administration of funded award and provide advice and assistance regarding sponsored research administration to faculty and staff.

  • Review, estimate and negotiate clinical trial agreements. Compile and submit proposals for external funding. 

  • Supervise the sponsored projects team who is responsible for the review of proposals and contracts for compliance with federal regulations, state laws and university guidelines.

  • Oversee maintenance of a database specifically designed for sponsored research activities. Provide information from this database for administrative and financial reporting as needed.

  • Assist with budget development.

  • Coordinate sub-recipient and professional service agreements.

  • Serve on institutional committees related to external funding as needed including Audit, Conflict of Interest and Policy Committees.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Public Administration or related field.

  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in grant and contract administration, with at least two (2) of the five years of experience in an administrative or supervisory capacity.

  • Detailed knowledge of federal regulations related to grants and contracts including Federal Uniform Guidance requirements, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Pennington Biomedical Research Center (PBRC) is an equal employment opportunity employer and serves as a model employer for individuals with disabilities.

As an employee of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, you will be required to familiarize yourself with and comply with the policies and procedures governing the faculty and staff of the Center and the Louisiana State University System. This includes La. R.S. 42:31 which requires that “any person hired or employed in an unclassified position….and whose annual salary or rate of compensation is equal to, or exceeds $100,000, shall, within thirty days of being hired or employed at such salary, provide proof to his public employer that he has been issued a Louisiana driver’s license and that all vehicles registered in his name are registered in Louisiana.”

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