Grants & Contracts Officer

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is seeking a Grants & Contracts Officer to provide pre-award and non-financial post-award guidance and processing of simple to complex research grants and contract applications, awards and agreements. To represent the University in negotiating terms and conditions of clinical trial and related agreements with private and public sponsors. To assist faculty researchers with contractual matters related to sponsored research activity. To provide assistance, as applicable, to junior and senior staff in the administration of sponsored programs.

This position is focused on contract drafting, review and negotiation. The position includes creating, reviewing, negotiating, and facilitating execution of industry agreements exclusively for the O’Neil Comprehensive Cancer Center OCCC. Agreement types include industry sponsored clinical trials (ISCTA), research agreements, industry sponsored grants and confidentiality disclosure agreements (CDAs) as well as their amendments.

Annual Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please note, this position is a UAB hybrid/remote position and is not eligible for remote work arrangements outside the State of Alabama.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Public Administration, Science, or related field and five (5) years of related experience required. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement.
  • Juris Doctor from an accredited law school preferred.
  • The ideal candidate will have experience reviewing and negotiating industry sponsored clinical trials and confidentiality disclosure agreements.
  • Experience with UAB research administration and the IRAP eRA system is also a plus.

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UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression or sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from veterans and individuals with disabilities.