Grants and Contracts Specialist

San Diego, CA

Work Arrangement: Remote

Junior/Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist, Salary is $50K-75K.

Are you looking for the next step in your career witihn Grant Writing and supporting NIH grants? We are looking for a self-starting critical thinker to join our team! If you can deliver outstanding customer service to our world-renown faculty while taking exceptional pride in your work then we want to hear from you.  Title/position will be commensurate with experience.


Who you are:

  • Seeking Bachelors degree and 5 years experience with NIH grant writing.
  • Prior experience with submitting and managing federal contracts. 
  • Capacity to function purposefully and efficiently in deadline-driven situations
  • Understand and follow rules, policies, and procedures
  • Proficient computer and technology interface skills
  • Able to follow directions from a supervisor, work productively, and stay engaged with a minimum amount of oversight
  • Open to providing as well as receiving constructive criticism and feedback
  • Excellent written and verbal communication preferred

What you will do:

  • Pre-award administrative duties for grants and contracts submitted to U.S. Government Agencies (primarily NIH) and other public or private funding organizations.
  • Assist Faculty, Instructors, and Postdoctoral Fellows in identifying prospective funding sources and appropriate funding mechanisms based on PI’s position and/or other eligibility requirements.  This may include navigating, eRA Commons, Proposal Central, and other online portals.
  • Provide guidance and timelines to Faculty, Instructors, and Postdoctoral Fellows regarding solicitation instructions and review proposal documents for conformity with sponsor guidelines.
  • Respond to “Just-in-Time” requests from NIH as well as equivalent non-NIH requests/activations.
  • Analyze the terms, conditions, and budget of award documents to identify potential problem areas.  Provide top-tier support to all investigators when working with sponsors to resolve any questions or concerns of an administrative nature.

Why Work Here:

  • Grow your career: you’ll have the room + support to transition into a Sr Grants and Contracts Specialist.
  • Collaborative environment: this is a team-centric, culture-oriented company with a focus on leveraging the unique skills of each worker.
  • Impact: Have a positive influence both as part of a lean team where your voice can be heard, as well as on the company as a whole

What does this position pay? 

Compensation is determined by several factors which may include skillset, experience level, and geographic location. 
The expected range for this role is $50-75K.
Please note this range is an estimate and actual pay may vary based on qualifications and experience.

Please email your resume to if you’d like to work alongside some of the finest professionals in the pharmaceutical industry!

Note: We actively support and promote people of various backgrounds, from race, religion, gender to geographical area, university, lifestyle, and personality type. Proven Recruiting is minority-owned, majority women, and is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion in the broader community. Apply today!


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