Grants and Contracts Analyst Team Lead

Grants and Contracts Analyst Team Lead

locationDanville, PA 17821, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/15/2023
ExpiresExpires: 3/12/2024
Full Time
Some Experience Required

Job Summary

Responsible for independently managing complex, multi-faceted research agreements. The Grants and Contracts Specialist will serve as an in-house expert responsible for guiding study teams and mentoring staff through the entire research process. Provide comprehensive sponsored project support to principal investigators, study teams, and administrative staff, develop training and educational materials for staff, cultivate relationships with internal staff and external research sponsors; and serve as a liaison to internal department leadership teams to identify and resolve research barriers associated with carrying out research objectives within the system.

Job Duties
  • Independently guides Principal Investigators (PIs), study teams, and department administrative staff in the preparation, submission, review, and management of sponsored project documents.
  • Demonstrates complex analytical and critical thinking skills required to implement complex, multi-faceted research agreements and collaborations.
  • Reviews and negotiates various contracts and agreements with internal and external parties with minimal oversight from manager or designee.
  • Serves as departmental resource for the preparation and review of various documents required for regulatory and system compliance.
  • Assists grant and contracts team members in development of processes associated with database entry and reporting requirements.
  • Autonomously promotes collaboration with study teams and assists with managing timelines related to complex, multi-faceted research agreements and collaborations.
  • Trains grants and contracts staff in review of research documents and day-to-day sponsored project management.
  • Leads development and implementation of training materials and programs for department staff and well as the research enterprise.
  • Serves as a liaison between system and key stakeholders in research; both internal and external.
  • Including providing timely responses via phone and email, tracking progress to ensure timely and accurate process, providing feedback and problem solves to resolve research barriers, and facilitating collaborative relationships with both internal and external research contributors.
  • Provides in-depth comprehension of federal regulations and guidelines of the Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration, Good Clinical Practice Guidelines, and the International Conference on Harmonization; and seeks knowledge growth of aforementioned regulations.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.

*Relevant experience may be a combination of related work experience and/or Master's degree obtained (Master's Degree = 2 years relevant experience).


Bachelor's Degree- (Required)


Minimum of 5 years-Relevant experience* (Required)

About Geisinger

Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes ten hospital campuses, a 550,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,700 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Our Vision & Values

Everything we do is about making better health easier for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities.

KINDNESS : We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves.

EXCELLENCE : We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence.

LEARNING : We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow.

INNOVATION : We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.

SAFETY : We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family.

Our Benefits

We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and prescription coverage.

Required degree level

  • Certification

Years of experience

  • Some Experience Required