Sponsored Projects Officer III

Job ID 2021-41124
Area of Interest
Research & Development
Location Name
818 Stewart
FTE/Hours per pay period
1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
Work Status
Sponsored Research
Day Shift
Primary Location : City
Primary Location : State/Province
INACTIVE Secondary Location(s)
Remote Work Percent

About Us

Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s – to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.  Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE


As one of the nation's top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children's Research Institute is dedicated to providing hope, care, and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.


Our investigators are involved in hundreds of projects that cover every phase of research, from studying how diseases work to improving investigational therapies. They have pioneered groundbreaking cystic fibrosis treatments and cutting-edge cancer therapies that help a child's immune system defeat cancer, and made other major contributions to pediatric medicine. 


Researchers work in close collaboration with one another, their colleagues at partner institutions including the University of Washington and Fred Hutch and our healthcare providers at Seattle Children's Hospital, one of U.S. News & World Report’s top children's hospitals. This collaboration is one of our key strengths, allowing our faculty to draw on a variety of disciplines and techniques as they pursue solutions to some of medicine's most complex problems.


We are committed to not only treating disease but to eliminating it. Help us achieve our vision of being a worldwide leader in pediatric research aimed to improve the health and well-being of children. If you are interested in a challenging career aimed at groundbreaking research, Seattle Children's Research Institute is the place for you.


The Sponsored Projects Officer III (SRO III) is responsible and accountable for providing institutional-level sponsored programs administration services, including, creating and maintaining relationships with extramural sponsors, presenting information to all stakeholders on behalf of the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR), driving negotiations and other efforts to timely resolution, and administrative problem-solving. The duties of this position include (but are not limited to): reviewing, endorsing, and submitting highly complex proposals; performing comprehensive analysis of a variety of awards (e.g., contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements); reviewing, negotiating, and executing (with delegated signature authority) highly complex contracts and grants on behalf of Seattle Children’s; providing advice to faculty and departmental analysts regarding critical and/or sensitive sponsored programs issues. Review sub recipient applications and prime awards to Children’s, drafting and negotiating sub recipient agreements in compliance with all applicable policies and regulations; oversee all required sub recipient monitoring associated with Children’s obligations as a flow-through entity under OMB Circular A-133. Serve as the primary point of contact between Seattle Children’s Research Institute, its sponsors and sub-recipients, ensuring that all administrative requirements associated with the submission of applications, acceptance and conduct of awards, and issuance and monitoring of sub-awards are met.

While the incumbent will have general responsibilities for managing all contracts and grants on behalf of Seattle Children’s, this position is going to have higher level responsibility for review, negotiation, and execution of various types of research and other sponsored activities contracts including but not limited to Clinical Trial Agreements (CTAs), Data Use Agreement (DUAs), Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs), and Sponsored Research Agreements (SRAs).


Required Education/Experience:
- Bachelors Degree in Business, Accounting, or related field
- Minimum of five (5) years experience within the grants and contracts arena, and/or contracting experience, with emphasis in language/contract term review and recommendation.

Required Credentials:
- N/A

- Certified Research Administrator
- Experience with the administration of awards from the National Institute of Health and/or federal grants
- Experience with private foundation grants and awards.


In accordance with new Washington law for healthcare workers, Seattle Children’s requires that all staff be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on or before October 18, 2021, or before beginning employment for start dates after October 18th.

Covid-19 Vaccination

In accordance with Washington state law, Seattle Children’s requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All offers are contingent and your vaccine status will be verified at onboarding.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.


Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.


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