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Sponsored Project Specialist- OSPA Remote

Job ID 307173 Date posted 05/26/2023
  • Rochester, MN
  • Full Time
  • Research
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The Sponsored Project Specialist manages all aspects of federal, foundation, or industry sponsored research grants from inception of the budget in pre-award, through the post award process which includes amendments and study closure, and facilitates contracts for the same. This position serves as a resource for Mayo staff, maintains networks and communication flow, and represents Mayo to outside entities. The incumbent will utilize leadership qualities, team management, and interpersonal skills to orient research personnel and representatives of outside companies, foundations, or institutes to the policies and procedures of Mayo Clinic. There is a strong emphasis on professional competencies, knowledge of pre/post award rules and regulations, superior customer service, team performance, and the ability to communicate effectively throughout the entire process.


A bachelor's degree is required in business, public administration, finance or related major preferred plus 3 years of related experience in research, healthcare, finance, or business. A Master’s degree in business, healthcare, finance, or related field can be substituted for one year experience. Government Contracting Certificate is preferred.Demonstrated ability to perform and prepare budget estimates (preferably in a research environment), to understand financial concepts, to conduct accurate mathematical computations, understand previously negotiated agreements, and Mayo institutional policy. Experience with research protocols, contract terms and conditions, expense budgets, medical terminology, and procedure codes is preferred. Experience with the clinical revenue system, research billing systems, research services databases (MIRIS), and coding processes is helpful. Experience with federal, foundation, and industry relations, and previous experience working with medical staff and scientific materials is helpful. Individuals must also possess/develop working knowledge of MS software applications, NIH eCommons, and other similar systems. Must be highly organized, able to prioritize and balance multiple projects simultaneously, work independently as well as in a team, and exercise good judgment. Must have excellent interpersonal relations and communication skills to guide Mayo research personnel and external sponsors towards mutually acceptable goals. Must be able to understand complex rules, regulations, and policy and apply them consistently.

Exemption Status


Compensation Detail

$64,812.80- $97,302.40/ year

Benefits Eligible



Full Time

Hours/Pay Period


Schedule Details

Monday - Friday

Weekend Schedule

As needed

International Assignment


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As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.


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