AZBio Job Opportunity: Entrepreneurial Program Grants Administrator (Post-doc)

As part of its ongoing efforts to strengthen Arizona’s Bioscience and Medtech Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, AZBio encourages qualified post-doctorate  applicants to apply to join our team as a Entrepreneurial Program Grants Administrator.  This is a 1-year position.

Job Description:

AZBio Entrepreneurial Program Grants Administrator (Post-doc)

Location: Phoenix Metro or an approved Arizona-based remote location                

Organization Name:  Arizona Bioindustry Association, Inc. (AZBio)                          

Brief Description:              

The AZBio Entrepreneurial Program Grants Administrator (Grants Administrator) is a one-year postdoctoral position ideal for a recent Ph.D. with interest in biomedical commercialization and business development.  The position will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the coordination of entrepreneurial education programs and mentoring services provided by AZBio to small and emerging life science companies based in Arizona;
  • Community Outreach and Coordination with local life science entrepreneurs, investors, donors, and community partners;
  • Assist with AZBio’s pre- and post-award grant administration, including, but not limited to, AZBio’s current EDA Seed Fund Support Grant (EDA Grant) which runs through December 31, 2021.
  • Maintaining CRM and Financial Databases specifically related to EDA Grant and related activities.           
  • Identifying and participating in application for additional grants to support entrepreneur and other AZBio programs.

Detailed Description                     

Works with AZBio’s President & CEO, Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIRs) and volunteers to coordinate entrepreneurial education programs and mentoring services; as well as grant-related outreach and administration.

Assists the President & CEO in grant proposal preparation, including budget construction, administrative documents, and formatted proposals as well as assists with Just-in-Time information, re-budgeting, and interim and final (closeout) reports as required for grant awards.  Monitors project progress against milestones. Preforms duties with moderate supervision.

Supports pre- and post-award administration using AZBio’s internal tools and federal tools including Grants Online and the ASAP System.

Maintains current knowledge of AZBio’s policies and procedures as well as the federal, state, agency, or other organization’s guidelines related to any grants awarded to AZBio.

Works with the President & CEO in developing, maintaining and updating all program administration’s standard operating procedures, especially as related to AZBio’s grants.

Perform other job-related duties as requested by the President & CEO.                     

Job Requirements                       

  • Recent Ph.D. in scientific discipline with interest in commercialization of life science or biomedical products and growing life science companies in Arizona.
  • Some experience in finance, accounting, or related field preferred.
  • Support preparation of reports for pre- and post-grant awards.
  • Working knowledge: Federal, state, and agency policy guidelines including Cost accounting standards (uniform guidance requirements). Ability to interpret grant application instructions (RFAs, PAs, and RFPs).
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work in and adjust to a growing and dynamic environment.
  • Strong writing skills and ability to draft business documents.
  • Strong organizational skills. Experience with CRM or other program management tools preferred.
  • Attention to detail is essential.

Who we are:                  

A key component in Arizona’s life science ecosystem, the Arizona Bioindustry Association (AZBio) is the only statewide organization exclusively focused on Arizona’s bioscience industry.  AZBio membership includes patient advocacy organizations, life science innovators, educators, healthcare partners and leading business organizations. AZBio is the statewide affiliate of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) and works in partnership with AdvaMed, MDMA, and PhRMA to advance innovation and to ensure that the value delivered from life-changing and life-saving innovation benefits people in Arizona and around the world.      

Arizona’s bioscience industry is growing rapidly and reached nearly 30,000 jobs spanning 2,160 business establishments in 2018. Industry employment has grown by 15 percent since 2016—twice the growth rate of the nation—with each of the five major subsectors adding jobs during the period. Arizona’s universities conducted nearly $580 million in R&D activities in bioscience-related fields in 2018, fueled in part by steadily increasing NIH awards to Arizona institutions since 2016. Venture capital investments in Arizona bioscience companies increased in 2019, and during the 2016-19 period totaled $349 million. Arizona inventors have been awarded 2,178 bioscience-related patents since 2016, among the second quintile of states in patent activity.

AZBio is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

AZBio considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with federal law and other state and local requirements. AZBio complies with applicable state and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment and provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and applicable state and local laws.              

Position Funding:

This position is supported as part of AZBio’s Arizona Bioscience Cluster Sustainable Seed Fund Project:  EDA Grant# ED19HDQ0200013

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For more information and to apply, contact AZBio

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