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Contracts Specialist 2022-1792

Contracts Specialist

Job ID
Category Administrative Location : Location
 US-NM-Albuquerque Type Full-time Division Lovelace Biomedical Research Institute (LBRI)


Under general supervision, the Contracts Specialist provides technical assistance to scientific and administrative staff with grant and contract development and administration for Federal, private and industry sponsors in a fast paced, team-oriented environment. The Contracts Specialist is responsible for ensuring compliance with Institute policies and Federal regulations with regard to grants and contracts.


Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Public/Business Administration, or a directly related area, and 1-4 years of directly related experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or and experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been attained. 
Must be able to perform basic mathematical calculations and apply cost accounting principles in the preparation of cost estimates and internal reports and be able to explain financial data to management and scientific personnel, as well as be able to work with excel spreadsheets to accomplish the above.
Must have knowledge of federal regulations including FAR, DFARS, and federal cost principles contained in OMB Circulars A-122, A-133 and A-110 or equivalent experience with DCAA. Knowledge of grant and contract policies of major funding agencies, particularly NIH and DOD are strongly preferred. Recent experience in the above areas in addition to knowledge is preferred.
Must have superior professional-level written and verbal communication skills; a high degree of professionalism, excellent judgment, problem-solving and decision-making skills. Demonstrated ability in managing a wide variety of complex tasks and projects simultaneously while meeting multiple deadlines is required. Must have the ability to work independently and as a part of a team. Requires computer proficiency with Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat and must have the ability to learn department-specific computer systems as needed.

Preferred/Additional Qualifications

Experience with Cost Point, Banner, or other similar software package as well as experience in a scientific research environment and training in government acquisitions, and/or Shipley or equivalent proposal development principles strongly preferred. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

As Lovelace is a Federal Contractor, all applicants offered positions with the Institute are required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination prior to starting employment.


Salary is commensurate with experience.
EEO, including disability/vets

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Lovelace Biomedical Research Institute Companies are an Equal Opportunity employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability. We are committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regarding to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected status as designated by federal, state or local law. All applicants and employees are further protected from discrimination based on inquiring about, disclosing or discussing the compensation of other applicants or employees. For additional information about your rights as an applicant, click here.

For assistance with our application process, including reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities to participate in the application process, please send an email to or call 505-348-9400.