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Career Opportunities - Port St. Lucie, Florida

Torrey Pines Institute does not accept unsolicited resumes from individuals interested in future employment. Applicants must be applying for available posted positions and must follow the application procedures outlined.

Principal Investigators

Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies (TPIMS) is currently seeking Principal Investigators (Faculty) to join the Institute's new research operation in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

TPIMS is one of several bio-medical research organizations that have established operations as part of the growing biotechnology cluster in the Sunshine State and is now operating in a state-of-the-art 107,000 square foot building in the Florida Center for Innovation at Tradition. Port St. Lucie is a beautiful community on the east coast of Florida in St. Lucie County, about 40 miles north of West Palm Beach.

Start-up funding, relocation packages and other outstanding incentives are available. Candidates should have a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree, preferably with an established record of extramural funding. TPIMS encourages all medical research disciplines to apply.

To apply, send a Curriculum Vitae with a full list of publications, statement of research interests and plans, funding history and names of three references to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or by fax, to the Human Resources office at 772-345-3647.

TPIMS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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Senior Manager of Grants and Contracts

Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies is seeking a full-time Senior Manager of Grants and Contracts to work in the Port St Lucie, Florida location. This position is responsible for grants, contracts, budgeting, grant/contract billings, labor reporting, administration of the State of Florida and related contracts, and also oversees the sponsored research office in San Diego, California.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Review and assist with outgoing grants/contracts to ensure consistency of proposals, standard formatting and compliance with funding guidelines.
  • Approve and administer private and public grants/contracts.
  • Oversee preparation and issuance of invoices for grants/contracts on a periodic basis.
  • Prepare and submit financial reports for grants/contracts.
  • Coordinate, direct, and support Office of Management & Budget A-133 and other specific agency audits of grants/contracts.
  • Maintain and disseminate funding agency guidelines and work with Principal Investigators as a financial advisor.
  • Ensure compliance with all external agency and contract guidelines.
  • Coordinate with Controller for audits as they relate to grants/contracts and OMB A-133.
  • Supervise the staff and functions of the grants and contracts office and provide backup for Manager of Grants and Contracts during periods of absence.
  • Together with Controller, develop and provide training and instruction for financial software and business office products.
  • Prepare and review grants/contracts status reports.
  • Prepare budgets and review for accuracy.
  • Serve as Chief Contracting Officer administering large RFP’s and other solicitations in accordance with the TPIMS purchasing policy
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as requested.

The successful candidate possesses the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or a related field is preferred
  • Professional certification (CMA, CPA, or CRA) is preferred
  • Six to eight years of experience in grant/contract administration, including NIH grants management experience. Familiarity with procurement, budgeting, accounting, financial analysis and business administration is preferred.
  • Familiarity with federal, state, local and private funding fiscal management and administration
  • Proficiency with computerized financial information systems and Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Ability to interact with contracting officers and auditors
  • Ability to provide oversight support and coordination for related financial software applications, such as MIP and related products
  • Ability to provide oversight and work with Principal Investigators and scientific personnel on management of multiple projects and cost centers

To apply for this position, please follow the application procedures outlined below:

  • Send your resume by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or mail to:

    TPIMS, Attn: Human Resources
    11350 SW Village Parkway
    Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

  • Reference job #RH-011613 in the subject line of the email or on the envelope
  • Use only one method to apply (email or mail)

TPIMS is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies is a 501(c)(3) research center dedicated to conducting basic biomedical research for the discovery of vaccines, treatments and cures for leading causes of human disease and suffering, including multiple sclerosis, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, infectious diseases, pain and inflammation. For additional information, please access the website at

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