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Career Opportunities - Port St. Lucie, Florida

Careers >> Career Opportunities - Port St. Lucie, Florida

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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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Director, Grants and Contracts

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

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Review and assist with outgoing grants/contracts to ensure consistency of proposals, standard formatting and compliance with funding guidelines.
  • Administer local, state and federal contracts, including quarterly reporting and audit coordination.
  • Approve and administer private and public grants/contracts.
  • Prepare and/or oversee preparation and issuance of invoices for grants/contracts on a periodic basis.
  • Prepare and submit final financial reports for grants/contracts.
  • Maintain TPIMS flexible budget for all revisions.
  • Coordinate, direct, and support Office of Management & Budget A-133 and other specific agency audits of grants/contracts (operations/capital).
  • Maintain and disseminate funding agency guidelines and work with project managers as a financial advisor.
  • Ensure compliance with all external awards.
  • Calculate and maintain fringe benefit and indirect cost rate proposals in accordance with Office of Management & Budget A-122 cost principles.
  • Coordinate with staff for annual audit as it relates to grants/contracts, OMB A-133, etc.
  • Supervise the staff and functions of the sponsored research office and provide backup for Manager of Sponsored Research during periods of absence.
  • Together with CFO/CBO, prepare draft of the annual budget, including coordination of tasks and scheduling.
  • Together with staff, develop and provide training and instruction for financial software and business office products.
  • Assist CFO/CBO and staff with quarterly budget status report preparation for the Board of Trustees.
  • Prepare budget templates and review for accuracy after submission by Principal Investigators.
  • Serve as Chief Contracting Officer administering large RFP’s and other solicitations in accordance with the TPIMS purchasing policy.
  • Assist CFO/CBO with special projects related to grants/contracts budgeting, business plans, financial analysis, etc.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as requested.

The successful candidate possesses the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with emphasis in Management Accounting and Contracts administration required. Professional certification (CMA or CPA) and Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Six to eight years of experience working with grants and granting agencies including NIH, NSF and private foundations is required. Experience in grant/contract administration, procurement, budgeting, accounting, financial analysis and business administration is also required.
  • 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.
  • Familiarity with Florida and California state grants, federal/local research grants/contracts.
  • 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 project managers on management of multiple projects and cost centers.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, and others, in the course and scope of performing job duties.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.


Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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


  • Click HERE to download an employment application
  • Reference job #DC-071614 in the subject line of the email or on the envelope
  • Send a completed application form and resume with cover letter 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

  • 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 www.tpims.org.

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Animal Care Technician

Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies is seeking a full-time Animal Care Technician. The candidate will work under minimal supervision in compliance with federal, state, and local regulations, industry standards governing animal research (NIH/OLAW), company guidelines, departmental procedures, and all safety procedures according to company standards and standard operating procedures (SOPs). Primary responsibilities include: all core processes of animal care (husbandry), health monitoring, feeding, recording daily activities, providing general facility maintenance and cleanliness, and operation of various types of facility machinery including a cage/bottle washer, tunnel washer, dumping station, autoclaves, biological safety cabinets, bottle filler station, etc.


The successful candidate must have at least six months of relevant experience; must be a self-starter, dependable, accurate, trustworthy and dedicated to working with and around animals. The employee must follow instructions precisely and perform work according to prescribed standard operating procedures (SOPs). Solid written and verbal communication skills, keen attention to detail and the ability to diligently record and maintain laboratory records are crucial. Problem-solving, teamwork, time-management and organizational skills are necessary. Must be able to lift 50 pounds; perform repetitive motions with arms and hands; work weekends and holidays; and have no known allergies.


    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

    Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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

    • Click HERE to download an employment application
    • Reference job #SO-091714 in the subject line of the email or on the envelope
    • Send a completed application form and resume with cover letter 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

    • 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 www.tpims.org.

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