Melissa Vinch has been working in higher-education academia’s Sponsored Research Administration since 2007.  In 2012, Melissa joined the Rutgers Office for Research community as a Research Contract/Grant Specialist in the Research and Sponsored Programs office.  

In her current role as Contract Negotiator in Research Contract Services, Melissa continues to utilize her extensive Sponsored Research expertise and continuously expanding proficiencies to assist the Rutgers research community via her professional contract management services. 

Melissa is professionally dedicated to providing exemplary customer service to her constituents, both within the Rutgers research community and the diverse research sponsors Rutgers serves.