Research Contracts Administrator-Office of Sponsored Programs

The University of TN Health Science Center - Memphis, TN

Full-time | Contract
Pay Grade: 42

Hiring Range: $4,076.00 - $6,068.40/ Monthly

JOB SUMMARY/ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
The Research Contracts Administrator reviews, negotiates, and drafts material transfer agreements (MTAs), confidentiality agreements (CDAs), subaward agreements and other research contracts on behalf of UTHSC. This position provides assistance in implementing and maintaining UTHSC policy and procedures regarding the transfer of proprietary (biological) materials, works closely with UTRF (University of Tennessee Research Foundation) with regard to the transfer of proprietary material, facilitate research contracts, and negotiates terms and conditions of various contracts as needed.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Negotiates and/or drafts agreements, including MTAs, CDAs, subawards, and other agreements, in collaboration with faculty, departmental staff, UTRF, Research Office, legal advisors, and other administrators on behalf of UTHSC.
Identifies and resolves risks in contractual terms and conditions not conforming to UTHSC policy or governing regulations.
Maintains on-going relationships with faculty, departmental staff, industry sponsors, academic institutions, vendors, and other entities involved in agreements under review.
Provides campus, departmental, and one-on-one training related to MTAs, CDAs, research contracts, subawards, and other documents, including UTHSC policies and procedures, and basic contracting issues.
Reviews, processes, and implements corrective action in administrative management of the negotiation process, when necessary, in order to represent the interests of UTHSC.
Maintains negotiation status updates related to contract documents.
Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)

EXPERIENCE: Five (5) years of work experience performing contract or similar duties. Prior science or research-related work experience in an academic setting is preferred. Must possess excellent negotiation skills and a clear understanding of contracts. Ability to communicate with scientists and legal advisors. Excellent organizational skills. Ability to multitask and strong attention to detail. Must have excellent interpersonal and grammatical skills. Ability to articulate ideas clearly via the telephone or in written documents. Excellent word processing and computer skills. Knowledge of University policy preferred.

WORK SCHEDULE: This position may occasionally work evenings and weekends, occasional travel.

Job Other Professional

Primary Location US-Tennessee-Memphis

Organization Vice Chancellor For Research

Campus/Institute Memphis

Schedule Full-time

Job Posting Apr 4, 2019, 12:02:28 PM