Represent the University in negotiating terms and conditions of agreements with private and public sponsors; assist faculty researchers with contractual matters related to sponsored research activity.
Review proposal documentation upon award for compliance with university policies. Review proposal file for adequate documentation of compliance approvals (environmental health and safety, IRB, IACUC, subcontractor plans), budgetary compliance for cost sharing, time and effort, and F and A. Compare award budget and scope of work with proposal. Review subcontracts, including commitment letters, budget and SOW. Meet with sponsor representatives and faculty to discuss proposal details and award terms and conditions; provide counsel and guidance to faculty when proposals do not meet criteria.Review new awards and modifications for compliance with university policies, federal and state law.Perform initial review of awards or mods for compliance.Prepare initial response on terms and conditions to sponsor in a timely manner within 10 business days. make recommendations on intellectual property, publication. Make reccomendations on intellectual property, publication and other terms. Provide assessment of risks and initial response to management for review as necessary. Develop award agreements or requests for modifications upon request by faculty or sponsors using templates in accordance with University policies, federal and state law. Outline all risks associated with non-conforming clauses, prepare Form G or Form F letters for review and approval by Associate Director. Review awards for financial and compliance risks and outline those risks to the Associate Director; provide initial response to sponsor of preferred contract language with explanations for university policies and requested modifications at least 4 business days after receipt of sponsor language. Enter and maintain data related to award and modification in RMS Negotiation Log within one week of an action. Follow up on negotiations when responses from faculty or sponsors have not be received. Timely and accurate award modifications, indicate on green sheets the actions to be taken my administrative associate. Review clauses for subcontractor flow down and check with subcontractors regarding objectional terms. Coordinate with Export Controls Officer on review of potential export control risks arising from subcontracts. Respond to requests for information; provide responses to questions within 48hrs. Positively contribute to the efficiency and atmosphere of the office. Work well with other team members and back-up as needed in the absence of co-workers.
Bachelor's degree in business or public administration, social sciences, communications, or a technical/scientific field. Three years of experience in the preparation, processing, and negotiation of grant and contract proposals and awards. Must be a U.S. citizen. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Certified Research Administrator, more than required years of experience in preparation, processing, and negotiation of grant and contract proposals and awards, University experience.
May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation