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The University of Washington’s Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) has an outstanding opportunity for a Grant and Contract Administrator on the Contracts team. This position will be part of a unit within the Office of Sponsored Programs dedicated to processing sponsored research related agreements and will report to the Contracts Team Manager.
This position is eligible for telework.
The Grant and Contract Administrator reviews, negotiates and executes standard research related agreements like confidentiality disclosure (CDA), data use (DUA), and material transfer (MTA) agreements. This individual may also handle pre-clinical trial CDAs, clinical trial amendments, and other agreements or agreement amendments as assigned. The person in this position must be able to analyze, prioritize, and balance a changing workload in a deadline driven working environment.
They are expected to conduct any work that falls within the Contract team’s overall scope, up to their level of training and signature authority. They may also provide support to other teams during times when high volumes are experienced.
The Grant and Contract Administrator will have some prior experience with negotiating and finalizing agreements and should also have some familiarity with copyright law, UW’s publication policies, intellectual property rights, and data ownership.
Contract Review and Negotiations
Reviews and evaluates award terms and conditions for individual agreements
Collaborates with Department representatives and/or faculty during negotiations
Negotiates acceptable award terms that are consistent with Federal and State law, University policy, processes and systems; and that are also consistent with originating sponsor or funder requirements
Maintains current and accurate SPAERC agreement files of record
Other duties as assigned
Regulatory and Government Policy
Stays abreast of the changing regulatory landscape
Maintains awareness of changes in funder policies and practices
Evaluates and makes recommendations for changes to policies and processes needed because of changes in regulations or overall funder policies and practices
Miscellaneous duties as assigned
Bachelor’s Degree and three (3) or more years of experience and development of expertise in grant and/or contract administration. Additional experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.
Demonstrated ability to effectively manage a heavy work portfolio with competing priorities
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Attention to detail
Understanding of roles and responsibilities at a large research university
Working knowledge of copyright law, publication policy, intellectual property rights, and data ownership
Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
A demonstrated capacity to work with and within a diverse community
Working knowledge of sponsor types and differing sponsor requirements
Knowledge of federal regulations concerning management of federal assistance funding, including the Uniform Guidance
Knowledge of federal acquisition processes and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
Some familiarity with clinical trials
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
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