Under general direction of the Executive Director of Research Administration, as a Senior Contracts and Grants Officer member of the Sponsored Programs Negotiation Team, work with faculty, other researchers, and their departmental support from all UC Davis colleges/Schools, including School of Medicine, to review and negotiate complex extramurally supported sponsored research agreements with the legal representatives of sponsors.
Responsible for extensive high level/complex negotiations, with representatives of corporate sponsors, typically corporate and/or patent attorneys; lead and train Contracts & Grants Analysts, at varying levels, in the art and science of complex research contract negotiation. Represent the Sponsored Programs Office at workshops and seminars to inform and explain/discuss campus policies and procedures governing the responsibilities of Sponsored Programs.
$68,200.00 – $136,900.00 /Annual. Budgeted salary $68,200 – $85,350.00 depending upon experience”
No. of Positions
1 year Contract, with the possibility for extension, dependent on funding.
Percentage of Time
M-F, 8 to 5
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Sit at computer and view monitor/display screen for extended periods of time.
Work flexible schedule including evenings and weekends to meet operational needs.
UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.
- Extensive experience negotiating complex research agreement in a major institution of higher education.
- Experience drafting, reviewing, editing and analyzing various types of agreements, legal correspondence and other written documents.
- Experience interpreting, communicating and applying terms and conditions of various sponsor’s, federal, and state guidelines, policies and practices.
- Experience interpreting, communicating and applying principles, policies and procedures governing research and intellectual property.
- Research administration experience including preparation, review, and submission of proposals for contracts or grants; or preparation, review, and negotiation of research agreements.
- Experience collecting, analyzing and summarizing data related to projects, workload and subordinate and unit performance.
- Experience presenting complex technical and legal material to non-technical persons.
- Experience interpreting, communicating and applying terms and conditions of various university guidelines, policies and practices.
- Knowledge of legal, medical and scientific terminology.
- Experience with for-profit and non-profit business contracting and funding practices and concerns, including knowledge of available databases and intellectual property issues.
- Knowledge of philanthropy practices and private sector business practices sufficient to make decisions for gift acceptance.
- Planning, time management and organizational skills.
- Problem solving, conflict management and team building skills.
- Interpersonal, customer service and communication skills.
- Experience using word processing, spreadsheet and internet software.
This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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