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Stanford University has changed the world, over and over again. We are one of Silicon Valley's largest employers - and also one of the most unique. Our mission is to educate future leaders and promote interdisciplinary, world-class research and teaching. This passion makes Stanford an intensely creative, rewarding, and challenging place to work. At the same time, our traditions of respect and collaboration sustain a humane, supportive environment in which to pursue your life and your career.
Researchthe creation of new knowledgeis key to Stanfords educational mission. Stanford research has led to breakthrough remedies, devices, tools, and concepts, as well as 25 Nobel prizes for Stanford faculty. Among the inventions and discoveries that have resulted from Stanford research are MRI technology, DNA cloning, the Pill, heart transplantation, and digital music.
The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR), manages the administrative processes related to the entire lifecycle of sponsored research from proposal submission through award closeout. OSR submits nearly 3,300 new proposals annually and manages more than 5,500 active sponsored projects.
Prepare, negotiate, and oversee a full array of contracts, federal contracts (up to $5M total), subcontracts, and grants with special conditions and transactions not falling within the category of exceptional circumstances. Provide delegated signing authority to endorse proposals, and negotiate and accept all grants and contracts, including sub awards, on behalf of the university.
Conduct formal solicitation, negotiation, and administration of grants and contracts, by government and non-government sponsors, including complex, non-routine proposals and awards.
Conduct comprehensive analysis of complex proposals, draft agreements, sub awards, subcontracts, and other government contracts.
Advise and assist department administrators, principal investigators, and staff; interpret and explain grant provisions and terms.
Resolve problems arising in the course of the project; consult with department administrators, principal investigators, staff, and sponsors.
Partner with others to serve as a resource to educate units regarding institutional processes.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Approaches work with enthusiasm and is driven to provide great service; adds value to the team through meaningful contributions, solutions and ideas.
Is flexible and adaptive to changing situations to achieve organizational objectives and goals; is comfortable with uncertainty and ambiguity.
Builds constructive and effective relationships.
Solves difficult problems with effective solutions and makes good decisions based on analysis, experience and judgement.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and four years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Advanced knowledge of grant and contract programs and processes.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Certifications and Licenses:
Frequently sitting, grasping lightly, use fine manipulation and a computer (keyboard, mouse, monitor).
Occasionally use a telephone, rarely stand/walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat, write by hand, sort, and file paperwork or parts.
Rarely lift, carry push, and pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
May have occasional extended or weekend work hours during peak business cycles.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
We are not able to provide sponsorship or relocation for this position.
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains d...edicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. The University's thriving diverse community is comprised of nearly 7000 undergraduate students, 9000 graduate students, 2000 faculty members, 1900 postdoctoral scholars, and over 11,000 academic and administrative staff in seven schools including several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. The campus spreads over 8000 contiguous acres and nearly all undergraduates live on campus. Stanford offers bachelor's and master's degrees in addition to doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, DMA and JD) plus a number of professional and continuing education programs and certifications. More at http://facts.stanford.edu and http://www.stanford.edu.
Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.