Contract Officer, Office of Sponsored Programs-2012484
Carnegie Mellon University is dedicated to building and disseminating knowledge through research. The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) contributes directly to this mission by providing comprehensive support to faculty and staff in the administration of externally sponsored research. The Contract Team, within the OSP office, assists faculty and researchers in completing contracts with sponsors (both corporations and the government). In addition, also handles discussions of such issues as intellectual property, confidentiality, publications, and any other contractual concerns.
OSP is seeking a Contract Officer to join the team. Under the general direction of the Senior Contracts Officers and the Associate VP of Sponsored Programs, you will prepare, review and negotiate a wide variety of agreements and other documents in this role. You will be responsible for drafting, revising and negotiating a number of the following types of agreements: sponsored research agreements, data use agreements, material transfer agreements, memoranda of understanding, collaboration agreements, consortium agreements, teaming agreements, confidential disclosure agreements, SBIR, STTR, educational project agreements, licenses, membership agreements with industry, spin-offs, small businesses, federal agencies, non-profits, foundations, and/or other universities. You should have familiarity with licensing issues associated with foreground and background intellectual property and open source and third party software.
Core responsibilities include:
Thorough understanding of federal regulations related to contracts and grants involving research with universities.
Overseeing with Regulatory Compliance on matters related to animal and human subjects, Conflict of Interest, and Export Control.
Obtaining input from Risk Management, Environmental Health and Safety, Sponsored Project Accounting on appropriate contractual language and compliance.
Working with Department level contacts, including faculty, to review proposals including Statement of Work and Budget.
Maintaining and managing status of contract negotiations in OSP's electronic agreement management system.
Providing input and developing policies for reviewing and negating research related agreements.
Engaging CTTEC in discussions related to background intellectual property and intellectual property license options.
Responding to request from Corporate and Foundation Relations to assist in discussions related to the management of intellectual property, confidentiality, publications, and other university policies related to sponsored research.
Interpreting and clarifying policies, procedures and regulations to ensure consistent administration and compliance.
Bachelor's degree required
At least 3 year's of relevant experience requires
Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within Carnegie Mellon. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively work well with a dynamic population of partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the university through their work.
You should demonstrate:
Strong communications skills
Initiative, flexibility, and the ability to thrive in a dynamic environment
Excellent organizational, time management and analytical skills
Confidentiality and tact in all areas of responsibility
Are you passionate about this opportunity? Please apply.
Internal Number: 2012484
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.