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The Office of Research and Graduate Studies is responsible for assisting faculty and other researchers in the preparation and submission of research proposals and contracts, and the administration of awarded grants and contracts.
The Contract Management Specialist provides technical assistance and guidance in the preparation and processing of research-related contracts, their procurement, reporting, and administrative management after execution; this includes evaluating and managing compliance with state, federal, and University policies and regulations. The position will report to the Director of Contracts and Technology Management.
Negotiating contracts and drafting agreements for industry, federal agencies, non-profits and other universities. These contracts include but are not limited to: Sponsored Research Agreements, Contract Services Agreements, Consulting Agreements, Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs), Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), and other agreements with or without funding.
Conduct non-financial post-award activities such as processing modifications, amendments, and extensions for contracts and grants
Work closely with the General Counsel and Director of Contracts and Technology Management in negotiating terms related to intellectual property, publication, indemnification and liability.
Prepare applicable close-out documents related to contracts, grants; Prepare applicable close-out documents related to IP, publication and liability.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree is required.
A minimum of five years work experience in contract negotiations, and sub-award agreements is required.
Research administration in a higher education institution is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Candidates must possess strong knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) clauses, export controls, required contract language, and intellectual property terms with capacity to perform contract review and drafting with little oversight.
Candidate must demonstrate strong problem-solving skills with ability to effectively represent SMU's position to negotiate clauses with external funding agencies. A strong knowledge of Federal Guidance is a plus.
Candidate must demonstrate strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to forge strong working relationships and manage interests of multiple stakeholders. Must also demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in writing.
Candidate must have strong organizational, planning and time management skills with the ability to effectively handle numerous tasks and priorities in a deadline-driven environment.
Candidate must also possess strong problem solving skills with the ability to identify, analyze problems and independently devise and seek alternative solutions. A strong focus on attention to detail is essential.
Candidate must have the ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team environment to meet department goals and deadlines.
Candidate must demonstrate strong organizational, planning and time management skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks with a strong focus on attention to detail.
Candidates must have strong working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets and databases. Microsoft products, Adobe products, and Wellspring (Sophia) is preferred.
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Position is open until filled.
SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, email@example.com.
Additional Salary Information:
Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications
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