Position Summary: This newly created position within the Office for Sponsored Programs will be responsible for the review and submission of research proposals and the negotiation and execution of research contracts and other miscellaneous agreements, with an emphasis on industry-sponsored projects. This position reports to the Director of the Office for Sponsored Programs. Preferred candidates will bring solid experience in sponsored programs and contracting, a facility for creative problem solving and thrive in a collaborative environment. Position requires a highly motivated individual who enjoys working as part of a team and actively works to establish good relationships with university faculty and staff, industry and the business communities, and funding agencies. This position will negotiate research contracts and other agreements, ensuring that proposed terms and conditions are in compliance with applicable laws and regulations and act as liaison between sponsors and university researchers.
Responsibilities: *Serve as primary negotiator for all research contracts with industry, as well as other agreements to include intellectual property and publication rights, confidentiality, indemnification, etc. *Coordinate with the technology transfer function of the UGA Innovation Gateway and legal offices. Communicate with other offices in the university as needed. *Identify, interpret and explain various contractual issues and relevant consequences of those issue such as compliance, conflicts of interest, export controls, and accounting concerns. Assist in the resolution of problems that develop in the course of projects. *Work closely with faculty, staff and university administrators as well as with representatives of private sponsors. *Collaborate with post-award services (Office of Contracts and Grants) to assess and mitigate the impact of certain award terms on project management activities, such as invoicing.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a relevant field of study. General awareness of contract negotiation.
About UGA: The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
Full time/Part time: Full Time
EEO Policy Statement: The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.