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The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

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The Office of Research Administration (ORA) has an immediate opening for a Contracts & Grants Officer at the Coral Gables campus.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Contract and Grant Officer works independently to negotiate awards and research contracts in adherence to sponsoring agency and University of Miami requirements. Under general supervision, the Contract and Grant Officer is responsible for providing institutional-level sponsored research administration services to a portfolio of academic departments and research units among all University campuses.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Under managerial supervision of the Manager and Director approval, review, analyze, and negotiate all terms and conditions of grants and contracts on behalf of the University from all Sponsor types consistent with University and Sponsor guidelines.
• Provide advice to faculty and staff regarding sponsored research administration issues, interpreting a broad range of sponsor policies, government regulations and terms and conditions.
• Provide outstanding customer service and support to faculty in understanding the issues related to items described in research contracts and grants.
• Collaborate with other University groups such as Principal Investigators and study teams, Compliance, IRB (Human Subject Research Office), Risk Management, Office of Technology Transfer, and other relevant offices to ensure that sponsored research projects are managed in an efficient and effective manner consistent with UM policies and procedures, and applicable agency guidelines, laws and regulations.
• Provide metrics to Manager and Director on an ongoing basis.
• Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

•Experience in pre-award research administration, including proposal review & submission, and award review.
• Some knowledge of University and Federal agency requirements including NIH, DOD/DARPA, NSF, FAA, and DOE, and the Uniform Guidance, Export Control Regulations, Federal Acquisition Regulations.
• Ability to work independently and exercise independent judgment.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills with outstanding customer service skills.
• Demonstrated professional experience and judgment to effectively serve faculty and sponsors while protecting, representing and advancing the University's best interests.
• Ability to work well under deadline pressures without sacrificing accuracy, customer service, collegiality or ethics.
• Strong contract analytic and negotiation skills.

QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION/LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS

• Bachelors Degree or equivalent undergraduate degree.
• Any appropriate combination of relevant education and/or experience will be considered.

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

• Minimum of two years previous relevant experience in contracting and/or research administration experience.
• Sponsored research experience may substitute for educational requirements.

Apply online. Position #P100042144

The Office of Research Administration (ORA) has an immediate opening for a Contracts & Grants Officer at the Coral Gables campus.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Contract and Grant Officer works independently to negotiate awards and research contracts in adherence to sponsoring agency and University of Miami requirements. Under general supervision, the Contract and Grant Officer is responsible for providing institutional-level sponsored research administration services to a portfolio of academic departments and research units among all University campuses.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Under managerial supervision of the Manager and Director approval, review, analyze, and negotiate all terms and conditions of grants and contracts on behalf of the University from all Sponsor types consistent with University and Sponsor guidelines.
• Provide advice to faculty and staff regarding sponsored research administration issues, interpreting a broad range of sponsor policies, government regulations and terms and conditions.
• Provide outstanding customer service and support to faculty in understanding the issues related to items described in research contracts and grants.
• Collaborate with other University groups such as Principal Investigators and study teams, Compliance, IRB (Human Subject Research Office), Risk Management, Office of Technology Transfer, and other relevant offices to ensure that sponsored research projects are managed in an efficient and effective manner consistent with UM policies and procedures, and applicable agency guidelines, laws and regulations.
• Provide metrics to Manager and Director on an ongoing basis.
• Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

•Experience in pre-award research administration, including proposal review & submission, and award review.
• Some knowledge of University and Federal agency requirements including NIH, DOD/DARPA, NSF, FAA, and DOE, and the Uniform Guidance, Export Control Regulations, Federal Acquisition Regulations.
• Ability to work independently and exercise independent judgment.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills with outstanding customer service skills.
• Demonstrated professional experience and judgment to effectively serve faculty and sponsors while protecting, representing and advancing the University's best interests.
• Ability to work well under deadline pressures without sacrificing accuracy, customer service, collegiality or ethics.
• Strong contract analytic and negotiation skills.

QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION/LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS

• Bachelors Degree or equivalent undergraduate degree.
• Any appropriate combination of relevant education and/or experience will be considered.

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

• Minimum of two years previous relevant experience in contracting and/or research administration experience.
• Sponsored research experience may substitute for educational requirements.

Apply online. Position #P100042144

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Job No: 65573504
Posted: 10/31/2018
Application Due: 12/30/2018
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