Research Associate II

Job description

Job Title: Research Associate II
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 222967

This position is in Atlanta, Georgia

Job Summary

The GIT Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is responsible for cradle to grave contract administration for all grants and contracts for both the Georgia Tech Resident Instruction units (RI) and the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). Total annual research awards equal approximately one billion dollars. The Contracting Officer will have expert knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and its supplements, including the Department of Defense DFARS, be able to work independently and make sound business decisions for the institution. The Contracting Professional will have primary responsibility for submitting proposals, and reviewing and negotiating complex Department of Defense, federal, Defense Industry and not-for-profit contracts. The Contracting Professional may also negotiate teaming agreements, Cooperative Research and Development Agreements, Associate Contracting Agreements, and Non-Disclosure Agreements facilitating sponsored research. Complex problem solving skills and effective communication with faculty, staff and Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT) administration is required.

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
Masters degree required

Other Required Qualifications
US citizenship, with the ability to receive a security clearance and special program security clearances.

GTRI's classified research program is growing and nearly all of GTRI awards require U.S citizens only.

Required Experience

  • A Master’s degree and three (3) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree or
  • A Master¿s degree and five (5) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor's degree
Preferred Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications
NCMA Certified Professional Contract Manager or Certified Federal Contracts Manager, or NCURA Certified Research Administrator

Preferred Experience

A Master's degree and five (5) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor¿s degree

Application of required skills within the Federal Government, a federal government contractor or educational organization is preferred. Ability to build collegial relationships with colleagues, customers and sponsors. Ability to work well under pressure, handle multiple priorities, and meet deadlines

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Resolve contractual matters and post award administration issues.
Advise faculty and staff on applicable federal and state regulatory and policy compliance requirements and Institute policy.
Interface with other GIT departments supporting sponsored research including Research Integrity Assurance, Industry Engagement, Technology Licensing and the GIT Office of Legal Affairs as needed to ensure compliance with regulation and Institute policy
Maintain current knowledge of policies of the Office of Sponsored Programs, University System of Georgia and GIT.
Perform other related duties as assigned.

Review solicitations (e.g., RFPs, RFQs, RFIs,) support research proposal preparation and processing, and submit proposals
Review and negotiate contract terms and conditions
Maintain current knowledge of relevant federal acquisition regulations, policies and procedures
Review, negotiate and execute Cooperative Research and Development Agreements, Associate Contractor Agreements, Teaming Agreements, and Memorandums of Understanding

5+ years of experience in federal contract management, including knowledge of non-disclosure agreements, teaming agreements, IDIQ Contracts, subcontracts flow-down requirements.
In-depth knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), DFAR and other acquisition regulations.
Knowledge of Cost and pricing data, Organizational Conflict of Interest, Intellectual Property Clauses and Government Property clauses, Small Business Plan Requirements. Etc.
Familiarity Federal Procurement Websites including Procurement Integrated Enterprise Environment (Solicitations, EDA, WAWF, etc.)
Thorough understanding of different contract types (i.e., CPFF, FFP, T&M, LOE, etc.).
Ability to maintain a strong attention to detail under varying acquisition conditions.
Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Excellent communication and organizational skills.

Contact Information

If you should have any questions regardsing this posting, please contact Rex Welch, HR Director at [email protected]

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Job No:
Posted: 1/1/2021
Application Due: 4/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time