Contract Analyst

Tucson, AZ
Apr 25, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



Spon Projs & Contrg Svcs

Department Website Link:


Main Campus


Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

Sponsored Projects and Contracting Services at The University of Arizona has an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual to begin or advance a career in contracting. As a Contract Analyst (Grant and Contract Administrator III), you will be responsible for establishing relationships with outside sponsors by negotiating contracts with representatives of industry, federal and local governments, non-profit foundations, and other universities. Our office enters into over 2,500 contracts per year with outside organizations to bring in support for its research, education, service and outreach activities. In this role, you will be responsible for working with faculty in areas such as space science, biomedical research, and environmental sciences to understand their needs, apply university policy, applicable regulations, and legal principles, and employ negotiation skills to successfully complete contracts. Sponsored Projects & Contracting Services (SPCS), a unit of Research, Innovation & Impact (RII), assists the University of Arizona research community in its efforts to secure external funding by providing high quality administrative, contracting and financial services to ensure proper stewardship of those funds and to minimize the risk to university resources.Our mission is to support and enhance the University’s reputation while working to achieve strategic goals with broad services in the following areas: Proposal Development and Submission, Contracting, Postaward Management and Administrative Guidance.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Reviews, processes and negotiates assigned agreements.
  • Works with the Office of General Counsel, Tech Launch Arizona, and other university administrative offices, as needed.
  • Coordinates negotiations with internal stakeholders and sponsors.
  • Reviews and negotiates terms and compliance requirements for funded and non-funded agreements.
  • Maintains a database to communicate the status of contracts and amendments.
  • Coordinates with the University Export Control Office in the review of U.S.
  • Export Control Regulations associated with agreements and subawards.
  • Assists with the formulation of guidelines, procedures, and the development of templates and other agreement tools.
  • Serve as campus resource for principal investigators, study personnel and other University officials in the agreement review process.
  • Maintain knowledge of current developments in policy, laws, regulations and best practices regulating university agreements.
  • Advise, assist and provide training to faculty and other study personnel about policies, procedures, forms, laws and regulations related to university agreements.
  • Additional duties may be assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and expertise in negotiating of common contractual issues related in to federal, academic, or business contracts contracting in a research/technical environment.
  • Proficient with Export Control regulations, FAR and DFAR clauses.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical or business-related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience is required.
  • Due to ITAR/EAR restrictions the successful candidate mustbe a U.S. Citizen or hold permanent resident status.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 or more years’ experience in a university, legal, healthcare, or business environment in research administration, contracting, business development, or research management.
  • An advanced degree such as an MS in a technical field, an MBA, or a JD.
  • Experience with contracting or university research administration.



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level:


Job Family:

Grant & Contract Admin

Job Function:


Type of criminal background check required::

Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:

Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Radha Radhakrishnan
[email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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