Senior Contract Negotiator I
Company: Texas A&M AgriLife Research
Location: College Station
Posted on: June 24, 2022
Job Title: Senior Contract Negotiator IAgency: Texas A&M
AgriLife ResearchSalary: CommensurateThe approved salary range is
posted; offers will be made commensurate with experience.Job
Location:College Station, TexasAt this time, this position is not
offered as remote/work from home. COMMENTS TO APPLICANTS: In order
to be considered for this position you will need to attach/submit:
- Cover Letter - Separate ResumeSubmit Application Through the
Description: The Senior Contract Negotiator I prepares, reviews,
edits, and negotiates terms and conditions of non-sponsored and
sponsored agreements to ensure compliance with Texas A&M
University System (TAMUS) policies, Federal and State laws and
regulations, and sponsor guidelines. Contracts include service
agreements, non-sponsored MOA/MOU's, material transfer,
non-disclosures, interagency and intrasystem, purchasing terms and
conditions, leases, hotel/facility rental, and industry and
commodity related sponsored research or testing agreements.
- Prepares and/or reviews agreements, amendments, addendums and
similar documents and negotiates with opposing party various
contractual terms including: rights in technical data and
intellectual property, publication rights, price, payment and
billing procedures, confidentiality, dispute resolution, and state
required clauses. Preparation of documents includes working with
available agency forms as well as drafting (with no or minimal
supervision) more complex agreements consistent with applicable
agency policies and state statutes. Review of documents includes
review and editing as necessary documents provided by opposing
- Negotiates terms and conditions of non-sponsored and sponsored
agreements and corresponds with opposing parties such as research
institutions, vendors, sponsors, and sub-awardees to ensure
compliance with applicable policies, Federal and State laws,
regulations, and guidelines. Works with supervisor as needed on
non-standard or complex documents.
- Maintains current knowledge of agency's contract requirements
and preferences and serves as the point of contact for all internal
and external stakeholders. Advises agency stakeholder(s) regarding
risk(s) associated with the contract terms.
- Utilizes current knowledge of Federal flow through procedures,
intellectual property, Federal Acquisition Regulations, and
publication rights in assisting researchers and department
personnel with the administrative support relative to research
funding, regulatory guidelines, and sponsor information.
- Disseminates information and analysis concerning contract
negotiations as needed and appropriate. Coordinates efforts with
researchers and department personnel to resolve contract questions
and/or issues and provides information as requested.
- Maintains all negotiations-related documentation in proprietary
negotiations database(s). Ensures that all records/work files are
updated regularly, and that documentation represents the current
status of each contract negotiation. Ensures that all negotiations
are processed in a timely fashion and that all parties to the
negotiation are kept apprised of the status.
- Assists the director and assistant directors in training and
mentoring contract negotiator I and II staff. Provides some
guidance and mentoring to less experienced contract negotiators
regarding document negotiation, processing, and management.
- Proposes policy and procedural changes to director and
- Assists with other duties as needed/requested.Required
Education and Experience:Bachelor's degree or equivalent
combination of education and experience plus an additional four (4)
years of related experience in contract negotiation and/or research
administration.Preferred Education and Experience and Licenses:
- Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.)
- State Bar License
- Legal training/experienceRequired Special Knowledge, Skills and
- Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications.
- Knowledge of Federal grants and contact regulations, including
nonstandard clauses and agreements and practical application of
current research administration issues.
- Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
- Verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to prioritize with various projects and deadlines,
exercising independent judgment.All positions are
security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history
investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's
verification of credentials and/or other information required by
the institution's procedures, including the completion of the
criminal history check.Equal
committed to diversity.
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