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Senior Contract Negotiator I

Company: Texas A&M AgriLife Research
Location: College Station
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

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 Following Webpage: 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. Responsibilities:

  • 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 party.
  • 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 assistant directors.
  • 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 Abilities:
      • 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 Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Keywords: Texas A&M AgriLife Research, College Station , Senior Contract Negotiator I, Other , College Station, Texas

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