Classification: Sponsored Research Specialist Job Code: PRN2 Pay Grade: 4A
Type of Position: Regular Percent Time: 100% Location: Iowa City Driver's License Required: No
Contract Administrator We are seeking a full-time Contract Administrator to join the staff of a thriving research administration office in a BIG10 institution of higher education. We offer a challenging and exciting work environment in which one has the opportunity to grow and learn about research contracts in an academic setting. Working in a team environment, the Contract Administrator position with the University of Iowa's Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP) provides contract negotiation and other administrative support for faculty and staff engaged in research and related activities.
Growth Opportunities: DSP is a progressive collection of professionals who are self-driven/directed, out of the box thinkers. We offer varied professional education opportunities both on and off campus for your continuous learning.
Technology: Successful candidates will be responsible for managing sponsored research award activities using a myriad of technological tools and techniques.
Work Flexibility: DSP is a family-friendly department committed to work-life balance for our employees. The University of Iowa also offers an excellent benefits package.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Review, draft, negotiate and administer research related agreements.
Use independent judgment to determine and negotiate acceptable terms for a variety of contracts including funding agreements, data use agreements, confidentiality agreements, material transfer agreements and outgoing subawards.
Ensure compliance with state and federal regulations and University policies and procedures.
Gather and interpret relevant information to identify and solve problems.
About the University of Iowa The University of Iowa is one of the nation's premier public research universities with 32,948 students from 114 countries and all 50 states. Founded in 1847, it is the state's oldest institution of higher education and is located alongside the picturesque Iowa River in Iowa City.
The Office of the Vice President for Research is committed to forging new frontiers of discovery by providing resources and support to researchers and innovators at the University of Iowa, to promote a culture of creativity that enriches the campus, the state, and the world. In FY18, the University of Iowa received $434.5 million in federal and non-federal funding for research.
Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans
Please note regarding references: Five professional references will be requested and required at a later step in the recruitment process.
Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.
Education or Equivalency Required A bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Ability to set priorities and adjust strategies to changing needs.
Customer-focused and dedicated to providing optimum service.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Thrives in a high-volume, fast-paced environment. Is able to handle a large workload.
Demonstrates independent judgment and critical thinking skills.
Ability to work within a team and alone or with limited guidance, as appropriate.
Experience in contract administration or related field such as legal, accounting, finance or technical writing.
Experience working in a legal setting.
Juris Doctor (JD) strongly preferred.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
For a full listing of job requirements, see posting 19002160 at www.jobs.uiowa.edu
Internal Number: 19002160_1555010640
About University of Iowa
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.