The Grants and Contracts Associate will manage a grant and contract portfolio of activities within the Johns Hopkins University Research Administration purview. Review, write and negotiate favorable agreement terms and conditions with domestic and foreign sponsors, for all agreement types, including but not limited to Research Agreements, Service Agreements, Material Transfer Agreements and Non-Disclosure Agreements. Draft replacement language where needed. Serve as liaison to funding agencies for pre-award problem resolution, and post-award matters. Will also provide oversight and approval for proposal development and submission. Provide advice and counsel to faculty and staff during proposal preparation stage. Review proposals for completeness and compliance. Serve as signature authority for electronic proposals. Submit electronic proposals and assist with problems. Review contract or grant submission documents with faculty to advise on submission strategy and to prepare documentation. Take active role in supporting the Office of Research Information Services in supporting users of research administration software. Understand and become knowledgeable in areas of research compliance in order to advise and guide faculty and staff. Support effective, on-going training programs for all key positions and processes supporting research administration. Responsibilities include acting as office liaison to ensure effective performance and integration of the office with regard to the University compliance, information technology, central JHU Technology Ventures and post award budget offices. Contribute to an office work environment focused on providing excellent customer service and seeking continuous process improvement, including cross training in a variety of functional areas for the purpose of job enrichment and expanding knowledge of research administration.
Bachelor's degree required. Three years demonstrated experience in sponsored project activities at a university, state or federal agency, legal private practice or similar environment. Grants and contracts administration including electronic research administration software and agency systems, knowledge of FARs (Federal Acquisition Regulations), Responsible Conduct of Research and compliance issues related to sponsored research. Knowledge of legal principles of negotiation. Specific experience in contracting. A high degree of independence and judgment required. Requires a detail-oriented person that is well-organized and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously while operating under deadlines. Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to handle ambiguity and exercise judgment. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Work experience should demonstrate ability to conceptualize how to find solutions and reach consensus and to complete complex tasks efficiently. JD may substitute for experience.
Posted Preferred Qualifications:
Advanced degree in related field or JD. Additional experience and/or education, especially related to clinical trials, sponsored research, contracting, and/or regulatory compliance. Intellectual property management and technology transfer. Experience with SAP and Coeus software.
Classified Title: Contracts Associate Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PE Starting Salary Range: $69,140 - $85,000 annually Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Mon - Fri 8:30 - 5:00 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 03-MD:Eastern High Campus Department name: 10000034-Research Administration Ofc of Personnel area: University Administration
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