NOTE: This recruitment is for two Contract Manager positions. By applying, you will be considered for both vacancies (20012609 & 20017292).
The principal function of the Contract Manager is to facilitate the negotiations of industry-sponsored research at UNC with an emphasis on providing the highest level of customer service to campus and sponsors while taking into account all applicable federal and state laws, regulations, and University guidelines and policies.
The functions of the Contract Manager position include:
Reviewing and negotiating complex legal contracts for clinical and non-clinical research funding received by the University from private, for-profit sponsors, including businesses, industry, associations, and foundations in order to facilitate industry-sponsored research at UNC
Reviewing and negotiating research-related confidentiality and data use agreements with all collaborators
Consulting with faculty investigators and departmental staff regarding the nature of each research project and the impact of unique aspects of the project on the legal language contained in the language of the agreement, representing the best interests of the University and the Investigator
Keeping abreast of new developments in research administration policies and requirements in order to serve as an up-to-date source of information, guidance, and training for the campus and research community.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, or related business area; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated strong customer service skills.
Demonstrated strong organizational, time management, and prioritization skills.
Demonstrated ability to perform work with a high degree of accuracy, efficiency, and timeliness.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook).
Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Juris Doctorate (JD) degree.
Previous experience in contract negotiations in a research-intensive university.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: 170854
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