UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 02/08/17 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for assistance.
*Position will remain "Open until Filled" *
The Principal Contract and Grant Officer Health Sciences, operating under a formal delegation of authority to execute extramurally funded grants and contracts, provides professional expertise to faculty and other researchers for research programs, contracts, and other agreements funded or supported by a variety of sponsor types, in the fields of clinical trials, medical services, bio-medical sciences, pharmaceutical, bio-technology, and health sciences. The responsibilities include managing, negotiating and executing Material Transfer Agreements, Clinical Trial, Non-Disclosure, Sponsored Research, Multi-Party, Master and other Research Collaboration Agreements.
The position is responsible for providing expert guidance and consulting with Investigators who are seeking to obtain funding and negotiate contracts with for-profit/industry, federal, CA State, foreign and non-profit sponsors. The Principal Contract and Grant Officer oversees administrative management/problem resolution during the term of the contract, and managing the close-out of such contracts. The Principal Contract and Grant Officer negotiates complex, high profile, high risk contracts covering funded or unfunded research collaborations, investigator-initiated clinical trials, equipment and software evaluations, materials transfer, industry membership, etc. The Principal Contract and Grant Officer is also expected to be skilled in managing complex intellectual property and licensing matters, and negotiate on behalf of the university to protect our rights.
The Principal Contract and Grant Officer is responsible for a portfolio of the highest profile and complex proposal and award actions from a variety of sponsor types and requires expert analytical skills, and detailed knowledge of UC policy and federal regulations. This involves interactions and negotiations at the highest levels: internal and external legal counsel, Chief Executive Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Vice Presidents of Research Development, etc.
Responsibilities at this level also include one-on-one high-level guidance to Principal Investigators and Department/ORU business administrators, mentoring of OCGA Senior Analysts when non-standard issues arise, and advising the Office of Innovation & Commercialization (OIC) on matters pertaining to UC research policy, innovation and commercialization. Response time for these transactions is often critical and requires expert negotiation and facilitation skills.
The Principal Contract and Grant Officer is responsible for the review, negotiation and execution of all industry sponsored research agreements. The officer determines the nature and scope of the relationship of UCSD investigators to industry sponsors, and develops the business terms of the research project.
The officer also provides consultation to faculty, campus administrators and industry sponsor representatives in such areas as UC clinical research procedures, policies, and contract language; training and educating campus about industry sponsored agreements, as well as policies, practices, guidance etc. related to such agreements, and participating in the strategy planning and implementation with the Associate VC for Innovation & Commercialization, to increase, broaden, develop and maintain UCSD relations with industry.
Responsibilities include taking the lead in drafting, negotiating and interpreting a vast array of legal documents such as Research Contracts, Multi-Party Agreements, Investigator-Initiated Clinical Trials, Material Transfer Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements, and other unfunded agreements utilizing extensive working knowledge of University research policies, public service, patient care environment, and state and federal regulations as they relate to the key issue addressed above.
College Degree with a major in contract law, sponsored research administration, intellectual property, operations research, political science, or a relevant field, and seven (7) years of experience in sponsored research administration, preferably at a higher education or research institution; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Extensive skills and ability to negotiate effectively to successfully represent the University's position regarding protection of intellectual property and other complex, high-risk key research elements (e.g., publication, data rights, export control, forei