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The University of Washington's Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) within the Office of Research, has an outstanding opportunity for a full time Compliance Analyst.
This position reviews and approves grant and contract proposals, negotiates resulting awards, and exercises independent judgment and thorough analysis on administrative matters throughout the life of the award. Each of the position responsibilities is outlined below.
Award review, negotiation, and acceptance:
The individual in this position reviews awards and evaluates the award terms and conditions. University acceptance is dependent on terms and conditions that are consistent with Federal and State law, University policy, originating sponsor requirements, and University processes and systems. This position collaborates with department representatives and/or faculty to negotiate an acceptable award terms and conditions on behalf of the University.
This area of responsibility includes:
Review and acceptance of grant/contract awards or federal flow through award (non-FDP) from various sponsors.
Communication regularly with sponsor representative to gather information and serve as a liaison for the University with the sponsor representative.
Present on policies and best management practices related to contracts management for an OSP and non-OSP audience.
Prepare and present materials on contract terms and conditions, risk assessment, roles and responsibilities and other contractual areas, for an OSP, faculty, or other central office audience.
Serve as an in-house expert in contract terms & conditions.
Along with the Senior Contracts Specialist, assess needed staff development programs involving contract acceptance, including specific areas such as publication restrictions, indemnification, payment types, rules of agency, and other background areas to enhance staff performance.
Serve as a peer mentor in OSP.
Assist with workload distribution on the Contracts Team.
The individual in this position must have knowledge of federal regulations concerning management of federal assistance funding and federal acquisition funding, In addition, he/she must have proficiency working with Clinical Trial Agreements, including Master CTAs and a working knowledge of conflict of interest regulations, human subjects and FDA regulations, and animal care policies and other non-fiscal compliance areas. He/she must have a firm understanding of applicable University research policies.
The individual in this position must be able to assess business and legal risk, make independent decisions based on sound judgment, and independently assist faculty, including Chairs, Deans and their delegates or representatives. He/she must be comfortable collaborating and advising with various levels of leadership at the University.
In addition, the person in this position must be able to prioritize, balance, and delegate a shifting amount of workload in a deadline driven working environment.
This individual must possess strong communication skills, written and verbal, and be able to explain complicated policy or regulation to others that may not possess the same background.
Sponsored programs related agreements:
Sponsored Programs can include related agreements that impact research or other activities such as: confidentiality agreements, teaming agreements, data use agreements, MOUs, or other agreement types that inform the relationship, limitations and responsibilities of the University as a party to the agreement.
The individual in this position must be able to evaluate fact scenarios presented to him/her and make an assessment of the contractual needs related to the transaction.
This individual must be proficient with various agreement instruments, including those listed above. The individual in this position must be able to collaborate with other involved offices, such as UW CoMotion (techtransfer office), the Human Subjects Division, Advancement or other involved offices to assist faculty and department representatives. Detailed drafting and negotiation are expected.
This area of responsibilities include:
Serve as OSP representative on related committees that discuss and develop processes around roles/responsibilities for related agreements and research.
Carry out needed comparative analysis of other University practices around related agreements.
Provide input and recommendations to OSP leadership on needed development of expertise in OSP or workflow to handle related agreements.
Serve as in-house expert for OSP regarding related agreement needs analysis.
Review and revise OSP templates available for related agreements.
Serve as peer mentor in OSP.
Development of contracts training curricula and delivery:
This position oversees the development and delivery of basic contracts training for new employees and existing employees seeking to broaden their depth of knowledge in sponsored program contracts terms and conditions. The individual in this position works with the Learning and Business Support Team, to develop and document training materials related to basic contracts terms and conditions and negotiation basics. In addition, he/she is involved with delivery of the training or arranging subject matter experts to deliver such training, in coordination with the OSP Learning Specialist.
This individual is also expected to provide subject matter expertise to colleagues within the office, and advise the Leadership team within his/her subject matter focus area, as needed.
Advise on complex outgoing subawards and development of tools and resources for subawards
In this position, the Contracts Team member is on point to assist the Subawards Team with more complex outgoing agreement structures, including data use agreement language, licensing, flow-down provisions, and clinical trial site agreements. This individual serves in a consultative role as well as assists in developing templates for use by the Subawards Team for non-FDP use.
| A Bachelor's Degree in Business or a related field and six or more years of experience of demonstrated increase in responsibility and development of expertise in grant and contract administration. Such demonstrated expertise can be past management of specific grant and contract administration areas, demonstrated authority on area of expertise, such as fiscal compliance or |
regulatory FCOI, IRB and IACUC policies through publication or presentation of materials developed in past positions, or depth of knowledge of contract law developed in a past position.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required. Familiarity with federal electronic research administration is required. Knowledge of MS Word and Excel is required.
Experience with or strong understanding of, copyright law, publication policy, intellectual property
rights, and data ownership.
| A Juris Doctorate Degree |
Knowledge of basic data security areas, including personal health information (PHI), export control, classified data, and proprietary interests is desired.
Knowledge of non-profit sponsors' policies and foundation policies is desirable.
A demonstrated capacity to work with and within a diverse community.
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.