Office of Sponsored Programs - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (19009290)
The Contracts Officer on the Grants Management Team is responsible for reviewing and negotiating a wide variety of research grants and related agreements from federal, state, and nonprofit funding agencies.
Review includes verifying budgets and ensuring conformance with sponsor, governmental, and internal requirements. The incumbent must
successfully do the following:
Manage a complex portfolio with little oversight, keeping all tasks and communication timely
Work both independently and as an effective team member to accomplish office and University goals
Work collaboratively within the Office of Sponsored Programs as well as with other central University offices, other academic institutions, and sponsors
Demonstrate facilitation and communication skills and the ability to work with individuals of all levels to develop and accomplish shared goals
Promptly review and analyze agreements in compliance with sponsor and/or internal deadlines
Offer new and innovative solutions when required
Negotiate acceptable terms and conditions in a timely manner.
The incumbent must be detail-oriented in high-volume, fast-paced environment, and possess working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Position requires strong interpersonal skills, exercise of appropriate tact and discretion, and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks. Negotiation skills to balance sponsor and University needs while ensuring compliance with applicable policies and regulations are also essential.
Other routine tasks include reviewing and submitting funding applications, daily review and negotiation of award agreements, multiple conferrals with constituents, researchers and sponsors, and a variety of written and electronic correspondence. The position provides other assistance, including coverage for team and training as delegated.
Bachelor's degree required. JD or Masters degree preferred. Must have 2-3 years' relevant experience in university research administration. Must have working knowledge of OMB Uniform Guidance and common sponsor guidelines. Familiarity with internal and external eRA systems preferred. Strong written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Department Details : The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), a central office reporting to the Senior Vice Chancellor for Research, is charged with assisting faculty, staff, and students in their efforts to promote and secure sponsored research funding. The OSP reviews, negotiates, endorses, and provides administrative oversight related to proposals and awards in accordance with all applicable laws, policies, and regulations. The Vice Chancellor for Sponsored Programs and Research Operations of the Office of Sponsored Programs serves as the designated University Officer empowered for all sponsored research activities. The Office of Sponsored Programs is a nexus of excellence for research resources. We are dedicated to partnering with the University of Pittsburgh research community to secure funding, exchange research materials, data, and ideas, and to build collaborations in an effort to foster creativity, scholarship, and innovation.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Administrator.III
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 2-3 years experience
Work Schedule: Mon-Fri 8:30-5
Hiring Range: $35,100.00 - $56,784.00
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: Not Applicable
Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter
Internal Number: 19009290
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.