• Assistant Contract Officer

    Posting Number 2018-5334
    Posted Date 2 months ago(11/15/2018 11:40 AM)
    Location : Location
    US-NY-New York
    Office of Sponsored Programs
    Office of the Vice Provost for Research (WS1763)
    Compensation Grade
    Band 53
    Development/Sponsored Research/Grant Writing
  • Position Summary

    Team member of the Office of Sponsored Programs’ (OSP) contracts team reviewing, analyzing, drafting, negotiating, and executing in a deadline driven environment a wide range of agreements governing sponsored program activity conducted at NYU’s Washington Square, NYU global campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai, and at global sites across the world.


    Partnering with Investigators and OSP colleagues as well as across NYU’s research administration support network: establish and implement project management best practices and creative solutions appropriate to the type of work undertaken while reducing administrative burden and implementing proactive solutions for contracting and subcontracting with federal, state, city, foundation, non-profit, industrial, and foreign partners.


    Relationship management with sponsors: engage across the OSP and school-based colleagues at the proposal development phase in responding to sponsor-initiated funding opportunities and effectively communicate negotiation position internally and with extramural sponsors. Represent NYU as an authoritative figure with sponsors and other external parties representing Investigator and NYU’s interests and commitment to stewardship regarding a wide range of research, compliance, and legal issues. Proactively offer thoughtful and innovative solutions to a diverse range of research-related challenges and communicate alternatives that meet NYU and sponsor needs.


    Required Education:
    Bachelor's degree and

    Preferred Education:
    MBA in related field.

    Required Experience:

    At least 2 years’ experience in contract negotiation including the review and negotiation of various types of sponsored programs agreements or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

    Preferred Experience:

    Experience with and understanding of Uniform Guidance, FAR, DFAR, Human Subject, Animal Subject, Research Data, Export Controls regulations and intellectual property issues.

    Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

    Excellent verbal and written communication skills, analytical skills, interpersonal skills, and administrative abilities. Collaborative, results-oriented individual with the capacity to take responsibility and be accountable for meeting deadlines, prioritizing, working under pressure and understanding and respecting the needs of a wide range of divergent interests.  Must be exceptionally responsive, able to work independently, interactively and collaboratively with faculty, research staff, administrators, and external granting entities.

    Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

    Critical reading, writing, and thinking skills are integral to success in this position. A team-oriented professional who multi-tasks and prioritizes well, takes initiative, and works effectively both independently and with others.  Detail-oriented as well as able to see the big picture. Humor, flexibility and other coping skills required to succeed in a deadline driven environment.

    Additional Information

    EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity


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