• Assistant Director of Research Contracts and Collaborations

    Posting Number 2019-6927
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/26/2019 10:50 AM)
    Location : Location
    US-NY-New York
    Department
    Office of Sponsored Programs
    School/Division
    Office of the Vice Provost for Research (WS1763)
    Compensation Grade
    Band 54
    Union
    N/A
    FT/PT
    Full-Time
    Category
    Development/Sponsored Research/Grant Writing
  • Position Summary

    The Assistant Director, Research Contracts and Collaborations is a key leadership position within the Vice Provost for Research’s Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). OSP provides pre-award and non-financial post award research administration service and support in sponsored programs administration to faculty, investigators, and other researchers in academic units and provostial centers and institutes conducting research and undertaking other sponsored activities. The Assistant Director, Research Contracts and Collaborations leads a team of professionals responsible for managing a diverse portfolio of research contracts and collaboration agreements for NYU investigators.

     

    The Assistant Director:

    • Serves as the subject matter expert and subaward policy specialist responsible for overseeing OSP's subrecipient risk assessment and monitoring policies and procedures.

    • Provides administrative oversight to the team negotiating subawards, data use agreements, and other sponsored program related agreements.

    • Educates and informs the NYU community on policies and procedures impacting the day to day management of research collaborations.

    • Leads special projects involving the implementation and change management of major policies and systems related to research collaborations and research data.

    • Oversees NYU's policies and procedures regarding incoming and outgoing data use agreements, especially as relates to sponsored projects.

    • Assists the Proposal Team in reviewing proposals for compliance with NYU policies, identifying and resolving problematic terms and conditions and issues unique to collaborations.

    • Provides input to faculty on project management from a legal/agreement perspective.

    • Liaises with compliance offices, Office of General Counsel, Libraries, IT to manage policies and procedures related to research collaborations.

    • Negotiates agreements with state and federal agencies, non-profits; and negotiates and processes data use agreements, grants, contracts, subawards, and modifications thereto.

    • Maintains a library of agreements and clauses for unique collaboration situations.

    • Represents NYU in the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) and in FDP subcommittees

    Qualifications

    Required Education:
    Bachelor's Degree or

    Preferred Education:
    Juris Doctorate (J.D.) or

    Required Experience:
    5+ years

    Preferred Experience:
    At least 5 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.

    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:
    Required Knowledge, Skills & 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.

    Additional Information

    NYU aims to be among the greenest urban campuses in the country and carbon neutral by 2040. Learn more at nyu.edu/sustainability.

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