The University of Iowa Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP) is seeking a full-time Contract Administrator to join the staff of a thriving research administration office in a BIG10 institution of higher education. We offer a challenging and exciting work environment in which one has the opportunity to grow and learn about research contracts in an academic setting. Working in a team environment, the Contract Administrator position provides contract negotiation and other administrative support for faculty and staff engaged in research and related activities.
Growth Opportunities: DSP is a progressive collection of professionals who are self-driven/directed, out of the box thinkers. We offer varied professional education opportunities both on and off campus for your continuous learning.
Technology: Successful candidates will be responsible for managing sponsored research award activities using a myriad of technological tools and techniques.
Work Flexibility: DSP is a family-friendly department committed to work-life balance for our employees. The University of Iowa offers an excellent benefits package. DSP has full-time positions available and will also consider those interested in a part-time appointment working at least 50% time.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Review, draft, negotiate and administer research related agreements.
Use independent judgment to determine and negotiate acceptable terms for a variety of contracts including funding agreements, data use agreements, confidentiality agreements, material transfer agreements and outgoing subawards.
Ensure compliance with state and federal regulations and University policies and procedures.
Gather and interpret relevant information to identify and solve problems.
Required qualifications include:
A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited educational institution.
Ability to set priorities and adjust strategies to changing needs.
Customer-focused and dedicated to providing optimum service.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Thrives in a high-volume, fast-paced environment. Is able to handle a large workload.
Demonstrates independent judgment and critical thinking skills.
Ability to work within a team and alone or with limited guidance, as appropriate.
Experience with reviewing, drafting and negotiating contracts.
Desirable qualifications include:
Experience in government, industry or healthcare contracting.
Research administration experience with Federal or non-federal sponsors.
A working knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).
Experience in a legal or business setting.
Advanced degree in a related discipline. Juris Doctor (JD) or Masters in Business Administration (MBA) strongly preferred.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: 19003633
About University of Iowa Division of Sponsored Programs
The University of Iowa Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP) is a thriving research administration office in a BIG10 institution of higher education. We offer a challenging and exciting work environment in which one has the opportunity to grow and learn about academic research contracts and grants. Working in a team environment employees within DSP provide administrative support for faculty and staff engaged in research and other scholarly activities.