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The University of Pittsburgh Contracts Officer - 21001056 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Contracts Officer - 21001056 DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES: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 manage a complex portfolio with little oversight, keeping all tasks and communication timely. Must have the ability to work both independently and as an effective team member to accomplish office and University goals. This position must work collaboratively within the Office of Sponsored Programs as well as with other central University offices, other academic institutions, and sponsors. Candidate should have demonstrated facilitation and communication skills and ability to work with individuals of all levels to develop and accomplish shared goals. Negotiation skills to balance sponsor and University needs while ensuring compliance with applicable policies and regulations are essential. Applicant must be able to promptly review and analyze agreements in compliance with sponsor and/or internal deadlines, must be able to offer new and innovative solutions when required, and must effectively negotiate acceptable terms and conditions in a timely manner. 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, as well as ability to prioritize multiple tasks. Routine tasks include reviewing and submitting funding applications; daily review and negotiation of award agreements; multiple conferrals with constituents, researchers and sponsors; and variety of written and electronic correspondence. Position provides other assistance, including coverage for team and training as delegated. Individual must have 2-3 years' relevant experience in sponsored research or University setting. Bachelors degree required. JD or Masters degree preferred. Bachelors 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. Equal Opportunity Employer-minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity

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