Job Code: 4479 Job Grade: K 2 Year Fixed TermDescription Stanford University has changed the world, over and over again. We are one of Silicon Valley's largest employers - and also one of the most unique. Our mission is to educate future leaders and promote interdisciplinary, world-class research and teaching. This passion makes Stanford an intensely creative, rewarding, and challenging place to work. At the same time, our traditions of respect and collaboration sustain a humane, supportive environment in which to pursue your life and your career. Researchthe creation of new knowledgeis key to Stanford's educational mission. Stanford research has led to breakthrough remedies, devices, tools, and concepts, as well as 25 Nobel prizes for Stanford faculty. Among the inventions and discoveries that have resulted from Stanford research are MRI technology, DNA cloning, the Pill, heart transplantation, and digital music. The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR), manages the administrative processes related to the entire lifecycle of sponsored research from proposal submission through award closeout. OSR submits nearly 3,300 new proposals annually and manages more than 5,500 active sponsored projects.
Prepare, review, negotiate, oversee and manage non-standard research-related contracts related to the University's core mission of education and research but falls outside of traditional sponsored research grants and contracts. Provide delegated signing authority to negotiate and accept all contracts on behalf of the university.
Conduct formal negotiation and administration of contracts by government and non-government entities. This includes drafting, negotiating, finalizing and administering a broad array of miscellaneous agreements, including but not limited to service agreements, data use agreements, collaborative funding agreements under non-sponsored funding sources, independent contractor agreements, professional service agreements, and other contracts relating to the University's business relationships.
Conduct comprehensive analysis of the research related activities that will be covered by the contract; draft master agreement and other non-government contracts.
Identify contractual and policy issues such as those related to intellectual property, publication, compliance, conflicts of interest, accounting and invoicing. Resolve issues by interacting with appropriate university officials, faculty, department administrators, and sponsors. Provide follow through until the issue is resolved.
Assess campus impact, risk and business need, appropriateness to campus and University mission for proposed contracts.
Ensure appropriate implementation of University procedures and application of applicable law, regulations and University policy.
Serve as a resource to and consult with department administrators, business officers, faculty, partner groups and sponsors to help resolve problems arising in the course of the project.
Consult with department administrators, principal investigators, and senior staff during the drafting and negotiation process to ensure clear understanding and commitment to contractual obligations.
Participate in or lead special short-term projects within the Office of Sponsored Research or in conjunction with a school or unit.
Resolve problems arising in the course of the project; develop ideas for more effective processes and services.
Advise and assist department administrators, principal investigators, and staff; interpret and explain grant provisions and terms.
Contribute to development and delivery of relevant training to other team members, administrators, and associates.
May supervise and train other employees.
*Other duties may also be assigned
Approaches work with enthusiasm and is driven to provide great service; adds value to the team through meaningful contributions, solutions and ideas.
Is flexible and adaptive to changing situations to achieve organizational objectives and goals; is comfortable with uncertainty and ambiguity.
Builds constructive and effective relationships.
Solves difficult problems with effective solutions and makes good decisions based on analysis, experience and judgement.
Qualifications Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree and seven years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Independently draft and analyze complex contracts, business documents and other agreements and assure compliance with applicable laws and guidelines.
Assess academic, legal, and financial risks and to formulate legal language for high risk, key University research related areas such as intellectual property (patents/copyrights/licensing), publication, indemnification, ownership/rights in research data, export control/foreign national restrictions, confidential/proprietary information, conflict of interest, payment, and other research policies.
Analyze information, situations, problems, policies and procedures and to formulate logical and objective conclusions from fact, situations, data and observations.
Make recommendations and take actions based on understanding and judgment of all factors involved and based on independent interpretation and application of various disciplines involved.
Independently exercise initiative and mature judgment, and follow up to resolve problems.
Work independently and under pressure, to manage multiple concurrent tasks and responsibilities, and to deal with changing priorities, while maintaining personal effectiveness.
Strong organizational skills required prioritizing work and adjusting to changing priorities and interruptions and time-critical deadlines.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with legal analysis and effective negotiation of all types of research contracts/agreements including with federal contracting agencies and industrial/for-profit entities. Proven ability to develop, review, and negotiate complex legal agreements for a variety of research relationships, including basic research, collaborations, CRADAs, work-for-other agreements, Space Act, MTA and equipment loans, software licensing, consulting, services, Other Sponsored Activity agreements, and nondisclosure agreements.
Certifications and Licenses: None PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:
Frequently sitting, grasping lightly, use fine manipulation and a computer (keyboard, mouse, monitor).
Occasionally use a telephone, rarely stand/walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat, write by hand, sort, and file paperwork or parts.
Rarely lift, carry push, and pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job. WORKING CONDITIONS:
May have occasional extended or weekend work hours during peak business cycles.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are not able to provide relocation or sponsorship for this position. Thank you for your interest!
Location: Business Affairs, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains dedicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. The University's thriving diverse community is comprised of nearly 7000 undergraduate students, 9000 graduate students, 2000 faculty members, 1900 postdoctoral scholars, and over 11,000 academic and administrative staff in seven schools including several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. The campus spreads over 8000 contiguous acres and nearly all undergraduates live on campus. Stanford offers bachelor's and master's degrees in addition to doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, DMA and JD) plus a number of professional and continuing education programs and certifications. More at http://facts.stanford.edu and http://www.stanford.edu.