Contract Negotiator II
Contract Negotiator II
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
Research and Innovation
Proposed Minimum Salary
Corpus Christi, Texas
This position is responsible for managing the sponsored research contracts within the department and overseeing preparation and negotiation of a range of contracts (both monetary and non-monetary) and other legal documents for sponsored projects, including but not limited to federal, state, and industry sponsored research agreements awarded to TAMU-CC, subcontracts issued by TAMU-CC to collaborators, collaboration agreements, external technical service, and testing agreements. Reviews and negotiates terms and conditions of award documents to ensure compliance with the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) policies, Federal and State laws and regulations, and sponsor guidelines. Minimal supervision is required.
Sponsored research contract/agreement negotiation:
- Negotiates sponsored contracts, agreements, and subcontracts
with corporate and public sponsors, including federal agencies and
- Performs direct negotiation of disputed contractual clauses to
bring agreements to mutually acceptable conclusions.
- Partners with faculty to draft and negotiate intellectual
property and licensing terms to develop corporate research
strategies into sponsored research projects with the
Contract review and provide contractual guidance to the stakeholders:
- Ensures negotiated terms are consistent with proposals,
federal, state, local regulations and laws and TAMUS policies.
Works with R&I's Office of Research Development and
Commercialization to secure intellectual property and publication
rights. Works collaboratively, under minimal supervision with TAMUS
Office of General Counsel, R&I's Office of Research Compliance
and other members' offices.
- Provides guidance to research administration on contractual
issues and key contractual obligations; provides guidance to
sponsored programs regarding terms and conditions.
- Reviews and analyzes agreements and contracts to identify
risks, liabilities or gaps in information and resolves
- Responsible for remaining current on issues in the field of
research administration and any changes in federal/state
legislative, practices, policies and contract
Documentation and data entry in Maestro and other duties as assigned:
- Maintains all negotiations-related documentation in
negotiations database, Maestro. Ensures that all records are
updated regularly, and that documentation represents the current
status of each negotiation. Ensures that all negotiations are
processed in a timely fashion and that all parties to the
negotiation are kept apprised of the status.
- Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Public
Administration, law or other related field.
- Two (2) years of professional business administration, grant
and contract administration, intellectual property management or
related work experience.
- Paralegal or transactional contract experience.
- Extensive knowledge of federal agency grants and contract
regulations. Considerable knowledge of contract law.
- Superior writing, speaking and general communications
- Ability to negotiate and to synthesize many kinds of
information effectively in pursuit of general and specific
- General understanding of the function and mission of higher
education and specific knowledge of the dynamics of a
- Knowledge of and facility in using electronic data storage and
communications systems. Ability to develop and maintain effective
- Knowledge of safety, security, and confidentiality precautions
appropriate to work performed.
- Master's or Professional Degree in Business Administration,
Finance, Public Administration, Law from an accredited
- Experience in research administration at a university, company,
foundation, and/or state agency is highly desirable.
- Knowledge of US Law regarding Intellectual Property (IP) and
Copyright (CR). Legal experience and/or a Juris
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
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