The Research Administrator 3/ Contract Specialist is responsible for the preparation, drafting, review and negotiation of simple to moderately complex training affiliation; core lab services; and sales and service agreements, and other contracts which may be assigned by the Principal Contracts Specialist Supervisor and the Director - Contracts/Awards. This role negotiates terms and conditions of simple to moderately complex business contracts, and provides guidance and counsel on a wide variety of contract-related matters to senior departmental administrators while supporting senior Contract Officers with their portfolios and the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) staff. The Contract Specialist will be the institutional representative throughout the life of the contract. During the contract negotiation process, the Contract Specialist will need to coordinate input from departmental administrators, and campus offices including Legal Affairs, Risk Management, Privacy, Dean's offices, and Department managers.
The Contract Specialist will be responsible for interpreting internal guidance, negotiating inclusion of stakeholder requirements into contracts, and completing all assignments in a timely and professional manner and in compliance with University policy. The Contract Specialist works independently to assess simple to moderately complex contract transactions where analysis requires a thorough understanding of variable factors. This position uses advanced contracts and grants concepts to manage high volume and simple to moderate complexity transactions.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.