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Contracts Manager at UB Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships

 

UB Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships (BEP) is seeking a Contracts Manager to help change the world by facilitating industry sponsored research, technology transfer and clinical trials of innovative new technologies necessary to get new diagnostic and therapeutic products to market, and to foster economic growth in the Western New York Community. You will work with diverse faculty who are conducting leading edge research to enable creation and testing of innovations that solve real-world problems. In this role, you will be part of the Technology Transfer team and will work with Office of Sponsored Projects Services (SPS), Clinical Research Office, and other BEP staff to enable industry sponsored research, clinical research, and technology transfer at UB.

You will facilitate University wide clinical research by drafting and negotiating certain agreements with industry sponsors, while ensuring compliance with University and Research Foundation policies.

You will coordinate with internal customers as needed such as Principal Investigators, study staff, Clinical Research Office and Technology Transfer staff, and the Office of Sponsored Projects Services to obtain technical information, budgets, protocols and scopes-of-work for pre-award contract negotiation and execution, and to transition executed agreements to SPS for post-award activity.

Key responsibilities include:

Non-Clinical Research Agreements. The primary function of this position is to facilitate University wide non-clinical research by drafting and negotiating contracts involving and supporting University at Buffalo research activities and intellectual property. These activities include, for example, industry sponsored research, license and option agreements.
Clinical Trials Agreements. The secondary function of this position is to facilitate University wide clinical research by drafting and negotiating certain agreements with industry sponsors while ensuring compliance with University and Research Foundation policies. Primary focus is on clinical trial, data use and site agreements.

The successful candidate is expected to stay apprised of evolving regulations, trends, and standards relative to technology transfer, industry sponsored research and clinical trials, and to incorporate those into future agreements in consultation with SUNY and Research Foundation policies.

We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Outstanding Benefits Package

Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About UB

The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree.

At least 3 years of experience working in technology transfer, sponsored research, clinical research, intellectual property, or other contract negotiations. Requirement may be satisfied by an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Self-motivated and able to work collaboratively with faculty and colleagues.

Must have the maturity and self-confidence to relate to faculty as colleagues and possess a business-like demeanor to represent the RF-SUNY when interacting with industry and other constituents.

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced degree in law, business, or science.

Five or more years of experience working in technology transfer, business development, clinical research, intellectual property, or other contract negotiations. Requirement may be satisfied by an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience drafting and negotiating agreements related to technology transfer in a university setting.

Experience drafting and negotiating contracts related to industry sponsored research in a university setting.

Experience drafting and negotiating contracts related to clinical research in a university setting.

Salary Range

$75,000 – $95,000

Work Hours

Monday – Friday

37.5 hours

Campus

All Campuses

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