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$68,000 - $86,000 /year
Torrey Pines Center North
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#113287 Senior Contract Officer - OCGA Business Contracts

Extended Deadline: Mon 1/31/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 12/09/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/20/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Job posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.


The Senior Contract Officer is responsible for drafting, negotiating and executing subawards, subcontracts, clinical trial agreements, sponsored research agreements, and industry contracts of intermediate complexity, unfunded agreements, outgoing Multi-Campus Awards to other UC campuses, UCSD-Provided Service Agreements for VCAA departments, and other agreements ancillary to research projects.

This position is also responsible for conducting subrecipient monitoring and providing institutional support and guidance to faculty and staff on UC policy, federal state and agency regulations, and supporting the overall OCGA mission. Incumbent will also be responsible for analyzing and providing recommendations to systems, business processes, standard operating procedures, and training materials for internal and external customers.


  • Graduation from college with a major in business administration, economics, statistics, educational administration, or science, and four (4) years of experience in research administration positions such as contract & grant functions, pre or post award, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Thorough understanding of research administration guidelines of Federal and non-Federal sponsors supporting research and educational activities, preferably in a university environment. Ability to apply these principles to a wide variety of contracts for research and services.

  • Thorough knowledge of applicable compliance requirements related to use of human or animal subjects in research, financial conflict of interest, biosafety, etc. Knowledge and understanding of how these compliance requirements relate and apply to the specific types of agreements negotiated by OCGA Business Contracts.

  • Knowledge of compliance regulations in all areas of research administration. Specific knowledge of applicable regulations such as Uniform Guidance, HIPAA, CPRA, the UCOP Contract & Grant Manual, FERPA, etc.

  • Proven ability to analyze information, situations, problems, policies and procedures and to formulate logical and objective conclusions from fact, situations, data and observations.

  • Excellent/effective oral and written communication skills, including ability to construct complex legal language as well as persuasive correspondence to convey information in a clear, organized, and concise manner.

  • Proven ability to work independently and under pressure, to manage multiple concurrent tasks and responsibilities, prioritize workload and to deal with changing priorities, while maintaining personal effectiveness in a busy team environment.

  • Experience with high level of detail and accuracy applied to the preparation and review of high volume of contract documents. Ability to prioritize heavy workload, meet deadlines, cope with peak workload periods and apply creativity and originality in time-sensitive problem solving situations.

  • Demonstrated excellent customer service/interpersonal skills including diplomacy, tact, and patience when interacting with all individuals both internal and external to the University.

  • Willingness and ability to uphold the OCGA Customer Service Guidelines, Values, Strategic Plan and UCSD Principles of Community to foster a positive and collaborative and positive team environment; maintain a professional demeanor with appropriate attire, attitude, conversation and behavior


  • U.S. person status is required for this position in order to comply with the Arms Export Control and Export Administration Act. U.S. persons are U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) or protected individuals as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

  • Background check required.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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